Stories for lovers of fiction, noir, mythology, philosophy, and humor.

Indy Perro

Indy Perro is a novelist, an independent thinker, and a recovering academic. Indy has a degree in history, graduate degrees in religious studies, comparative literature, and education, and has spent more than a decade teaching philosophy, religious studies, writing, and literature. He lives in northern Colorado, and when he's not at his desk, he loves to hike, run, read, and study languages. Central City is Indy's first novel.


What am I reading? What books influence me? Why do certain books light a fire in me?

Each month I recommend one of the books that changed the way I write and stirred my passion for ideas. Each recommendation includes a summary, a short author bio, and a brief analysis of what inspired me. Enjoy my thoughts on and appreciation for the work of James Sallis, Jim Thompson, Frederic Brown, Lawrence Block, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Don DeLillo, Chester Himes, Bill Flanagan, and many more.

Speaking of Non-Sequiturs

Ideas drive my work. The goal of my craft is to draft stories that entertain while serving as a testing ground for ideas. Writing stirs our emotions most and brings us the most joy when the written word challenges us to think through the broadest spectrum of possibility.

In Speaking of Non-Sequiturs, I provide a brief context of why I’m thinking about a certain topic, the ideas that have come to mind, and the questions those ideas raised. I hope you enjoy my thought process, see how it shapes my fiction, and share a few thoughts of your own. I look forward to hearing from you.

Visit Central City is dedicated to Central City, the fictional cityscape that serves as a setting for my novels. In the Kane and Bayonne novels, we see a traditional noir landscape with a seedy underworld, corruption, poverty, and violence, but Central City hadn’t always hit the skids. Like the midwestern metropolitan areas on which it was based, Central City has enjoyed its ups and downs. Industry boomed, busted, and rusted. Crime rates rose, fell, and rose again. Life goes on, and the people of Central City search for meaning like the rest of us, in the world outside their front doors.

Visit Central City and explore how times changed. Discover the taverns, brothels, junk houses, and cop shops. Learn more about the characters, and discover the history and new adventures of your favorite anti-heroes and villains.

Central City

Kane Kulpa learned which laws could be bent and which broken after a short stint in prison courtesy of Detective Vincent Bayonne. Bound by time, integrity, and the reality of life in Central City, Bayonne and Kane made peace with the past. Now, gang tension spirals from corrupt to deadly, and a series of murders stresses Kane and Bayonne’s uneasy alliance. Kane balances on a razor’s edge to protect his bar, power, life, and family, and Bayonne hustles to keep another lonely man from being strangled.