THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE
(Moonstone; Coming soon!)
HOW THE RED SOX EXPLAIN NEW ENGLAND
(Triumph Books; Coming soon!)
WOLF CREEK, BOOK 3: MURDER IN DOGLEG CITY
(Western Fictioneers; December 2012)
(Ebook & Paperback; 178 pages; 8 x 5)
(A multi-author novel that includes my character Rupe Tingley, swamper and town drunk. I contributed Chapter Five).
Dogleg City is what folks in Wolf Creek call the seedy part of town. Life is cheap there, and death is common. At first this murder seemed like any other — but the more Marshal Sam Gardner and his deputies learn about it, the more it seems this death will blow Wolf Creek wide open.…
About the author: Beneath the mask, Ford Fargo is not one but a posse of America’s leading western authors who have pooled their talents to create a series of rip-snortin’, old fashioned sagebrush sagas. Saddle up. Read ‘em Cowboy! These are the legends of Wolf Creek.
SIX-GUNS AND SLAY BELLS: A CREEPY COWBOY CHRISTMAS
Put on your Santa hat and saddle up for this collection of creepy Christmas stories from the Western Fictioneers, the world’s only organization of professional authors devoted solely to Western fiction. SIX-GUNS AND SLAY BELLS is a collection of 15 Christmas-themed original Western stories with paranormal elements including ghosts, vampires, monsters, and aliens. The best-selling, award-winning line-up of authors includes Robert J. Randisi, Chuck Tyrell, Troy D. Smith, C. Courtney Joyner, Matthew P. Mayo, Douglas Hirt, James Reasoner, Jerry Guin, Charlie Steel, Clay More, Cheryl Pierson, Larry D. Sweazy, James J. Griffin, Christine Matthews, and L.J. Washburn.
BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND 2
It’s all meat, no filler in this red-raw-and-oozing collection of 29 tales of pure pulp action. You’ll find aliens, gangsters, drifters, mountain men, private dicks, gun molls, loners, misfits, drunks, thugs, booze-hounds, and more, all brawling in the pages of Round Two.
This anthology, edited by David Cranmer and Matthew P. Mayo, contains 29 tales of hot pulpy action by such top names as Bill Pronzini, Vin Packer, Dave Zeltserman, Charles Ardai, James Reasoner, Bill Crider, Ed Gorman, Larry D. Sweazy, John Nesbitt, Howard Hopkins, Courtney Joyner, me, and many more!
Available now at Amazon.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CROSSOVERS CASEBOOK
(Moonstone Books; March 13, 2012)
(240 pages; 6 x 9; softcover; $18.95)
(Includes my short story, “The Folly of Flight”)
Edited by Howard Hopkins, this original anthology features never-before-seen tales of the world’s first consulting detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, as he teams up with other investigators and notables of his time! Holmes teams up with one of the most famous thieves of literature, Arsene Lupin; Lawrence of Arabi; Calamity Jane; Sexton Blake; Houdini; The Thinking Machine; Doc Savage’s father, Colonel Savage; and others…. My story teams Holmes and Watson with the Gentleman Thief, Arsene Lupin, in “The Folly of Flight.”
Available now at Amazon.
CACTUS COUNTRY ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 1
(High Hill Press; Sept. 3, 2011)
(327 pages; 8.3 x 5.4; softcover; $17.95)
A collection of short stories, poetry, and articles by 39 top Western writers such as Dusty Richards, Johnny D. Boggs, Jory Sherman, John D. Nesbitt, John Duncklee, Cotton Smith, and many more (including a poem by … Matthew P. Mayo!)
Available at: Amazon.
BAD AUSTEN: THE WORST STORIES JANE NEVER WROTE
(Includes my short story, “The Horrors of Expectation”)
(Softcover, Adams Media, 224 pages, November 15, 2011)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an author as popular as Jane Austen should be imitated, expanded upon, and parodied—until now…. This collection presents the best of the worst entries for the first paragraph of Austen’s unwritten classics. From “Star Wars” meets Elizabeth Bennett to “Northanger Abbey” translated into a setting for cats and dogs, here are the stories Jane Austen would never have written.
Available at Amazon.
