Axel Howerton

Biography

Axel Howerton is the author of the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Axel is a former entertainment journalist, and the co-creator/manager of the annual Coffin Hop online horror event. His short fiction has recently appeared in such weird and wonderful publications as Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, Dark Moon Digest and many more. He has also been featured in the collections Clones Fairies & Monsters in the Closet, Tall Tales Of The Weird West, Lebowski 101, A Career Guide To Your Job In Hell, and the best-selling holiday anthology Let It Snow: Season's Readings For A Super-Cool Yule.

His short story series Manlove & Kickerdick Tricks, based on characters from Hot Sinatra, are published by Coffin Hop Press, where he is also an editor.

Axel is a member of the Calgary Crime Writers, the CSFFA, and a member of the board of the Crime Writers of Canada. He 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.

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Books

Tras la Pista de Sinatra (Spanish NA)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,850. Language: Spanish. Published: April 6, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Moss Cole es un detective privado, de esos que pensabas que sólo existían en las películas antiguas, ésas que reponen a altas horas de la mañana. El problema es que Cole no tiene dinero, no tiene ideas y no está en plena forma. Por eso ha acabado buscando un disco de Sinatra robado. Veremos si puede seguir vivo –y de una sola pieza— el tiempo suficientemente para encontrarlo.
Sur la Piste du Sinatra (Hot Sinatra - French Edition)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,910. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Moss Cole est détective privé, le genre d’homme que l’on ne voit que dans les vieux films et les feuilletons de l’après-midi. Il est intelligent, talentueux, parfois même charmant. ...alors qu’il voudrait simplement retrouver le vinyle et se délecter d’un bon café. Si toutefois il reste en vie suffisamment longtemps – et en un seul morceau – pour mettre la main dessus.
Hot Sinatra (Italiano)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: Italian. Published: February 21, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Moss Cole è un investigatore privato, uno di quelli che si pensa possano esistere solo nei vecchi film o nelle repliche che mandano in onda a notte inoltrata. È intelligente, ha talento e magari potrà risultare addirittura affascinante. Forse avrebbe dovuto cercare un’occupazione migliore di quella di suo nonno, “Detective al soldo del miglior offerente”.
Hot Sinatra
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,660. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He's smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You'd think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather's legacy as a 'Private Dick.' All Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra. If only he can stay alive--and in one piece--long enough to find it.

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