New Fiction: “The White Rose of Memphis” in Needle: A Magazine of Noir

The Fall 2011 issue of Needle: A Magazine of Noir has just been released, and I’m fortunate to have a new story within its pages: “The White Rose of Memphis,” a dark little tale about a young couple who’ve signed on for a Tennessee hotel’s twisted new tourist attraction, a historical reenactment of a late-’40s murder. Needless to say, things don’t entirely go as planned. The issue features fifteen stories in all, including the third and final installment of Ray Banks‘ serialized novel Wolf Tickets and a previously unpublished story by ’50s and ’60s pulp master Gil Brewer, plus fiction by a mix of established names and talented up-and-comers: Daniel Davis, Andrew Hook, David James Keaton, Nolan Knight, Alan Leverone, Michael Moreci, Peter Morin, Michael Oliveri, Keith Rawson, Stephen D. Rogers, Michael Sheedy, and Holly West. Thanks to editor Steve Weddle for including me in the mix. — Art Taylor