Always the Dead by Stephen J. Golds #CoverReveal


I'm thrilled to be taking part in the cover reveal for Always the Dead today and it's another Red Dog stunner! Many thanks to Sean at Red Dog Press for inviting me. 

Before I reveal this gorgeous cover, here's what the book is about.

Los Angeles, California. 1949. 

Scott Kelly is a World War Two Marine veteran and mob hitman confined to a Tuberculosis sanatorium suffering from consumption, flashbacks and nightmares from his experiences in The Battle of Okinawa and a botched hit for Bugsy Siegel.

When his movie actress girlfriend disappears, he bribes his way out of the sanatorium to search for her.

What follows is a frantic search, a manic murder spree, stolen contraband, and a briefcase full of cash.

A story that stretches from the war torn beaches of Okinawa, all the way to the playground of the rich and famous, Palm Springs, California.

An exploration into the depths of L.A crime, PTSD and twisted love, this is a semi-fictional novel based around the disappearance of Jean Spangler.

This has got my name written all over it!

So now for that cover...

Ta da!

It looks as good as it sounds, doesn't it?!  I cannot wait to read it and if you feel the same way, it can be pre-ordered directly from Red Dog Press  who send out all their books beautifully wrapped.

About the Author
Stephen J. Golds was born in North London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. 

He writes primarily in the noir and dirty realism genres and is the poetry editor of Close to the Bone Press and editor of Punk Noir Magazine. Some of his writing influences are Charles Bukowski, John Fante, James M. Cain, Tobias Wolff and Jim Thompson. 

He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling the world, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs.

He is the author of Say Goodbye When I’m Gone, I’ll Pray When I’m Dying, and Always the Dead, (Red Dog Press) as well as Poems for Ghosts in Empty Tenement Windows and the story and poetry collection Love Like Bleeding Out With an Empty Gun in Your Hand.

​He has had stories and poetry published in a wide variety of online magazines and anthologies.