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Army-CID-officer-cum-unofficial-PI Mick Hardin is up against unforeseen forces who will stop at nothing in this vividly atmospheric thriller from acclaimed novelist Chris Offutt.

Chris Offutt is
a literary master across genres, and his most recent novel THE KILLING HILLS
was one of his most successful, earning him a new audience and earning
praise from the likes of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,
and Crime Reads. His latest book, Shifty's
, is a compelling, propulsive thriller of murder and mayhem in the
hills of eastern Kentucky.Mick Hardin is home on leave,
recovering from an IED attack, when a body is found in the center of town. It's
Barney Kissick, the local heroin dealer, and the city police see it as an
occupational hazard. But when Barney's mother, Shifty, asks Mick to take a
look, it seems there's more to the killing than it seems. Mick should be
rehabbing his leg, signing his divorce papers, and getting out of town--and most
of all, staying out of the way of his sister Linda's reelection as Sheriff--but
he keeps on looking, and suddenly he's getting shot at himself.

A dark, pacy crime novel about
grief and revenge, and the surprises hidden below the surface, Shifty's Boys
is a tour de force that confirms Chris Offutt's Mick Hardin as one of the
most appealing new investigators in fiction.

About the Author

CHRIS OFFUTT is the author of the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, the novel The Good Brother, and three memoirs: The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds, True Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802161758
ISBN-10: 0802161758
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English