New from All Due Respect: THE GOOD BOOK — FAIRY TALES FOR HARD MEN by Tom Leins
By: Down & Out Books
About THE GOOD BOOK …
Testament, Florida is the town where the American dream bottomed out. A town that was bled dry and kicked into the weeds by venal men with bad intentions. A town so insignificant that it no longer appears on any map.
During the 1980s, however, it was home to the Testament Wrestling Alliance, the chaotic wrestling promotion that made stars of Gringo Starr, 'Voodoo' Ray Blanchette and the Jazz Butcher. The man who made it happen was promoter Frank 'Fingerf*ck' Flanagan, who ruled his territory with an iron fist. A tough man willing to make tough decisions, Flanagan's personal road to hell is paved with dead wrestlers.
The Good Book is an interlinked, 21-story collection that takes place between 1980 and 1999. These stories are grubby, hardboiled tales that explore the lives of desperate men—men who can't leave their rivalries in the ring. In Testament, every action has a reaction and every feud ends in carnage. If someone else wins, you lose.
Meet the author …
Tom Leins is a disgraced ex-film critic from Paignton, UK.
He is the author of the novelettes Skull Meat, Snuff Racket, Slug Bait, and Spine Farm, the short story collections Meat Bubbles & Other Stories and Repetition Kills You, and the novella Boneyard Dogs.
His short stories have been published by the likes of Akashic Books, Shotgun Honey, Near to the Knuckle, Flash Fiction Offensive, Horror Sleaze Trash, Punk Noir Magazine and Spelk Fiction.
All Due Respect has brought you low-life literature since 2010, publishing down and dirty novellas, novels, and short story collections from the best writers in crime fiction. Learn more at AllDueRespectBooks.com.
In its tenth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.