Now available exclusively from Down & Out Books, the well-reviewed and highly entertaining crime duo Hard Bite and Bite Harder by Anonymous-9.
HARD BITE by Anonymous-9
A Crime Novel
Publication date: January 11, 2017
Synopsis … The hit-and-run driver took everything — his wife, child and legs. Now a paraplegic, Dean Drayhart unleashes payback on suspected hit-and-runners in Los Angeles with helper-monkey Sid as his deadly assistant.
Dean’s gentle, doting nurse knows nothing about what he’s up to and when Sid tears out the throat of a Mexican Mafia member, Marcie is kidnapped in order to force Dean’s surrender.
Armed with nothing but his wits, Sid, and a sympathetic streetwalker named Cinda, Dean manipulates drug-cartel carnales and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in a David-against-Goliath plot that twists and turns to a heart-pounding finale.
Praise for HARD BITE …
” … outlandish in every way — a crazed noir excursion into an unprecedented heart of darkness. Violent and sometimes funny, always entertaining.” — T. Jefferson Parker, three-time Edgar Award winner
“The best, most fiercely original crime novel I’ve read in a long time” — Ray Garton, World Horror Grand Master Award recipient
“A carnival of nightmarish fun, HARD BITE had me gasping from one outlandishly terrifying act to the next, each scene involving The Grim Reaper in a wheelchair; a sharp-fanged, treacherous monkey; a SWAT-team posse of drugged Mexican killers; and/or more tough-but-lovable women with guns than a Mickey Spillane novel.” — Jack Getze, Fiction Editor, Spinetingler Magazine
“By the end, your heart aches a little for the narrator. That’s the true goal of fiction, or it ought to be — to shift you on your foundations in the reading, leaving you off in a slightly different place from where you started.” — Sophie Littlefield, A Bad Day For Sorry, A Bad Day For Pretty
“The ride is electric … quality that other writers should aspire to achieve.” — Joseph Patchen for Lurid Lit
“Nasty, but a beating heart underneath … very clever; lovely writing.” — Patti Abbott, Derringer Award winner
“Anonymous-9 is one of my favorite crime writers.” — Nick Mamatas, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards nominee
BITE HARDER by Anonymous-9
A Sequel to HARD BITE
Publication date: January 12, 2017
Synopsis … Some say he’s a serial killer. Others say he’s a vigilante doing what police can’t or won’t do. What’s certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run-drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him and those he loves first. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect his pet monkey named Sid and girlfriend Cinda-out there running hard and fast from the law.
Praise for BITE HARDER …
“Bite Harder is part screwball comedy, part killer crime story entirely unlike anything else out there. It is unique and vicious and bloody funny but what kept me turning pages deep into the night was its heart. I loved Hard Bite, and Bite Harder is even better, stronger, wilder.” — Josh Stallings, Beautiful, Naked & Dead, Anthony Award nominee
“Brilliant, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring the finest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction.” — Douglas Lindsay, author of The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson,