Fiction Fix: Thriller Special

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The Fiction Fix is your weekly dose of short story. If that’s not your drug of choice, too bad: consider it medicine. Every week, we’ll scour the literary magazines you don’t have time to read, online and in print, and let you know where to find one story worth reading.

This week, Narrative magazine** offers up not one, but four excerpts from upcoming thrillers. According to Narrative’s introduction, these excerpts are “in the vein” of this quote from Raymond Chandler: “In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption.” We love Raymond Chandler, so we’re totally on board, and the authors- an ex-P.I. and a James Patterson co-author among them- do not disappoint. They’ve got sex, drugs, rock and roll, jungle spirits (!), drive-by shootings that might not be as random as they appear, more drugs, more guns, plus essays by and interviews with the authors.

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