New from Down & Out Books: Buffalo and Sour Mash by Richard Godwin

Buffalo and Sour Mash by Richard Godwin
Buffalo and Sour Mash by Richard Godwin
TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that Buffalo and Sour Mash by Richard Godwin is published this week in trade paperback and ebook formats.

"Richard Godwin always comes up with a unique premise for his novels," said Eric Campbell, publisher, Down & Out Books, "and he nails it with this starkly-written crime novel."

About Buffalo and Sour Mash

A crime novel about distorted love. A Western. A lyrical slice of the prairie, a frontier narrative. A noir novel about obsession and revenge, desire and predation. A look at one man's grip on insanity and a story about female beauty and showmanship.

It was those wild eyes that did it to them every time. Every look as intense as a cobra stare, as if he was looking through the spider webbed surface of a broken window.

When the rodeo comes to Surrey, it brings with it a world of violence. Murphy Stubbs came out of Oklahoma with a smoking gun and rage in his heart. He also arrives in the UK with a dream. It is a dark dream of a female rodeo star. He intends to stamp it on the UK.

When he meets Rhonda she is the perfect fit for his plan, an actress in his drama. However, she is involved with the boxer Gary who does not trust Murphy. Then the hustler Mandy and fighter Hank arrive in town. And Hank is looking for someone, and he wants revenge.

Two worlds collide in an explosive piece of the Wild West, a novel with the image of the frontier running through it, a novel about the rodeo and what it means to Murphy, who is beyond obsessed. He will ensure the rodeo goes ahead and he starts to remove all obstacles in his path.

Only Rhonda can stop him, but while she holds the key to the past she needs to get closer to Murphy to find it and stop the violence.

Meet the Author …

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions of a Hit Man, Paranoia and the Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Ersatz World, The Pure and the Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo and Sour Mash and Locked in Cages.

He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child, as well as his anthology of stories, Piquant: Tales of the Mustard Man, published by Pulp Metal Fiction in February 2012.

He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London. He also teaches creative writing at University and workshops.

You can find out more about him at his website, where you can also read his Chin Wags at the Slaughterhouse, his highly popular and unusual interviews with other authors.

About Down & Out Books …

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books ( is an independent publisher of crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, or to request an interview with the author, contact

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