Steve Niles, acclaimed writer of 30 Days of Night, has released Savage Membrane – his first novel to feature Cal McDonald, the hard-boiled paranormal private eye from his comic series Criminal Macabre.
Originally published by Dark Horse Comics, Criminal Macabre spun off a lengthy series of short stories about the tough monster-battling antihero (most recently compiled in Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories), but this 143-page novella is the lengthiest Cal McDonald non-comic work published to date.
Savage Membrane is available as a pdf download from Bloody Pulp Books, and you can choose how much you'd like to pay for it via PayPal. “Pay a buck, pay 10, take it for free,” Niles says on his blog, where you can purchase the book directly. “As long as it gets read, I am happy.”