By Danny Gardner

ISBN-10: 1943402671

ISBN-13: 9781943402670

In 1952, after a yr at the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His pals from his place of birth safe his free up and he returns to discover the kin farm in foreclosures and the guy who raised him demise in a flophouse. determined for cash, he accepts a immediately activity as a technique server and finally crosses paths with a strong kinfolk from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of is lifeless, the major to his property disappeared with the chauffeur, and shortly Elliot is in as much as his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm kingdom needs to go back to the Windy urban with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat.

Good factor he’s had a life of taking part in each side to the middle.

Praise for A Negro and an Ofay…

“Fans of Walter Mosley and George Pelecanos are going to eat Danny Gardner’s fantastic new publication. A Negro and an Ofay breathes fascinating new existence into noir fiction.” —Jonathan Maberry, the recent York occasions bestselling author.

“Elliot Caprice is a good personality together with his personal Midwestern territory and Danny Gardner tells his tales with type and cunning.” —Peter Blauner, the hot York occasions bestselling writer and co-Executive manufacturer of CBS’s Blue Bloods.

“Danny Gardner’s masterful debut engenders echoes of the greats. I had the impact I had by some means stumbled throughout a formerly undiscovered paintings of Chester Himes, or Jim Thompson, or Walter Mosley―or all 3 magically rolled into one.”―David Corbett, prize-winning writer of The Mercy of the Night

“Immersive, poignant and totally mesmerizing. Written from the center of America’s nice racial divide, it’s satirical, cool and irrevocably sincere; imbued with an inherent the Aristocracy that competitors any modern-day hero.” —Tom Avitabile, bestselling writer of supply Us This Day.

“A Negro and an Ofay is a great, crisp, traditionally actual, and unapologetically racial narrative that indications the coming of a robust, beneficial voice in crime fiction. this is often the simplest debut you’ll learn in a protracted time.” —Gabino Iglesias, writer of 0 Saints.

“Hard-boiled don’t get a lot more durable than this. Danny Gardner hits all of the correct notes, yet with adequate swagger and voice to make it thoroughly his personal. Elliot Caprice is a wonderful personality, caught among worlds—black and white, stable and bad—and i actually wish to work out extra of him.” —Rob W. Hart, writer of South Village.

“One of the simplest instruments Gardner has in his toolbox…is his experience of humanity.” —Scott Waldyn, Literary Orphans magazine.

“…it manages to be shrewdpermanent, historic, and approximately identity/racial matters whereas preserving the entire leisure worth that pulpy thrillers carry to the desk. this can be a publication with a gently crafted plot that touches on loads of matters that have been as suitable six a long time in the past as they're now.” —Out of the Gutter Review.

“This is a gorgeous debut! a robust blend of fantastic storytelling and a wide ranging grab of conversation subtext that strongly reminds of Mamet. Gardner is destined to develop into a major identify during this writing game.” —Les Edgerton, writer of the true, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping.

“Elliot Caprice is a bother magnet and that makes for an excellent character.” —Simon wooden, writer of the one who obtained Away.

“Plenty of hardboiled patter and a dense plot with an exceptional experience of position and beautiful dialogue.” —Eric Beetner, writer of Rumrunners.

“A Negro and an Ofay forces us to appear into the brutal replicate of our previous within the desire we would comprehend our destiny. along with his sharp as a whip crack writing, Gardner could swap the area” —Paul Bishop, writer of Lie Catchers.

Show description

Read or Download A Negro and an Ofay (The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1) PDF

Similar hard-boiled mysteries books

New PDF release: SA - 286

A secret. The son of a retired Chicago Police detective is murdered for no obvious cause and Johnny O’Rourke is going again to Chicago to discover the assassin and extract his revenge, and shortly unearths out that there are multiple which can make the most of his son’s loss of life. A step-by-step research uncovers clues that lead Johnny and his new accomplice to the culprits.

Get Murder at the NFR PDF

It is early December and hardly ever has the nationwide Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada kicked off its annual ten-day occasion for the aim of crowning the sport's global Champions while homicide moves down considered one of rodeo's personal in a so much brutal style. probability Boettecher, ready to benefit from the "World sequence" of rodeo whereas pursuing a brand new romantic curiosity, is once more referred to as in to aid the police as in basic terms he can.

Jean-Patrick Manchette,Christina Mansfeld,Stefan Linster's Volles Leichenhaus (Série Noire) (German Edition) PDF

Mit der Miete für sein armseliges Pariser Appartement im Rückstand und keine Aufträge in Aussicht beschließt Eugène Tarpon, Privatdetektiv und ehemaliger Gendarm, seinen Beruf an den Nagel zu hängen, als er mitten in der Nacht aus seinem alkoholisierten Schlaf gerissen wird. Eine hübsche junge Frau bittet um Hilfe, da ihre Zimmergenossin, ein Filmsternchen, brutal ermordet wurde.

Vengeance Unbound - download pdf or read online

Endure Republic consumers have been demise . . . each forty-five days. the one universal denominator used to be the agent who offered them their lifestyles policies. Arnold Taylor. notwithstanding now not a suspect, Arnie felt responsible. Would the LAPD remedy the case, or might the answer be within the gise of an outdated pal, with a previous as darkish as sin?

Extra info for A Negro and an Ofay (The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Negro and an Ofay (The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1) by Danny Gardner

by Kenneth

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 24 votes