By Danny Gardner

ISBN-10: 1943402671

ISBN-13: 9781943402670

In 1952, after a 12 months at the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His neighbors from his fatherland safe his unlock and he returns to discover the family members farm in foreclosures and the guy who raised him demise in a flophouse. determined for funds, he accepts a directly task as a technique server and at last crosses paths with a strong relatives from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of is lifeless, the foremost to his property disappeared with the chauffeur, and shortly Elliot is in as much as his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm state 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 consume Danny Gardner’s significant new e-book. A Negro and an Ofay breathes fascinating new existence into noir fiction.” —Jonathan Maberry, the hot York occasions bestselling author.

“Elliot Caprice is an amazing personality together with his personal Midwestern territory and Danny Gardner tells his tales with variety and cunning.” —Peter Blauner, the hot 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 by some means 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 completely captivating. 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 actual, and unapologetically racial narrative that signs the coming of a powerful, valuable voice in crime fiction. this is often the simplest debut you’ll learn in an extended time.” —Gabino Iglesias, writer of 0 Saints.

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

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

“…it manages to be clever, old, and approximately identity/racial matters whereas conserving the entire leisure price that pulpy thrillers deliver to the desk. this can be a publication with a delicately crafted plot that touches on loads of matters that have been as correct six many years in the past as they're now.” —Out of the Gutter Review.

“This is a beautiful debut! a robust mixture of tremendous storytelling and a wide ranging grab of conversation subtext that strongly reminds of Mamet. Gardner is destined to turn into an important identify during this writing game.” —Les Edgerton, writer of the true, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping.

“Elliot Caprice is a hassle magnet and that makes for an excellent character.” —Simon wooden, writer of the person who received Away.

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

“A Negro and an Ofay forces us to seem into the brutal replicate of our previous within the wish we would comprehend our destiny. along with his sharp as a whip crack writing, Gardner could switch the area” —Paul Bishop, writer of Lie Catchers.

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