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12 books of Matthew Asprey

Three comic stories by Matthew Asprey. 'Villa des Bijoux' recounts the obsessive hunt for a location used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'To Catch A Thief' (1955) on the Cote d’Azur. 'Gut Bucket Blues' was originally published in the Australian jazz journal Extempore. 'To Murder My Love Is A Crime!­' is a noirish comedy of obsession, frustrated desire, and Mr Donut doughnuts.

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A special noir-­themed issue of Contrappasso Magazine, an independent journal of international writing. This one's a grab bag of essays, interviews, and new and classic poetry focusing on noir in film and fiction.

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CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia.

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Last seen in an obscure 2005 short story, Matthew Asprey's Lewis is back in a new comic misadventure set in Tbilisi.

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Set entirely at night in a repressive atmosphere of Patriot Act paranoia, Matthew Asprey's 2012 novella 'Angelique in San Francisco' dramatizes a young woman's quest to discover her heritage.

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CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 1 features James Crumley, Lester Goran, Floyd Salas, James Scott Linville, Noel King, Vanessa Berry, Mimi Lipson, Peter Doyle, and poetry by Elias Greig, Pip Muratore, Lindsay Tuggle, Tessa Lunney, Chris Oakey, Fiona Yardley, and Paolo Totaro.

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CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 2 contains interviews with Elmore Leonard & Clive Sinclair. Contributors: Mimi Lipson, John Salazar, David Thomson, Paul Pax Andrews, Peter Doyle, Antigone Kefala, Chris Andrews, Mark O’Connor, Paolo Totaro, Paolo Fabrizio Iacuzzi, Floyd Salas, and others...

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'Red Hills of Africa' is Matthew Asprey's comic novella of dangerous erotic entanglement and literary obsession. From Madrid to Marrakech and onwards into the Atlas Mountains, 'Red Hills of Africa' dramatizes the allure of literary pilgrimage as well as the dangerous pursuit of the pleasures of transgression. It also fondly explores the paradoxes of Ernest Hemingway.

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Restless and impoverished, a young Australian composer seizes the opportunity to write the soundtrack for an ultra-­low budget and politically explosive historical film about the Greek Civil War. 'Sonny's Guerrilas' is a novella dramatizing the political, artistic and erotic adventures of a multi-­national twentysomething generation drifting through an unsettled globalised Europe.

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Last seen in an obscure 2005 short story, Matthew Asprey's Lewis is back in a new comic misadventure!

The place is Tbilisi, crumbling capital of post-­Soviet Georgia. Our expatriate Australian hero, author of 'magisterial novels of the ancient world', is in town to work as historical consultant on the sword-­sandal-­and-­sex TV series Caledonian Blood. A thousand euros a week would not normally persuade Lewis to lend his good name to such trash; he'll only do it as a favour for his brother-­in-­law, a depressed and cuckolded Polish TV producer.

But when a pregnancy test threatens to cause havoc in Lewis's family-­by-­marriage, Lewis may need to rely on more than his Loeb Classical Library to hold the clan together...

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Books of Matthew Asprey