Axel Howerton


Axel Howerton is the author of the Arthur Ellis Award nominated Hot Sinatra, the modern Gothic fairytale Furr, and the forthcoming Wolf & Devil series.

Axel is former Prairies region Director of the Crime Writers of Canada, as well as a member of the Calgary Crime Writers, The Kintsugi Poets, and the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. He is a columnist, speaker and creative writing instructor, and his work has appeared the world over, in places like Big Pulp, Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, Night Shade, Sleuth Magazine, A Career Guide To Your Job In Hell and “The Big Lebowski” compendium Lebowski 101. He is also the editor of the books Death by Drive-In, Tall Tales of the Weird West , and AB Negative and is the organizer behind one of Canada’s first recurring Noir At The Bar events, #NoirBarYYC.

When he’s not on-duty as a hometown anti-hero, Axel spends most of his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league.

#AxelHow #GotHow? #CoffinHop #CoffinHopPress #NoirBarYYC

Visit Axel online at to sign up for the GotHow? email list and receive free exclusive ebook collections, sneak peeks, and more!

Where to find Axel Howerton online

Where to buy in print


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,980. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Jimmy Finn is losing his mind, or becoming a monster. His last hope is a long-buried family secret and a strange girl that haunts his memories.
Con Morte
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 by Coffin Hop Press Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Arthur Ellis Award nominee Axel Howerton weaves a dark tale of family, murder-for-hire, coffee, and the cost of redemption. Con Morte - the first title in the exciting new "Noirvellas" series of dark crime and noir fiction from Coffin Hop Press!
Uno Moss
Price: Free! Words: 26,620. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017 by Coffin Hop Press Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
From the hilariously hard-boiled world of Axel Howerton’s Arthur Ellis Award-nominated HOT SINATRA! Uno Moss is a trip back into the weird and wild Los Angeles of Mossimo Cole and friends. A collection of both previously published and brand-new adventures featuring the thugs, heroes, lost souls and lovable rejects that make the world of Hot Sinatra go round!
AB Negative
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,240. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 4, 2015 by Coffin Hop Press Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
AB NEGATIVE Where the blood runs black as oil… 14 Choice Cuts from Alberta’s best crime and genre writers, writing in their own back yard. Canadian Crime at it's best!
Tall Tales Of The Weird West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Coffin Hop Press Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Tall Tales Of The Weird West, from grizzled outlaws Jackson Lowry (Great West Detective Agency), C, Courtney Joyner (Shotgun), Scott S. Phillips (Squirrel Eyes) and Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra), alongside furious fiction from young guns like R. Overwater, Allan Williams, Grady Cole and Craig Garrett.

Axel Howerton's tag cloud