A butcher - wrong place, wrong time
A madman - ready to break everyone and everything in his way
A fallen preacher turned police detective - a choice between family, faith, and justice
Smith returns to his old stomping grounds on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to deliver a story that has haunted him for years. Inspired by true events, The Butcher's Prayer is swamp noir, packed to the rafters with fire & brimstone.
“The Butcher’s Prayer is wine-dark noir, with a hammering and bloody heart. This is Smith at his bleak and soulful best.” — Laura Benedict, Edgar-nominated author of The Stranger Inside
“Anthony Neil Smith is a massive talent. One of the very best crime writers I’ve ever read.” — Allan Guthrie, author of Kiss Her Goodbye and Hard Man.
“Visceral, propulsive writing that cuts like a razor. Think Elmore Leonard with an injection of Southern Gothic. Heady stuff.” — Dan Fesperman, author of Safe Houses.
“Crime-fiction veteran Anthony Neil Smith wields a smooth yet serrated style that’s carved him two decades worth of fierce material, now being re-discovered by a younger upstart audience of modern noir enthusiasts. It’s challenging stuff, yet wholly accessible; with spiking dark humor that confirms you still have a pulse.” — Gabriel Hart, author of Fallout From Our Asphalt Hell
A feverish, nightmarish, blood-soaked tale of good and evil, faith and family, and how any of the above can lead normal people to unspeakable acts. Propulsive and unflinching, Smith’s prose is spare but evocative; this is a sweaty, claustrophobic, take-no-prisoners story that will implicate you with its first sentence and drag you through swamp and church pews in search of some kind of salvation. Hang on tight; this is one heck of a ride. — Owen Laukkanen, author of Lone Jack Trail and Deception Cove
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HOT off the presses - FAHRENHEIT PRESS, that is.
"Trash Pandas" is my contribution to the limited edition and very sought after status symbol known as the FAHRENZINE! The maniacs over there make 100 copies, sell them via the website, and when they're gone, they're gone!
Inside, well, it's what you've come to expect from me - gonzo noir with a candy coating of absurdity. check it out by hitting the button below.
BACK IN FRANCE
lafitte CAN'T SEEM TO KEEP AWAY FROM FRENCH VINO, SO EDITIONS 10/18 HAS BROUGHT HIM BACK IN A POCKET EDITION ("POCHE"). NOW AVAILABLE, JAN. 21. HERE'S HOPING HE MAKES A BIG SPLASH IN FRANCE WITHOUT CAUSING TOO MANY BLOODBATHS.
A washed-up, One-Armed Ex-Rez cop gets in over his head out in western North Dakota during the oil boom. Throw in a young lady bartender, a ruthless oil baron, and a cast of bruisers looking to do our hero some harm, and you've got a slab of pulp noir that will satisfy your bloodlust.
A failed Navy SEAL, Judd can't believe his luck when Catriona falls for him. He lives in Minnesota; she's from Scotland. They work for the same company, they've messaged online for ages. They may be thousands of miles apart, but they share a deep love of cycling and a passion for life. It's love at first sight. He catches a flight over the pond to go riding with her.
What Judd doesn't know is that someone with sinister plans is following them. Their lonely journey through the Highlands turns into a game of cat and mouse. Someone is making them ride for their lives. But who exactly is the hunter, and who is the hunted?
BILLY LAFITTE GOES TO FRANCE!
from Sonatine Editions, Lune Noire & BETE NOIRE hAS Hit bookstores in France.
I'm very excited to see my work translated into French by the great Fabrice Pointeau, who has translated some of the best noir writers we've got!