Episode 3.23 – My Dad Can Kick Your Dad’s Ass with Ronald Malfi

Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.

This week, we have a very special show for you as we’re joined by special guest host and friend of Ink Heist, Steve Pattee of HORROR DNA. This week, we sit down with Ronald Malfi to celebrate the release of his upcoming novel Come With Me, which hits the shelves July 20th through Titan Books. This was a special episode for us as we’re all huge fans of Malfi’s work and he really needs no introduction. But for newer readers, Malfi has been consistently putting out chilling, character-driven horror novels for over two decades. His books are heavy on atmosphere that builds a sense of dread that slowly consumes readers and pack a devastating emotional punch, especially in the case of The Night Parade. His forthcoming novel Come with Me, follows Aaron Decker as he deals with the death of his wife Allison. As he goes through her things, he uncovers a receipt for a hotel room across the country. Consumed with grief, Aaron decides to follow his wife’s footsteps in the weeks prior to her death. As he uncovers the dark secrets of Allison’s past, Aaron becomes consumed by the mystery, even as it places his own life at risk. Malfi’s books are compulsively readable and the eerie mystery at the heart of Come with Me makes it an essential addition to your summer TBR.

Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about Little Girls, working with Alaskan police on Bone White, the true story behind Shamrock Alley, Leisure Horror, the publication of Snow, Come with Me, adaptations, his band VEER, and so much more! We had a great time recording this episode and hanging out with Ron. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

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