Damn that’s a good-looking book!

You know you want it!

And this weekend you can have it, free!

Yes, we’re giving it away to say thanks for your support of the Hawkshaw mysteries.

If you get it, and you read it, would you be so kind as to drop it a review on Amazon?

Or Goodreads?

Bill is an indie author with an indie press who wrote one-helluva hard-boiled mystery, so he can use all the reviews he can get to help people find out about this wonderful book. He has been called the successor to Raymond Chandler by some reviewers, and they’re not exaggerating.

But, review or not, you can have it, no strings attached. We want you to have the book, and to enjoy it, on us, as a way to say “Thanks!” So get your free copy today!

It didn’t occur to me then that Kennedy was rich. All I saw was this skinny, unassuming guy with a New England accent. His suit hung on his bones as though he were still recovering from the South Pacific, but his grin was a Steinway piano. Kennedy had the kind of charm that made you like him even when he was winning the girl you wanted. How do you outmaneuver a romancer like that?


It’s time for the final read-through before the curtain goes up on Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl, released by our imprint, Hawkshaw Press. As with every book we print, we check them once, we check them twice, and we check them a few times after that to be sure they’re clean, like Griffin’s case.

This book is getting great reviews and winning awards even in its proof phase. You’re going to want a signed copy.

And you’re going to want in on a chance to talk to Bill! 

And maybe you find yourself behind the 8-ball, and you need someone who believes you when you say you were in Montreal at the time. You know who to call:


Um, yeah, that would be Instant Noodles, Volume 3, “Hot Buttered Holidays!” And we use real, sweet, creamery butter, because it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

It’s available December 1st., the lit mag, not a tub of butter.

Why, December, that’s months and months away.

It is almost Thanksgiving, People.

There’s no leaves left to peep at!

Are you ready for the cavalcade of holidays?


If not, you may want to linger a bit longer in the now distant summer!

Why not try a lovely little number form Instant NoodlesHot Fun in the Summertime,” like “First Morning After Moving,” by Greg Hill, or visit “The H.K. INN,” with Virginia Watts?

How about a memoir from a veteran for Veteran’s Day?

Enjoy your light-noodlie lunch now, before it’s stuffing-yourself time!

Mmmmm… tasty.


This is a great story in The Washington Post. Click here to see it. The WAPO costs like $5/month too; you might consider a subscription. I love mine. But… back to the point:

The man who took this photo, Jim Roberts, is looking for this woman, and one other, to thank them for bringing a bright spot to his life when he was on his tour of duty in Vietnam. YOU might know who these women are. Pass this article around, and maybe you can help Jim find these “donut dollies.”

In addition to that, he has a self-published book of his time in the war. that is used to fund the Veterans’ Breakfast Club. Pick up a copy of his book, and you will be donating your entire purchase to this veterans’ group!

We can never thank veterans enough for their sacrifice, so all these little things help!


It’s Veteran’s Day in the US of A, and there are lots of things you can do to thank a veteran, like picking up the tab at Starbucks, or saying, “Thank you for your service,” or many other things.

One thing you can do is to read a man’s book. That’s right; there is nothing you can do that will make a writer happier than reading something he, or she, wrote.

William Crandell, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War, happens to be a really talented writer in addition to being a veteran. He won the best short story nationally in 2019, in addition to his win in the state of Delaware.

Bill is releasing his first novel, one in a series of four starring hardboiled detective Jack Griffin, and he has already gotten a stellar review for it from Midwest Reviews.

Am I using a post about Veteran’s Day to hawk a man’s book? I am. It is no small thing to have served in a combat zone. 

And, therefore, why not? What better gift could you give Bill than to read his book? He served; we should care, and while we have limited time and what-have-you, this is one way people who like writers and creative writing can also add in appreciation for veterans. 

And, aside from that, this is really a very well-written book. It’s gonna grab you and transport you. And it’s fun; it has all that Humphrey-Bogart-patter you love in a good noir mystery.

So, you know, get a copy. Or give a copy. Today.

Thanks for your service Bill.