The White Flamingo


FUN CITY, a tropical coastal resort is run by corrupt officials and respectable gangsters wallowing in luxury mansions in the hills high above the harbor, the beach, and the neon jungle. Everything here can be had for a price.


Vice worker TAMMY is found mutilated on top of a pool table, an effete pervert, and son to the 1970’s pin-up beauty queen once known as THE WHITE FLAMINGO, is locked up. More murders take place and detective JOE DYLAN battling past demons and a series of heroin and alcohol habits is called into investigate what becomes a series of murders carried out by THE KILLER who’s got an agenda darker than the thugs who run the town.


Can Detective JOE DYLAN find THE KILLER before he becomes one of the hunted and defeated by his own addictions?




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James Newman writes with a flamethrower. He’s terrifically gifted, enormously energetic, and in THE WHITE FLAMINGO he builds up, layer by layer, like lacquer, the everyday reality of “Fun City” — a/k/a Pattaya — with such intensity that he creates a nightmare town so terrible that even the advent of a modern-day Jack the Ripper can only make it a tiny bit worse. Newman has serious talent, devoted (in this case, anyway) almost entirely to the noir side of life in a city that has more than its share of noir.{}. If Newman reminds me of anyone, it’s early Ken Bruen, which is high praise in itself. A warning, however, to people who have read my books to be prepared for something very different: the darkest scenes I’ve ever written are like an air kiss compared to what Newman can do when he gets going. – 2011 Edgar Nominee Timothy Hallinan

James A. Newman

JAMES A. NEWMAN has published over fifty short stories in various publications all over the world; most recently for Big Pulp Magazine. He has been included in many anthologies. His novel BANGKOK EXPRESS appeared in 2010. The sequel RED NIGHT ZONE was published shortly after. In 2013 THE WHITE FLAMINGO hit the top of the Amazon crime noir charts. He is the co-founder of SPANKING PULP PRESS and juggles editing acquisitions alongside writing his own dark fiction on a portable type-writer.

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