Dead Man's Switch is a journey through years of dark fiction. From the understated nuances of a mob hit, to the overblown action of "ghost missions" to the strange world of actual ghost missions, Dead Man's Switch serves one purpose - to take you there. Through the back-alleys, the deadly thrill-games, that old bar where everybody knows your game - the crumbled asphalt of the highway of dark-fiction.

Over forty stories capturing twisted moments, and twists that have timers, hitting you three seconds after you read the last sentence. This collection is the culmination of years of work, moods and grooves, and will be worth your investment of time and money. 

Some of the stories have been published in online- and print journals, and in other, much smaller collections. But nothing like this. 

You can pick up Dead Man's Switch on Amazon (U.S.) and Amazon (U.K.)

Liam Sweeny's short story "The Wrong Hammer" was one of three winners in Litreactor's "Arrest Us" crime-writing competition. It has been selected to feature in the first 2015 issue of the well-respected magazine Thuglit.

From Thuglit:

Like a hook from Tyson in his prime, another issue of THUGLIT goes right for the knockout with EIGHT new hardcore hardboiled stories from some of the best crime fiction writers on the planet.

Featured In This Issue: 

THE WRONG HAMMER by Liam Sweeny 
WAKE UP, LITTLE SUSIE by Patrick Cooper
MIRANDA’S CORNER by Hugh Lessig 
HOLE by Steven Murphy 
TURNPIKE by Bryan Paul Rouleau 
BEAR MOUNTAIN by Angel Luis Colón

Thuglit Issue 15 can be purchased at Amazon (U.S.) and Amazon (U.K.)

 From All Due Respect:

We're proud to have thriller author Owen Laukkanen on board for issue 2. He has a hell of a story about deep sea fishing, plus an interview with Chris F. Holm and a great non-fiction piece about his days out on the seas.

We've also got some seriously dark fiction from CS DeWildt, David Siddall, Joseph Rubas, Eric Beetner, Liam Sweeny, and Scott Adlerberg. And we continue our quest to review every Hard Case Crime book. 

If you like your fiction hardboiled/noir, this is your magazine. At Amazon US and Amazon UK.  

Praise for All Due Respect: 

"All Due Respect... is full of bars and beatings, guns and grifters, not necessarily the kind of crime to cozy up with by the fire, unless it's one of those burning cars on the side of the road." -- David James Keaton, author of Fish Bites Cop 

"This is perhaps the best collection of noir and crime short stories I’ve come across." -- Big Al's Books and Pals


    About the Author

    Liam Sweeny was born and raised in the Capital Region of Upstate New York. Primarily a crime, noir and mystery writer, his short stories have appeared in many well-respected online and print publications, such as Thuglit, All Due Respect, Spinetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, The Flash Fiction Offensive and others.


    January 2015


    All Due Respect
    God's Country
    Liam Sweeny
    The Wrong Hammer