E. W. Farnsworth has been selected by Pro Se Productions from a global field of potential authors to write novels in the style and spirit of hard-boiled detective stories from the late 1940s and 1950s, specifically from the legendary Dime Detective Magazine.*
Now joining the ranks of such masters of the detective genre as Raymond Chandler and Earl Stanley Gardner, Farnsworth will be writing about a brilliant but deranged wheelchair-bound detective who solves the cases that the NYPD cannot or will not solve from the confines his filthy tenement flat.
The first novel in this line has been completed and submitted to the publisher with publication expected in 2016.
Farnsworth’s selection for writing this and other works–his proposal topped the submissions of all contenders–was, in part, based upon his having created stories with three popular detectives of his own, Ollie Handwell, Jack Fulghum and Manny Farstar, aka “the Galactic Edgemaster.”
Farnsworth’s police detective Oliver “Ollie” Handwell appeared in Bitcoin Fandango available from Greenman Arizona Press. The author’s sequel, focusing on Handwell’s solving cryptocurrency crimes designed to rig the American 2016 election, is in progress.
Farnsworth’s Greater Boston area private investigator John “Jack” Fulghum was featured in stories in numerous anthologies in America, the United Kingdom and India. A collection of some of those stories will appear in John Fulghum Mysteries this December from Zimbell House Publishing.
Farnsworth’s science fiction hard-boiled detective Manny Farstar works at the boundaries of the Andromeda Galaxy in anthology stories to be published by Horrified Press in London in 2016.
E. W. Farnsworth’s westerns and spy stories also feature characters with master detection skills.
Pro Se Productions will publish Farnsworth’s collected western stories in Desert Sun, Red Blood in 2015 and The Secret Adventures of Agents Salamander and Crow in a new Pro Se Single-Shot series scheduled for monthly publication in 2015 and 2016.
*Dime Detective Magazine was second only to Black Mask Magazine for featuring the hard-boiled school of detective writing. E. W. Farnsworth recalls reading stories in both magazines in local barber shops in Portsmouth, Virginia, during his youth.