1948 Portvieux City. A scandal photographer shoots a brutally murdered woman through his lens.
But only he can see her.
As the Photographer uncovers the truth about the invisible woman, he delves into the seedy city, where a missing photographer leaves a legacy of lust, and the border between dreams and reality slowly dissolves like a negative in acid.
I’m excited to announce the publication of my debut novella, Double Exposure, published by Crime Factory Publications. Double Exposure is a weird-noir, combining the best elements of hardboiled crime with weird fiction.
Praise for Double Exposure
“Clay is clearly a powerful writer, able to lift images out of the ordinary and into originality.” – The Adelaide Review
“Dark and beautifully paced, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is a fascinating combination of noir styling with paranormal elements that work in a seamless manner. Whilst ensuring that many noir conventions are incorporated – the violence, the doubting internal voice, the femme fatale, the dark places, and the nastiest of human motivation – the inclusion of the paranormal elements and the weirdness of the disappearing corpses doesn’t jar, it actually seems to fit… Cleverly constructed, and particularly for this non-enthusiast for the paranormal, unexpectedly believable, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is written with considerable aplomb and style.” – Aust Crime Fiction
“Double Exposure is a fascinating story.” – Crime Fiction Lover
“Pulpy noir with a spectral twist; really good stuff.”
– Lindy Cameron, Sisters in Crime
“Poetic, cinematic, and hell of a lot of fun, Double Exposure is a love letter to hardboiled’s dirty past that never lets us forget the urgency of the present. Kat Clay writes like a weapon, an author whose pen takes no shit from anyone.”
– Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of DEVIL’S ADVOCATES: SUSPIRIA and FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR FILMS: FEAR AND THE APPEARANCE OF REALITY
“It reminded me a little of Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy, another noir narrative that slipped from the hardboiled into something else. That’s a big comparison but the writing here is solid, making this a very well executed debut.” – Iain Ryan