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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NOIR NOW: ONE TO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD / BORROWED TROUBLE!

NOIR NOW: ONE TO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD / BORROWED TROUBLE!

TWO DYNAMITE BOOKS BY MY BUDDY, WRITER ERIC BEETNER, ARE CURRENTLY FOR SALE ON AMAZON FOR $.99 . . . DON’T PASS UP THIS CHANCE TO GET IN ON SOME GREAT GOLD MEDAL STYLE READING BY NEW AND IMPORTANT NAMES IN THE FIELD, ERIC BEETNER AND J. B. KOHL . . .

ONE TO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD

Kansas City, 1939. One story from two points of view: the hunter and the hunted. Ray Ward - seeking revenge for his brother’s death in the boxing ring. Detective Dean Fokoli - hot on a killer’s trail.

Ray’s hunt takes him underground into Kansas City’s criminal nightlife. Dean Fokoli lives there full time but he’s on the run from his own troubles. Two men racing forward to collide like a knockout punch.

A razor-edged story of revenge, redemption and what happens when you confront the ghosts of the past.

"One Too Many Blows to the Head feels like a long-lost pulp you find in a favorite bookstore. A delicious mix of classic hardboiled grit and the heart-heavy world of film noir, it's a one-sitting read that sends you back to a lost time of fight halls, Chicago boys and last chances." – Megan Abbott, author of Bury Me Deep and Queenpin

"Boxing and noir once went hand in glove, but you don't see many boxing novels anymore, and that's a shame. Here's one that dredges up all the blood and spit and sweat and money of the fight game, and wraps it around a tough noir storyline full of revenge and dark secrets. Kohl and Beetner get it exactly right." – Steve Brewer, author of Cutthroat

"Razor sharp debut from noir partnership Beetner and Kohl. From its first savage punch, the dark world of organised crime and boxing grips and refuses to let you go. Highly recommended." –Nick Quantrill, author of Broken Dreams



BORROWED TROUBLE

Hollywood, 1941

Ray Ward spends nights thinking about his brother's death and the blood-soaked days that followed.

Dean Fokoli is off the force, disgraced by his dirty dealings, left to scrape for pennies as a private eye.

When Ray receives a mysterious package from his sister containing a plea for help and a reel of 8mm film, there's a problem - Ray doesn't have a sister.Now two former enemies must team up, travel halfway across the country to search the dark shadow of Hollywood's spotlight. In for more than they bargained for, Ray and Fokoli plunge behind the silver screen to unearth tinseltown's dirty secrets. And two men with nothing left to lose can stir up some serious trouble.

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