"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"
Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem by Jonathan Woods
Running a scam in a two-bit Caribbean republic, a tough-as-nails gun moll has to outrun both a murder rap and the local neo-Nazi commandant. A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon to death the chairman of the Archaeology Department. An accountant goes on a tropical vacation to a place where everything is falling apart, including his own sketchy soul. Seduced by an escaped psychopath named Dandelion, a frat boy has no choice but to commit murder. The nineteen opium dreams that make up Bad Juju provide the most outrageous, entertaining and over-the-top crime spree since Quentin Tarantino appeared on the scene.
Raves for Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem
“[With Bad Juju] Woods has arrived fully fledged as a maestro…astonishing.”
“Bad Juju is the product of a truly twisted mind, and I mean that in the nicest way.”
“Quirky and disquieting, Bad Juju…leaves you marveling at the imagination of Jonathan Woods.”
“These dark, often strange, eerily radiant stories add something special to the tradition of noir crime writing.”
“Bad Juju is the wildest, funniest, scariest collection of stories I’ve read in a long while.”
“Bad Juju is by turns intense, lyrical, dark and disturbing. Jonathan Woods is an original.”
“Evocative, imaginative, hot and neo-pulpy…”
“[Bad Juju is] not for the faint-hearted. Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett would approve and be, I suspect, more than a little bit envious…”
“[With Bad Juju] Jonathan Woods has laid down the gauntlet for gonzo noir in the 21st Century.”
“First-rate noir is meant to alarm and horrify decent men like myself, and certainly I was quite shocked by nearly everything I read in Bad Juju. Once I’ve recovered I plan to read the book again.”