Polis Books

Todd Robinson


Coming August 2016

Todd Robinson (a.k.a. BIG DADDY THUG) is the creator and chief editor of Thuglit. His short fiction has appeared in Plots With Guns, Needle, Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, Pulp Pusher, Grift, Demolition Magazine, Crime Factory and Danger City. His writing has been nominated for a Derringer Award, short-listed for Best American Mystery Stories, selected for Writers Digest’s Year’s Best Writing 2003 and won the inaugural Bullet Award in June 2011.

His non-fiction editorials have appeared in CrimeSpree Magazine. He is also the editor of the crime fiction anthologies: Hardcore Hardboiled (2008, Kensington Books), Sex, Thugs and Rock & Roll (2009, Kensington Books), and Blood, Guts and Whiskey (2010,
Kensington Books). In 2011, the screenplay adaptation of his short story, “Car Number 20 on the Southern Belle Line” (re-titled CAR NUMBER 20) was a quarterfinalist for the prestigious Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting.

The Hard Bounce, his debut novel, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Anthony Award and won the fan-voted Stalker Award for "Most Memorable Dialogue." He has also released a collection of short stories, Dirty Words.

(photo credit: Mary Kate Hart)

Rough Trade

“Todd Robinson is the most important name in contemporary American noir.” –Roger Hobbs, New York Times bestselling author of GHOSTMAN and winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger