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"In this dynamic hard-boiled quasi-PI novel...William 'Boo' Malone, with his bouncer friend Darrell 'Junior' McCullough...wrap up their first case, neither tidily nor predictably, leaving enough setup for what may become a sturdy new crime fiction series." --Publishers Weekly

"Robinson, creator of the website Thuglit, peoples his first novel with a host of imaginatively drawn thugs, villains, victims, and rascals, and he has filled his story with top-shelf tough talk, mayhem, lots of raunch, some laughs, and a vivid sense of place. Readers who enjoy a good wallow in all of the above will feel right at home with The Hard Bounce." --Booklist

"It's like Todd Robinson (creator of Thug Lit) asked me what my favorite PI novel would look like before he wrote this novel. Yeah, I liked it that much. I loved the fact the plot was very, very dark but still the Boo's lines had me laugh out loud sometimes. What I loved most, however, was the fact this is a great new take on the genre. Fantastic novel, a definite contender for 2013's Favorite Sons in the category Best Debut or Best New PI." --Sons of Spade blog

"When a work is published by Tyrus Books, I know there's going to be something nifty between the covers. But I (kinda) never saw this one coming. Simple perfection. A smart, moving story; outstanding dialogue; wicked humor; and well-drawn--I could have read it again as soon as I finished. And I rarely reread. Tyrus has another winner. READ IT." --Pop Culture Nerd

"This is a very well-written book. All of the characters came to life, were believable and real, with very little sugar-coating. By the end of the book, I wanted to know more about what happened to Boo and Junior, which is always the mark of a great story. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Robinson." --Let the Sparks Fly blog

"The Hard Bounce is so good, I'll consider Robinson a superb author even if he never writes another word. One of the very few books that can make a jaded reviewer like me laugh out loud. Robinson is a hell of a writer. His prose brings the story to life and then caries it at 120mph for 300 pages without taking a single breath. The Hard Bounce is gritty noir done right. Robinson [is]...a talented author who knows what he's doing at the top of his game." - Out of the Gutter Online

"A tough tale with hard boiled humor and more emotion than one might expect." --Mystery People

"Robinson...weave[s] it all together...skillfully, dare I say this artfully? Dude is a talent, and I for one can't wait for the return of Boo and Junior." --Grift Magazine, "Favorite Books of 2013"

"There are crime authors who act out tough-guy fantasies, but Todd Robinson embodies them, striking an amazing balance between head-stomping and heart-stomping." - LitReactor

About the Author

Todd Robinson is the creator and chief editor of the award-winning crime fiction magazine Thuglit. His short fiction has appeared in Blood & Tacos; Plots with Guns; Needle Magazine; Shotgun Honey; Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine; Out of the Gutter; Pulp Pusher; Grift; Demolition Magazine; and CrimeFactory. His writing has been nominated for a Derringer Award, short-listed for Best American Mystery Stories, selected for Writer’s Digest’s Year’s Best Writing 2003, and won the inaugural Bullet Award in June 2011.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00AB3TBKQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gallery Books (18 December 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 660 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 306 pages
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