Seymour Shubin’s best-selling first novel - 'Anyone’s My Name' - was released in 1953. In the following sixty years, Shubin has released fourteen novels and a large number of short... More > stories in magazines such as 'Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine' and 'Futures.'
'Lonely No More' collects sixteen of Seymour Shubin’s best realist and crime stories from his illustrious career, many of which have been unavailable for decades.
'Lonely No More' is published by Murder Slim Press, the renowned UK publishers of Mark SaFranko ('Hating Olivia'), Robert McGowan ('NAM') and 'The Savage Kick Literary Magazine' (which has featured Tony O'Neill, Dan Fante, Jim Goad, Doug Stanhope, Joe R. Lansdale and many more).< Less
"The Captain slept fitfully, kept waking from dreams he couldn't remember. The one he finally woke from in the morning left him frightened, but he didn’t know why. He calmed down, however,... More > when he recalled that this wasn't unusual. Sometimes, maybe three times, this would happen in the morning after an execution.
"Soon he was fine. The two of them were gone; he had helped make the world a little better again."
Captain Hughes was once a legendary member of his local police department. But now - reduced by dementia and a family tired of him - he is left to spend his final days in a nursing home. Yet one thing still drives the Captain... the need for justice.
"'The Captain' is a heart-breaking account of dementia
but, as with all of Shubin's books, it's not just a great crime novel, it's a great novel."
--- STEVE HUSSY (Introduction to 'The Captain')< Less
"It came one day, fully, by itself,
without prodding, urging, even without thought:
Does the river know the rower’s gone?
Does the rower know the river is still here?" (Seymour... More > Shubin, 'Why Me?')
In a writing career spanning over six decades, Seymour Shubin has focussed almost exclusively on fictional and crime stories.
Whilst such crime classics as 'Anyone's My Name' and 'The Man From Yesterday' feature Shubin-like alter-egos, these forty poems mark his first truly autobiographical work.
'Why Me?' is by turns touching, funny and thought-provoking as Shubin looks back at his childhood in the Great Depression, the nature of loss and the shadow of death that looms over us all.
Steve Hussy's introduction hails the book, highlighting that: "'Why Me?' communicates complex ideas with simplicity, honesty and skill. And, as a result, it's yet another form of writing that Seymour Shubin has mastered. What the hell will he do next?"< Less