A Negro and an Ofay (The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1) by Danny Gardner

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 pals from his homeland safe his unlock and he returns to discover the relatives farm in foreclosures and the fellow who raised him loss of life in a flophouse. determined for cash, he accepts a directly task as a strategy server and at last crosses paths with a robust relatives from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of is useless, 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 taking part in either 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 excellent new booklet. A Negro and an Ofay breathes fascinating new existence into noir fiction.” —Jonathan Maberry, the recent York occasions bestselling author.

“Elliot Caprice is an excellent 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 effect I had one way or the other 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 provide Us This Day.

“A Negro and an Ofay is a great, crisp, traditionally exact, and unapologetically racial narrative that indications the arriving of a powerful, useful 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 all of the correct notes, yet with sufficient swagger and voice to make it thoroughly his personal. Elliot Caprice is an exquisite personality, caught among worlds—black and white, sturdy and bad—and i actually wish 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 clever, ancient, and approximately identity/racial concerns whereas keeping the entire leisure price that pulpy thrillers carry to the desk. it is a e-book with a gently crafted plot that touches on loads of concerns 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 robust blend of magnificent storytelling and a wide ranging clutch of conversation subtext that strongly reminds of Mamet. Gardner is destined to turn into a tremendous identify during this writing game.” —Les Edgerton, writer of the true, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping.

“Elliot Caprice is a bother 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 an exceptional feel 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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