I am excited to announce Her Name is Mercie by Chris Roy will be published by Near To The Knuckle on May 18th! I had the pleasure of reading two of the stories from this upcoming collection last year. Re-Pete and Marsh Madness were both very dark and hit me square between the eyes. If this is a hint at what is coming, I think horror and crime fiction fans will find this book worth reading.
Synopsis- Mercie Hillbrook lives a simple, quiet life working as a gas station attendant. Then her parents are killed. Her home is taken. The people responsible are excused for just doing their job. When an attempt to get justice her way lands her in trouble with the law, Mercie realizes she still has something to lose: her own life. Then she finds reason to believe her parents were murdered… and she doesn’t care anymore.
Genre: Noir / Crime Fiction
Potential Trigger Warnings: Violence, explicit language
Praise for Her Name is Mercie- “Roy delivers on the edge of your seat storytelling with rough edges, crooked cops and a tiny light at the end of the tunnel that is never quite extinguished.”
– Tom Vater, journalist, co-founder of Crime Wave Press
Chris Roy, biography
Chris Roy was raised in South Mississippi, in the midst of ugly Gulf Coast beaches and spectacular muddy bayous. Chris lived comfortably with the criminal ventures of his youth until a fistfight in 1999 ended tragically. Since January, 2000, he’s been serving a life sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Nowadays he lives his life crime vicariously, through the edgy, fast-paced stories he pens, hoping to entertain readers. When he isn’t writing, he’s reading, drawing or looking for prospects to train in boxing.