I’ve got a lot to be thankful for and celebrate this Thanksgiving.
- Contract singed and in transit
- Second Draft of outline for Pearl of Justice Book 2 done
- Plenty of room in my belly for ungodly amounts of delicious, delicious turkey and fixin’s
So, I’m celebrating the only way I know how, I’m making C. Hoyt Caldwell’s first book, Bad Way Out, free via Kindle. It’s Southern noir-ish featuring my brand of backwoods humor, a few passages of unflinching violence, and tons of awkward sexual situations. Because that’s how I roll. It will be free on the Kindle store from Nov. 26-30. Here’s the link. Bad Way Out is free! Share it. Spread the word. And let everyone know the first book The Pearl of Justice Mystery series will be available July 12, 2016.
Here’s a review from a British reader:
By M. Dowden on 3 Jun. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Could this book start off a craze of what can only be called Appalachian crime noir? Meet E. R. Percy, mountain man and the brewer of the best moonshine you will ever sip. Life has always been hard for the mountain folk, but illegal stills and their product is nothing compared to the drugs trade. When E. R. first refuses to work in the drugs business he is at first threatened, but this escalates to a feud. Throw in a mysterious mountain of a man that suddenly appears in his brewing shed and you find there is a lot of comedy to what would otherwise be a bloody and dark tale.
Fun to read and hard to put down this is a great tale of hillbillies and their culture versus the modern drug lord. The characters come to life in all their glorious eccentricities, from a man mad seventeen year old girl to the corrupt reverend. Unfortunately this book will probably get overlooked, which is a shame, as it is such a great read and should appeal to a lot of people.
There are a few typos in this, but nothing that should really detract from or disrupt your reading experience. Certainly original, this is full of violence and humour, and certainly a thing that Quentin Taratino would love to get his hands on.