Clarence Brown, NEEDS

BhB is ecstatic to announce that Clarence Brown’s kick-ass novella NEEDS came out January 5. In a matter of hours, we began hearing buzz about movie/TV possibilities. If you think HOMICIDE was powerful, you ain’t seen nothin yet.

For starters, the central character is a female Baltimore City police detective who is also a heroin addict and an unwilling psychic. But it’s not just the story that makes this book great. It’s the great writing. Brown’s juggling of multiple voices and multiple points of view is breathtaking.

The book’ll be available directly from the distributor,, in a day or so, as well as from major chains. One reader/writer/critic just emailed me that NEEDS is a “fail to read this at your own risk” book. Don’t take chances — read it!