A small Baptist church in Arkansas should be easy pickings for a natural born con man like Geoffrey Webb. But after talking himself into a cushy job as a youth minister, he becomes obsessed with the preacher’s teenage daughter. When their relationship is discovered by a corrupt local sheriff named Doolittle Norris, Webb’s easy life begins to fall apart. Backed by a family of psychotic hillbillies, Sheriff Norris forces Webb into a deadly scheme to embezzle money from the church. What the Norris clan doesn’t understand is that Geoffrey Webb is more dangerous than he looks, and he has brutal plans of his own.
“I’m hard to surprise when it comes to plot, and I’m very hard to shock, but I read this book slack-jawed and drooling. There’s not a filthier, funnier, bloodier, more transgressive or more shocking book on the shelves this year. Or last, or next, probably, unless Hinkson writes another, which I certainly hope he will. An amazing debut from an instant star of the genre.”
— Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year
“Hell on Church Street has to be one of the best noir novels of recent years, an instant classic, as relentlessly twisted as anything by Jim Thompson and Charles Willeford.”
— Jason Starr, two-time Anthony Award winning author of The Craving
“Mr. Hinkson has created flawlessly etched characters inhabiting a bleak, noir landscape that’s recognizable and yet altogether unique. Go ahead and attend Hell on Church Street. You will not be disappointed.”
— David Cranmer, Editor and publisher of Beat to a Pulp
“If Jim Thompson’s skeletal hands could clap, you’d hear his round of applause for Jake Hinkson’s debut. Dark, depraved, and deadly, Hell on Church Street is a wicked story well told.”
— Hilary Davidson, author of The Damage Done
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