(Includes my story, “Catch as Catch Can: A Maple Jack Tale”)
(Softcover and ebook versions, Western Fictioneers, 270 pages, July 2011)
From the dusty plains of Texas to the sweeping vistas of Montana and beyond, the classic American Western returns in this collection of 24 brand-new stories by some of the top Western writers in the world today, including Robert J. Randisi, Dusty Richards, James Reasoner, Larry D. Sweazy, L.J. Washburn, Jackson Lowry, Larry Jay Martin, Kerry Newcomb, and Matthew P. Mayo (and many others!). This anthology is the biggest original Western anthology ever published!
(Includes my short story, “The Witch Hole”)
(Softcover & ebook, PulpWork Press, 366 pages, July, 2011)
This beefy volume is crammed tight with 20 tales of cattlemen and cannibals, aliens and barkeeps, robots and soiled doves, and just about everything you can think of that blends Westerns with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.
CHRISTMAS CAMPFIRE COMPANION
Short Stories from Today’s Top Western Writers
(Includes my short story, “Maple Jack and the Christmas Kid”)
(Softcover and Kindle versions, Fall 2011)
Port Yonder Books presents the forthcoming anthology, Christmas Campfire Companion: Short Stories from Today’s Top Western Writers. It includes my story, “Maple Jack and the Christmas Kid.”
A Magazine of Noir
(Includes my short story, “Get Teague!”)
(Softcover, Needle Magazine, 202 pages,
Issue #3/Winter 2010)
Needle: A Magazine of Noir, is a tri-annual publication featuring tales of murder and mayhem. New fiction by Graham Powell, Matthew C. Funk, Sophie Littlefield, Graham Bowlin, Michael Gonzales, Kieran Shea, Richard Godwin, Anthony Neil Smith, Matthew P. Mayo, Matthew McBride, Libby Cudmore, and Ray Banks.
Available at Lulu.
Steampunk can be defined as a subgenre of science fiction typically set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian setting, where steam power is prevalent. Consider the slogan: “What the past would look like if the future had come along earlier.”
The stories in this all-original anthology explore alternate timelines and have been set all over the world, running the gamut from science fiction to mystery to horror to a melding of these genres.
16 Original stories about the chance to take the vacation you’ve always dreamed of—at your own peril—in any era you’d like to visit.
Take a vacation through time with the help of a Time Travel Agency offering excursions into the past and future. Readers will find themselves in exotic, adventurous locales-and in all manner of trouble and mysteries. And figures from the past will be able to squeak by the other way.
A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS:
21 All-New Blazing Tales of the Old West
Discover what it’s like to ride with damaged men and sinister night stalkers, tragic doves, plucky homemakers and gun-toting belles. Experience for yourself the harsh reality of birth and death, love and hate, revenge, retribution and robbery. You’ll find it all here, penned by a whole posse-full of Western writers old and new.
So what are you waiting for? Saddle up for action and adventure . . . and grab yourself A Fistful of Legends!
OUT OF THE GUTTER
The modern journal of pulp fiction and degenerate literature
Pulp fiction from too many to list, plus the inside scoop on the Aryan Circle, an advice column from your favorite punk rock ex-con and the usual profusion of fun facts, demented humor and other extras!
“From Matthew P. Mayo comes ‘Kin,’ where a guy attempting to retrieve a football under his porch is instead greeted by the fangs of a poisonous snake. His attempts to drive to the hospital for help as the toxins swim through his bloodstream achieve rollicking, bizarrely comic heights.” —Bookgasm
WHERE LEGENDS RIDE:
New Tales of the Old West
Saddle up and enjoy these 14 new tales of hot lead, cold hearts, and more leather-slapping action, adventure, and edge-of-the-seat danger than you could ever hope to find on either side of the Mississippi.
The writers within range from seasoned Western scribes to those new to the field, but all are united by their love of the legends of the Wild West. Most write for the Black Horse Westerns series published by Robert Hale, Ltd., one of the few publishers worldwide to produce a regular supply of new Western fiction.
From high-noon showdowns and shade-tree lynchings to raging prairie fires and scrub-country manhunts, Express Westerns’ first collection, Where Legends Ride, will grab you by the vest front and won’t let go until you’ve surrendered to the posse. So sink spur and hang on . . . it’s time to go where legends ride!