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The Persistence of Pryvett: (Against Odds Great & Small and Obstacles Multifarious and Malevolent) By Matthew St. Amand
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Pryvett resembled a melted snowman, a shapeshifter stuck between two prodigious shapes. I met him at a New Year's Eve party in 1999. He was the friend of friends, and I never really caught the... More > connection Pryvett had to them other than he had once "gamed" with them. As the night wore on and outrage after outrage poured out Pryvett, people around him asked our host, "Who is that guy?" To which a friend, still choking on his drink, laughing at the freshest mordant bon mot from Pryvett, croaked, "He's the the love-child of Don Rickles and Andrew 'Dice' Clay!"< Less
The Persistence of Pryvett (against odds great and small & obstacles multifarious and malevolent) By Matthew St. Amand
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Pryvett resembled a melted snowman, a shapeshifter stuck between two prodigious shapes. I met him at a New Year's Eve party in 1999. He was the friend of friends, and I never really caught the... More > connection Pryvett had to them other than he had once “gamed” with them. As the night wore on and outrage after outrage poured out Pryvett, people around him asked our host, “Who is that guy?” To which a friend, still choking on his drink, laughing at the freshest mordant bon mot from Pryvett, croaked, “He’s the the love-child of Don Rickles and Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay!”< Less
Modern Communications Techniques in Des Moines (& other stories) By Gary Britson
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Only in a Gary Britson story do references to Finnegan’s Wake and the operas of Wagner stand alongside mentions of Hee Haw and The Three Stooges. In other stories, zombies eat at restaurant... More > salad bars and young women communicate with fellow riders on public transit via slogans on T-shirts. He wields humor and satire like a butcher’s cleaver, taking apart objects of his derision with deft, entertaining whacks. For any surface misanthropy found in his stories, Gary Britson’s fiction is fundamentally about the hope of the underdog, the optimism of the overlooked, and the innocence of the partially sane.< Less
Loitering With Intent to Mope By Matthew St. Amand
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Officers Strunk and Mattingly patrol the “duplicipality” of South Lyons and Underglen Township. During a follow-up call to “über citizen” Mr. Pedanski, 76, they’re... More > informed of an illegal casino operating nearby. They don’t let on, but they already know: It’s run by fellow cops. When Strunk and Mattingly’s attempt to join the scheme is rebuffed, Mattingly visits the casino, off-duty. He plays “Kentucky Three Finger” and breaks the bank. Soon, he and Strunk receive threats. Their cruiser is bugged. Neighborhood vigilantes raid a gambling den. Then the higher-ups in the department seek to split up Strunk and Mattingly. When the schmlanx hits the oscillating rotary blade, retaliation erupts in the form of arson, “porn bombs” and worse: Pedanski is viciously attacked and the son of Mattingly's girlfriend is kidnapped. Strunk and Mattingly finally realize it’s the police department that should be wrapped in crime scene tape. Will their new-found sense of justice win the day ... or get them killed?< Less
Loitering With Intent to Mope By Matthew St. Amand
eBook (ePub): $2.99
Officers Strunk and Mattingly patrol the “duplicipality” of South Lyons and Underglen Township. During a follow-up call to “über citizen” Mr. Pedanski, 76, they’re... More > informed of an illegal casino operating nearby. They don’t let on, but they already know: It’s run by fellow cops. When Strunk and Mattingly’s attempt to join the scheme is rebuffed, Mattingly visits the casino, off-duty. He plays “Kentucky Three Finger” and breaks the bank. Soon, he and Strunk receive threats. Their cruiser is bugged. Neighborhood vigilantes raid a gambling den. Then the higher-ups in the department seek to split up Strunk and Mattingly. When the schmlanx hits the oscillating rotary blade, retaliation erupts in the form of arson, “porn bombs” and worse: Pedanski is viciously attacked and the son of Mattingly's girlfriend is kidnapped. Strunk and Mattingly finally realize it’s the police department that should be wrapped in crime scene tape. Will their new-found sense of justice win the day ... or get them killed?< Less
Randham Acts By Matthew St. Amand
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After receiving his latest rejection letter from a fiction magazine, aspiring writer Hugh Longford purchases The BlockBuster™ plot generation software, which analyzes fiction and suggests ways... More > to "punch up" storylines. Soon, Longford consults the BlockBuster™ about real-life problems, including a miserable co-worker who makes his job unbearable and a "ball busting" history exam threatening to derail his university career. Meanwhile, the mother of his girlfriend suffers a catastrophic nervous breakdown suggesting she might be capable of violence.< Less
Shut Up & Keep Shopping By Matthew St. Amand
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WARNING: Slight nudity and reams of coarse language. Who would be dishonest enough to summarize this book? The author, I guess. It's Wikileaks of satire and outrage that only our wet diaper of a... More > culture could provoke. It's the white glove of sarcasm striking the huge, rubbery beachball face of this ignoble world. It's Thanksgiving, 1959, with the Bush Family. It's "Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday." It's the pope and Dick Cheney and Canadian Judas Prudence. It's man's inhumanity to man...< Less
At One With the Perversiverse By Matthew St. Amand
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The “Perversiverse” is the tumultuous, paradoxical, multifarious, sweet-and-sour world-system that envelopes and influences our society. It’s where George W. Bush can be president... More > of the United States, where Oprah Winfrey parades society’s lame and leprous before adoring audiences, where McDonald’s invades the Louvre, CEOs smelt down golden parachutes, political hacks control the discourse, and yuppie parents raise their children to possess a Mount Rushmore of self-worth, but not a mole hill of personal responsibility.< Less
Mr. Brightside By Matthew St. Amand
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Pickle on a Shit Sandwich By Matthew St. Amand
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Two years of blog articles from Matthew St. Amand's Inside the Hotdog Factory comprise this 413-page book of commentary and heresy, vivisecting our contemporary culture. The book is about "...... More > George W. Bush and how his Oedipal cowardice is fucking up the free world, how I crucified a rubber Spiderman when I was nine years old, about furniture porn, powering automobiles with bacon grease, unreleased music by U2, Gerri Fall-Well and other religious hypocrites, how corporate C.E.O.s are necrophiliac, grave-robbing swine, about Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks (the book is dedicated to Hicks), and werkhorrer, excommunication, the future, how the devil gave man religion to keep him away from god, and sniping correspondence I have with a bona-fide spammer, a girl who asks if I'm a Holocaust denier (I'm not), the phone company, whether fast food execs actually consume the food that makes them rich."< Less