By Danny Gardner

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 place of origin safe his unencumber and he returns to discover the kin farm in foreclosures and the fellow who raised him demise in a flophouse. determined for funds, he accepts a instantly activity as a procedure server and finally crosses paths with a strong kinfolk from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of is lifeless, the most important 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 either 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 marvelous new e-book. A Negro and an Ofay breathes fascinating new lifestyles into noir fiction.” —Jonathan Maberry, the recent York instances bestselling author.

“Elliot Caprice is an awesome personality together with his personal Midwestern territory and Danny Gardner tells his tales with kind and cunning.” —Peter Blauner, the recent York occasions 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 competitors any modern-day hero.” —Tom Avitabile, bestselling writer of supply Us This Day.

“A Negro and an Ofay is a brilliant, crisp, traditionally exact, and unapologetically racial narrative that signs the coming of a robust, beneficial voice in crime fiction. this is often 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 the entire correct notes, yet with adequate swagger and voice to make it thoroughly his personal. Elliot Caprice is a ravishing personality, caught among worlds—black and white, stable and bad—and i actually desire to work out extra of him.” —Rob W. Hart, writer of South Village.

“One of the simplest 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 matters whereas holding all of the leisure price that pulpy thrillers deliver to the desk. this can be a ebook with a gently crafted plot that touches on loads of matters that have been as appropriate six a long time in the past as they're now.” —Out of the Gutter Review.

“This is a gorgeous debut! a strong mixture of fantastic storytelling and a wide ranging snatch of conversation subtext that strongly reminds of Mamet. Gardner is destined to develop into a tremendous 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 very good character.” —Simon wooden, writer of the person who received Away.

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

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

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