Matthew J. Prigge

Author & Historian

Publisher’s Weekly Praises ‘Milwaukee Noir’

Publisher’s Weekly just posted their review of ‘Milwaukee Noir’ and had some very kind things to say about the book. I was especially pleased with the kind words they had for my story…

The volume’s standout, Matthew J. Prigge’s “3rd Street Waltz,” about the last days of a decrepit porn theater, barely involves crime at all. By making the theater’s closure a business decision by an amoral heir to the family real estate business, Prigge conveys the crushed spirits resulting from inner-city neglect without moralizing.

publisher’s weekly, march 2019

Kirkus Reviews ‘Milwaukee Noir’

In addition to Damn the Old Tinderbox, I’ve got a short story in the forthcoming Milwaukee Noir anthology. Read the first review of it here.

Launch Event for Milwaukee Noir Announced

Hello everyone. In addition to my Newhall House fire book, I’ve also got some fiction coming out this year! I was lucky enough to be able to contribute a short story to the Milwaukee Noir anthology, which comes out in May 2019.

Boswell Books will host a launch event for the book on May 7th. I’ll be there with some of the other contributing authors. Please join us!

Damn The Old Tinderbox Launch Event Announced

I’m glad to announced that my new book, Damn the Old Tinderbox: Milwaukee’s Palace of the West and the Fire that Defined an Era, will officially launch on March 19, 2017 at Boswell Books in Milwaukee. The event is free to the public and will begin at 7 pm. There will be a discussion of the book with a signing to follow.

Join me! Oct 11th at the North Point Lighthouse

Join Me! October 3rd at Marquette University

Talkin’ Submarine Extortion Plots with WUWM

Hello all. It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, but here is a nice piece I had the pleasure to do with always wonderful Joy Powers at WUWM about my latest article for Milwaukee Magazine.

Talkin’ Address Tiles with WUWM

Recently, I had the pleasure to sit down with Joy Powers of WUWM and discuss the history of Milwaukee’s iconic address tiles. Give a listen here.

Buy OUTLAWS, REBELS, & VIXENS for a Great Cause


Hello friends. From now until the end of the month, I will be donating all of my proceeds from Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN). Click on the banned above to order it direct and help out this very important cause in this very important moment in our history.

This week, fun stuff

logo2It’s a big week coming up for OUTLAWS, REBELS, & VIXENS – the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured the book on their Green Sheet today and tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 27th, the launch event will be held at the downtown library at 6 pm in Centennial Hall. Read the piece and join me for a nice talk on the days when Milwaukee censored the movies!

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