Download e-book for kindle: A Negro and an Ofay (The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1) by Danny Gardner

By Danny Gardner

In 1952, after a yr at the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His buddies from his homeland safe his unlock and he returns to discover the kinfolk farm in foreclosures and the fellow who raised him loss of life in a flophouse. determined for funds, he accepts a immediately activity as a method server and at last crosses paths with a strong kinfolk from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of is useless, the main to his property disappeared with the chauffeur, and shortly Elliot is in as much as his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm kingdom needs to go back to the Windy urban with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat.

Good factor he’s had a life of enjoying each side to the middle.

Praise for A Negro and an Ofay…

“Fans of Walter Mosley and George Pelecanos are going to eat Danny Gardner’s tremendous new ebook. A Negro and an Ofay breathes intriguing new lifestyles into noir fiction.” —Jonathan Maberry, the recent York occasions bestselling author.

“Elliot Caprice is a very good personality along with his personal Midwestern territory and Danny Gardner tells his tales with variety and cunning.” —Peter Blauner, the recent York instances bestselling writer and co-Executive manufacturer of CBS’s Blue Bloods.

“Danny Gardner’s masterful debut engenders echoes of the greats. I had the influence I had in some way stumbled throughout a formerly undiscovered paintings of Chester Himes, or Jim Thompson, or Walter Mosley―or all 3 magically rolled into one.”―David Corbett, prize-winning writer of The Mercy of the Night

“Immersive, poignant and totally spell binding. Written from the center of America’s nice racial divide, it’s satirical, cool and irrevocably sincere; imbued with an inherent the Aristocracy that opponents any modern-day hero.” —Tom Avitabile, bestselling writer of provide Us This Day.

“A Negro and an Ofay is a brilliant, crisp, traditionally exact, and unapologetically racial narrative that indications the coming of a robust, valuable voice in crime fiction. this can be the simplest debut you’ll learn in a protracted time.” —Gabino Iglesias, writer of 0 Saints.

“Hard-boiled don’t get a lot more durable than this. Danny Gardner hits all of the correct notes, yet with adequate swagger and voice to make it thoroughly his personal. Elliot Caprice is an attractive personality, caught among worlds—black and white, strong and bad—and i actually desire to work out extra of him.” —Rob W. Hart, writer of South Village.

“One of the easiest instruments Gardner has in his toolbox…is his experience of humanity.” —Scott Waldyn, Literary Orphans magazine.

“…it manages to be shrewdpermanent, old, and approximately identity/racial concerns whereas maintaining the entire leisure price that pulpy thrillers convey to the desk. it is a ebook with a delicately crafted plot that touches on loads of concerns that have been as appropriate six many years in the past as they're now.” —Out of the Gutter Review.

“This is a gorgeous debut! a strong mixture of amazing storytelling and a wide ranging take hold of of conversation subtext that strongly reminds of Mamet. Gardner is destined to develop into an important identify during this writing game.” —Les Edgerton, writer of the real, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping.

“Elliot Caprice is a hassle magnet and that makes for a good character.” —Simon wooden, writer of the one who bought Away.

“Plenty of hardboiled patter and a dense plot with a superb experience of position and lovely dialogue.” —Eric Beetner, writer of Rumrunners.

“A Negro and an Ofay forces us to appear into the brutal replicate of our previous within the desire we would comprehend our destiny. together with his sharp as a whip crack writing, Gardner may swap the realm” —Paul Bishop, writer of Lie Catchers.

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