Sunday, June 28, 2015

Raven's Head Press is delighted to announce that Italy's horror maestro, Paolo Di Orazio's MY EARLY CRIMES is now available for purchase through Amazon.

The book is comprised of ten short stories originally  published as Primi Delitti by Acme Press in 1989 in Italy. The book began as a comic book project but saw print in a prose format as a supplement to Orazio's already notorious "Splatter" comics anthology. Primi Delitti became the forerunner of the Italian splatter noir movement. The book was very successful and caused a Parliamentary  ruling in 1990 accusing the book of an "incitement to murder".

The stories, comprised of children who take part in or are witness to their first murders indeed, are horrific and many are defined from the viewpoint of a child. That one aspect lends even more terror since we as adults view the world from a much different perspective.

Our edition has been translated by Michael R. Hudson and adapted to appeal to an English reading audience. Cover is by the wonderfully talented fine arts painter, Stephen Mackey with interior black and white spot illustrations by another fine arts painter and amazing illustrator, Jamie Chase.

Here is what some people have to say about My Early Crimes:

"A visionary poet of flesh and blood nightmares. Paolo Di Orazio is both a dazzling storm and a sinuous snake that hisses into your ear. My Early Crimes is one of the most disturbing and original works of this talented writer. Highly recommended."
—Alessandro Manzetti, Bram Stoker Award Nominee

"Paolo Di Orazio is not for the faint-hearted."
—Gene O'Neill, Bram Stoker Award winner

"Paolo Di Orazio is a literary Dario Argento. Very spooky stuff, beautifully translated from the Italian by Michael R. Hudson."
—Jamie Chase,  Myx, The Darkness From Warsaw, First World, At The Earth's Core

The book will be available as a standard trade paperback at 6" x 9" 138 pages. It will also be offered in both Kindle and mobi formats. A very special deluxe hardback edition limited to fifty (50) signed books by both Orazio and Hudson is underway and should be available very soon.

If you would like to order a copy of the trade paperback edition please click here:

One last thing. We are asking that if you read the book would you PLEASE give us a review on your blog and on Amazon. Reviews are like gold. Both Orazio and Hudson are available for podcasts and interviews. If you are a reviewer and will commit to a review and want a copy of the book please ask. 

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