New from Shotgun Honey: DILLO by Max Sheridan

Dillo by Max Sheridan
Dillo by Max Sheridan
TAMPA, Fla. - Dec. 11, 2017 - PRLog -- Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books, is pleased to announce that DILLO by Max Sheridan is now available in trade paperback and ebook formats.

About DILLO …

Artesia, New Mexico. Pop. 3012. There's nothing 14-year-old Doc Candy likes better on a hot summer afternoon than snapping pictures of dead armadillos off Route 82.

Until a no-good grifter of a father he hasn't seen in eight years comes blowing up to his window at two in the morning in a hot El Camino talking about a family vacation in Miami.

Their Florida reunion turns into a 2000-mile getaway when Doc finds out the money used to pay for the trip was stolen from his lowlife uncle, the manager of an illegal Apache casino.

But it isn't until they're hiding out in the Louisiana bayou that Doc learns the whole truth: it isn't Doc's uncle they're running from. It's a coal black Dodge Ram driven by a pair of bald, psychopathic teenage collectors looking to complete their gallery of human head hair toupees with the old man's scalp.

Praise for DILLO …

"Pulpier than a box full of blood oranges, with the best, weirdest father/son road trip this side of a Waylon Jennings song." —Joshua Corin, author of Nuclear Winter Wonderland

"At some point in their lives, everybody in Dillo has been tossed to the curb or run over by a bus, and Sheridan's action-filled, father-son road trip is that much grittier and truthful for its hard-leather characters. A wicked new voice in crime and noir. A story that pulls you deep into the thorns. Writing that sings." —Jack Getze, fiction editor Spinetingler Magazine

"The elements are all here: A memorable cast of characters wherein even the minor actors are given weight, a compelling and original road story, the precise amount of description to keep that southwestern sun bearing down on your shoulders at all times, and a fluid prose that allows the reader to turn the pages with the ease of an El Camino cruising across a battered American highway." —Alec Cizak, author of Down on the Street

"A fresh voice taking on uncharted portions of the American literary landscape. Unique, funny, and wholly Max Sheridan's." —Tom Pitts, author of American Static

Meet the author …

Max Sheridan lives and writes in Nicosia, Cyprus. His short fiction, about sex, death and midgets, is available online and in print from select, degenerate publishers. When he's not writing, he runs Write CY, a Nicosia-based organization dedicated to community storytelling. Dillo is his first published novel.

Established in 2011, Shotgun Honey (, an imprint of Down & Out Books, came onto the scene to provide readers with a regular diet of flash crime fiction. Living by the simple tenet of keeping it lean and mean, over 700 stories from more than 360 authors from around the world have been published to date.

Celebrating six years as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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