Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem by Jonathan Woods

ISBN: 978-09815579-7-7

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.”
—Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of The Guards and London Boulevard

Bad Juju is the product of a truly twisted mind, and I mean that in the nicest way.”
—Ben Fountain, 2007 PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

“Quirky and disquieting, Bad Juju…leaves you marveling at the imagination of Jonathan Woods.”
—Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-winning author of Nine Dragons and The Scarecrow

“These dark, often strange, eerily radiant stories add something special to the tradition of noir crime writing.”
—Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Apprentice Lover

Bad Juju is the wildest, funniest, scariest collection of stories I’ve read in a long while.”
—Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest and The Walkaway

Bad Juju is by turns intense, lyrical, dark and disturbing. Jonathan Woods is an original.”
—Dani Shapiro, author of Family History, Black & White and Devotion

“Evocative, imaginative, hot and neo-pulpy…”
—Allan Guthrie, author of Slammer, Hard Man and Savage Night

“[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…”
—Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist author of Serena and One Foot in Eden

“[With Bad Juju] Jonathan Woods has laid down the gauntlet for gonzo noir in the 21st Century.”
—Anthony Neil Smith, editor/publisher of plotswithguns.com and author of Hogdoggin’

“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.”
—Michael Dahlie, 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of A Gentleman’s Guide to Gracious Living