The first salvo in Matt Wallace’s brand new lucha buddy cop novella series RENCOR has been fired! LIFE IN GRUDGE CITY takes you into a world of masked wrestlers as real-life crime-fighting heroes, monsters and mayhem, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s action, comedy, mystery, and bloody-knuckled soul at its best!

“Funny, bloody-knuckled and character driven, Rencor: Life in Grudge City is a thriller like nothing else you’ll read this year.” – Alasdair Stuart, Hugo Award-nominated writer

Ciudad Rencor (aka ‘Grudge City’) — the cross-cultural border mecca of wrestling and lucha libre — sees its streets bathed in blood after a bizarre museum robbery and hysterical reports of living mummies on the loose. It’s up to the unlikely team of the city’s most noble ‘tecnico’ El Victor and its most notorious ‘rudo’ El Mil Calaveras to stop pounding on each other, put aside their families’ three-generation-old rivalry, and bring back the glory days of masked ‘lucha-heroes’ battling Mexican monsters on the march.

Written by Matt Wallace (Envy of Angels, The Failed Cities, Slingers), the former pro-wrestler-turned-scribe of the hit supernatural comedy series Sin du Jour, from a story by From Parts Unknown ‘zine-maestro Keith J. Rainville, Rencor: Life in Grudge City is like 48 Hours or Starsky and Hutch fused with El Santo and the Aztec Mummy. No mere ring or steel cage can contain the blood-feuds, body slams, brass knuckles and bandages that spill onto the streets, turning the city of Rencor itself into one giant arena.

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