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Charlie Huston

Charlie Huston is an American author of Noircrime fiction. However, according to a recent interview with Paradigm, he prefers to be classified as a writer of Pulp, due to how he writes.

Huston is one of the very few authors to have the movie rights to one of his books (Caught Stealing) sold before it was even bought by a publisher.

Caught Stealing along with Six Bad Things, and Huston's fourth novel, A Dangerous Man, follow the loveable anti-hero, Hank Thompson as he works his way through mistaken identity, his past, and a new life for himself.

A movie based on Caught Stealing was under development by Crossroads Films. Recent Statements by Huston though have suggested Crossroads' option on the book has expired.

In 2005, with the release of Already Dead Huston put a new spin on vampires with the beginning of a new saga he refers to as the 'Joe Pitt Casebooks.' A departure from his first two books, Already Dead focuses on Vampire clans which control the underworld in and around New York City, as well as protagonist Joe Pitt, a vampire who does odd jobs for different clans, while retaining the gritty noir style Huston's known for. So far the series contains Already Dead,No Dominion, Half the Blood of Brooklyn, and the upcoming Every Last Drop which is due out in September 2008. The series will have five books when complete.

In 2006 Huston joined the list of authors who have published non-graphic novels and decided to try writing American comic books. In April 2006, Marvel Comics launched Huston's reboot of a stock Marvel character Moon Knight. The work is said to be an ongoing series, with Huston writing the first (12 monthly issues). His run concluded in December 2007, but he continues to aid in the plotting. He also wrote the second Ultimates annual in August 2006.

Huston's first (and so far, only) stand alone novel, The Shotgun Rule, was published in August 2007. According to the author, "THE SHOTGUN RULE is the story of a group of teenage delinquents that break into the wrong house and steal the wrong thing in a California suburb in the ’80s." This book also marks Huston's first book in third person instead of his trademark first person view.

Also, Huston has had two short stories featuring the same female protagonists published in two anthologies focusing on different aspects of noir. The first was published in Expletive Deleted on November 20, 2007, while the second was published in A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir on December 3, 2007.

Bibliography

Hank Thompson Trilogy

  • Caught Stealing (2005)
  • Six Bad Things (2005)
  • A Dangerous Man (2006)

Joe Pitt Series

Stand Alone Novels

  • The Shotgun Rule (2007)
  • THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH (2009)

Comic Book Work

  • Moon Knight Volume 5 Issues #1-13 (2006-2007 (writer)), #14-19 (2007-July 2008 (plot help))
  • Ultimates 2 Annual 2

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