Evolved Publishing presents a quirky, hardboiled detective, noir mystery in "Hot Sinatra," by Axel Howerton.
ANNOUNCEMENT: April 24, 2014 - The Crime Writers of Canada has announced that "Hot Sinatra" is one of five finalists for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He's smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You'd think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather's legacy as a 'Private Dick.'
Cole is out of money, out of ideas, and out of his league. That's why he's stuck looking for a stolen Sinatra record... a record that may be just a figment of an old man's imagination.
Of course, if that were true, Moss wouldn't have so many people busting down his door.
A vivacious redhead, a foul-mouthed Irish rock star, and a whip-smart little girl only complicate the job, when all Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra.
If only he can stay alive--and in one piece--long enough to find it.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR "HOT SINATRA":
"Axel Howerton is one of the best new crime fiction writers out there—hell, one of the best writers, period. Do yourself a favor and settle into Axel's groove." – Scott S. Phillips, Author of "Squirrel Eyes" and "Tales of Misery & Imagination," and Writer/Director of "Stink of Flesh" and "Gimme Skelter"
"Moss Cole sizzles hotter than bacon." – Red Tash, Author of "Troll Or Derby" and "This Brilliant Darkness"
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Axel Howerton is the author of the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Axel is a former entertainment journalist, and the co-creator/manager of the annual Coffin Hop online horror event. His short fiction has recently appeared in such weird and wonderful publications as Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, Dark Moon Digest and many more. He has also been featured in the collections Clones Fairies & Monsters in the Closet, Tall Tales Of The Weird West, Lebowski 101, A Career Guide To Your Job In Hell, and the best-selling holiday anthology Let It Snow: Season's Readings For A Super-Cool Yule. His short story series Manlove & Kickerdick Tricks, based on characters from Hot Sinatra, are published by Coffin Hop Press, where he is also an editor. Axel is a member of the Calgary Crime Writers, the CSFFA, and a member of the board of the Crime Writers of Canada. He spends most of his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league.