If you’re the kind of person who thinks impossible crimes and locked rooms are too old-fashioned and finds Holmes and Rumpole too civilized, have no fear: New Pulp Press is here with Crime Factory: The First Shift, an anthology of noir stories that are dark, bitter, and filled with criminals and con men, psychos and sinners. The table of contents reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary noir, with writers from all over the world. There’s Ken Bruen from Ireland, Roger Smith from South Africa, Leigh Redhead and Adrian McKinty from Australia. The US is well represented, too, with the likes of Patricia Abbott, Hilary Davidson, and way too many more to name. Editors Keith Rawson, Cameron Ashley, and Jimmy Callaway have put together as wild an anthology as you’re likely to find, and if you want to know what’s shaking the crime field right now, this is a book you need to read.