Hex-Rated A Brimstone Files Novel Jason Ridler
 
Paperback
9781597809030
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A salacious throwback to the detective pulps of the 70s, Hex-Rated kicks off the new urban fantasy series the Brimstone Files.

Fall, 1970. Los Angeles has always been a den of danger and bliss, but even darker tidings brew in the City of Angels. Cults, magic, and the supernatural are leaking into the worlds of glamour and dives of the gutter. To the spectators walking down Hollywood Blvd, it’s just more proof that La La Land is over the cuckoo’s nest. But to former child magician and Korean veteran turned newly-licensed private investigator James Brimstone, it means business is picking up.

After attending his mentor’s funeral, Brimstone signs his first client: Nico, a beautiful actress with a face full of scars and an unbelievable story of sex, demons, and violence on the set of a pornographic film in the San Fernando Valley. The cops chalk it up to a bad trip from a lost soul, but Brimstone knows better.

He takes the case, but the investigation goes haywire as he encounters Hell’s Angels, a lost book of Japanese erotica, and a new enemy whose powers may fill the streets of L.A. with blood. He’ll have to us his Carney wits, magic tricks, and a whole lotta charm to make it out of a world that is becoming . . . Hex-Rated.
TitleHex-Rated
SubtitleA Brimstone Files Novel
AuthorJason Ridler
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintNight Shade Books
Published1 August 2017
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781597809030
Pages304
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and improv actor. He’s the author of Rise of the Luchador, Blood and Sawdust, and the Spar Battersea thrillers. He’s published over a hundred articles and short stories for popular and professional publications. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, you can visit him online at Ridlerville.wordpress.com.

“Steeped in the style of 1970s pulp detective fiction . . . Brimstone is cut from the cloth of the classic wisecracking detective, and Ridler peppers the text with perfectly pitched hard-boiled vernacular. The novel’s wild mix of comedy and supernatural perils bodes well for its detective’s future adventures.”—Publishers Weekly

“Rollicking, exotic, and pulpy to the max.”—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Take Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, throw in a double fistful of black magic, and shake until fiery combustion. Bring on more Brimstone Files, immediately.” —Andrew Post, author of Aftertaste

“Deliciously uncomfortable, wonderfully gritty, and a worthy successor to the occult detectives of old.”—Brian Keene, author of The Complex
ISBNs: 9781597809030 978-1-59780-903-0 Title: hex-rated category:FIC 
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