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About meEditor and graphic artist. Favorite genre is really hard-hitting in-your-face noir, sometimes labeled neo-noir and psycho-noir. Really love some of the small presses out there: Capital Crime Press, Bleakhouse, Stark House, New Pulp Press, Tyrus Books, Busted Flush Press, Permuted Press, Delirium Books (changed to Dark Fuse in Fall 2011) just to name a few. Since I wrote this ~2010, some of these small presses have not done much or gone under, e.g., Capital Crime and Busted Flush, while others have done increasingly well, e.g., Delirium/Dark Fuse, New Pulp Press. Not really into "best sellers" or popular books, though in my reading history I have read almost any genre.

Sometimes I like to sneak a little nip from the Zombie bottle when no one is looking…so don’t tell anyone…but Zombie stories are such a fun diversion. What a hoot.

In late 2010 developed an interest in horror books -- having become a member of Dark Fuse's(nee Delirium) limited (to 150) book club. Tend to delve into genres for a while, reading little else outside the genre, but seems that once that thirst is quenched, I rarely return to it; e.g., science fiction was read nearly exclusively during the late 90s and now I hardly touch it. Crime/noir, though, seems to be my constant companion; it was Westlake/Stark that got me into continuous reading back in the 60s. That stuff is as comfortable as an old friend.

Job recently (7/2014) relocated me to Melbourne, FL. Trying to get my library squared away now that I have an entire room to devote to it. Relo has certainly curtailed by reading this year. Once setted in will have more time, I am sure.

About my libraryEclectic collection. Have been collecting books since about 1972. Have most books uploaded now; about 50 older books yet to go. Then again, I also keep getting more. Enjoy reading much more than cataloging so who knows if this process will ever end.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Horror Book Club, Most Disturbing Books, Name that Book, Once a Month Zombie Reads, Post-apocalyptic Literature, Science Fiction Fans, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night, Weird Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsBill Cameron, Mark Coggins, Reed Farrel Coleman, Troy Cook, Colin Cotterill, Robert Fate, Gillian Flynn, Greg F. Gifune, Victor Gischler, Charlie Huston, Craig Johnson, Joe R. Lansdale, Iain Levison, Ronald Malfi, Joe McKinney, Tom Piccirilli, Jeff Strand, Charles Willeford, Don Winslow (Shared favorites)

Real nameAnsley M. Pigg

LocationMelbourne, FL

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Member sinceOct 30, 2009

Currently readingThe Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) by Jo Nesbo
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall
Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel (Dead of Night Series) by Jonathan Maberry

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