Roachkiller and Other Stories received a great review in the latest issue of Crime Factory. Thanks to them and to Eva Dolan for her generous review. Here’s an excerpt: Narvaez has a poet’s delight in phrasing and writes with an easy kind of grace, unforced, unhurried, letting his character’s lives
Once again I’ll be reading as part of the famous Noir at the Bar series, on Sunday, September 9, 6 p.m., once again at Shade, 241 Sullivan Street, NYC. Other readers include Cindy “Raucous” Rosmus, Alison “Wonderland” Gaylin, Terrence “I Want to be Cuban” McCauley, “Jersey” Jen Conley, Gilbert “Crime” King, “Aweseome”Al Tucher,
New World Review just posted a review of Long Island Noir, calling the climax of my story “Ending in Paumanok” “partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing”: Extortion is also the main event in the R. Narvaez story, “Ending in Paumanok.” Here a Stony Brook University professor coerces her brother-in-law into giving
I’ll be reading from my story “Ending in Paumanok” from Long Island Noir July 12, 6 p.m., as part of Le Poisson Rouge’s Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable monthly reading series, which features new work that writers have either refused to publish, been unable to get past industry censors, or finally managed to
Latest Releases HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE (March 2019) Hipsters are getting slashed to pieces in the hippest neighborhood in New York City: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As fear and tension rise in the summer heat, police detectives Petrosino and Hadid eye local gangbangers for the crimes. Meanwhile, slacker reporter Tony Moran and his
Sunday night’s Noir at the Bar NYC was exceptional. Twelve hard-core crime writers read, including me: (in order) Cindy Rosmus, Justin Porter, Richie Narvaez, Todd Robbins, Jason Starr, Jonathan Hayes, Wallace Stroby, Matthew Melina, Thomas Pluck, Jen Conley, Johnny Shaw, and Todd Robinson. A truly talented hive of scum and villainy.
Author Manuel Ramos (King of the Chicanos) interviews me over at La Bloga. I talk about Roachkiller and Other Stories, saying such things as “You get crime, mystery, action, humor, and there are a lot of dogs—especially in ‘Juracán.’ I love dogs. I think your readers will enjoy the variety of