May 22, 2012
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Guest Post at Renee Pawlish’s “To Become a Writer” Blog

Steven Gomez Noir FactoryIn today’s guest post over at Renee Pawlish’s blog “To Become a Writer,” the Chief Investigator discusses ways to spread around the Noir darkness outside the office.

For the Factory, it involves getting out and visiting friends in low places, but for other writers, it is partnering with nice people in cool places doing things that they really like to do. While you are visiting her blog, look at some of Renee’s other posts for her thoughts on writing, artists, and all things noir.

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May 18, 2012
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Taco Noir Goes Kindle!

Taco NoirTaco Noir is now for sale as a Kindle Edition for your digital pleasure!  If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can “borrow” the book from Amazon for no cost whatsoever. Free. Gratis.

A great deal at three times the price… uh… (carry the two… uh)

You can also find the books in the Murphys area in good-old-fashioned, low-tech print version at The Spice Tin and at Sustenance Books starting next week.

And for a signed edition, a separate e-Book novella, and an evening of Private Eye-like goodness, check out the Noir Factory’s first Speakeasy event on June 7th at Alchemy Café in Murphys.

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May 17, 2012
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Check Out My Guest Post!

Steven Gomez Noir Factory Taco NoirToday Gunnar Grey at the 1940 Mystery Writer was kind enough to run a guest post written by me about partnering up with complementary businesses and giving author readings.

Check it out here: Holding Readings in Complementary Businesses

May 14, 2012
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Join the Noir Factory for an “Evening of Intrigue” in Murphys, California

The Maltese FalconWin “The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of!”

As the agency winds down into the final phase of Taco Noir (and by final phase I mean that it’s at the printers), what better way to kick this thing off than an evening of books, good food, and a movie about a grown man in a monkey suit?

Dinner with a Detective

Join local mystery writer and fictional detective Steven Gomez at Alchemy Café on Thursday, June 7th for the debut of Taco Noir – Tales of Culinary Crimes.

Your $25 dollar ticket gets you a signed copy of the Noir Factory’s first publication- Taco Noir –  Tales of Culinary Crime. Each ticket holder also gets a free E-book of the novella “Lefty and the Boxcar,” a reading from one of the Taco Noir mysteries, and – last but not least – a screening of the classic Bela Lugosi flick “The Gorilla,” guest starring the Ritz Brothers.

A steal at twice the price!

And if that weren’t enough to tempt you, before the screening each ticket holder is also eligible to win prizes in the first-ever Noir Factory Raffle!  There will be mystery-themed prizes galore, with the grand prize being “the stuff that dreams are made of” – a reproduction of noir fiction’s most treasured icon – The Maltese Falcon!!!

Doors open at 6:30PM. You can reserve your spot by going here, or by giving the office a call at (209) 915-9138.

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May 7, 2012
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Announcing Taco Noir – Tales of Culinary Crime

Taco NoirAfter many, many months of toiling away between cases, the ol’ Noir Factory is proud to announce that we will be releasing our first print book, Taco Noir – Tales of Culinary Crimes.

Opening up the case files, we introduce you to the likes of Sweet Jesse Vasquez, the lovely and dangerous Maria Del Toro, and Jimmy Two-Fingers, the second story man with the heart of gold.

Some of the worst offenders paired with some of the most delicious recipes in our files.

Culinary Capers both Hard-Boiled and Mysterious

Walk the mean streets of a nameless city alongside a no-name detective as he matches wits with the likes of the notorious Sweet Jesse Vasquez, the lovely and dangerous Maria Del Toro, and Jimmy Two-Fingers, the second story man with a heart of gold. Go head-to-head with the best and worst the Federal Bureau of Investigation has to offer.

Thrill to the cases of the Undercover Mulligan, the Hard-Boiled Monte Cristo, and the Absent Artifact.

And of course, learn the secret to Tacos de Pollo.

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