By Victor Gischler
(Tyrus Books, Hardcover, 9781935562016, 256pp.)
Publication Date: April 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Coyote Crossing is a dusty little sh*thole town in western Oklahoma. A sleepy little pit stop for truckers, not a lot going on. So a dead body in the middle of the street at midnight is quite an event. The chief of police wants all hands on deck, so he calls Toby Sawyer to come babysit the body.
Toby doesn’t have a lot going for him. Twenty-five, a couple of years of junior college, married to a girl he got pregnant and living in a trailer on the edge of town. He’s working part time for the police department, hoping the budget comes through and they can put him on full time, so he can get health benefits. His wife is a waitress at a little crap diner near the railroad tracks. When he gets the call about the dead body, he pins his tin star to his Weezer t-shirt, slips into a pair of sweatpants and grabs his revolver.
Victor Gischler is the author of five novels, including Gun Monkeys, Shotgun Opera, and Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse.
"[s]olid noir from Gischler."-Publishers Weekly
"Make no mistake: this sh*t is just as fast and funny as what we’ve come to expect from the man who gave us such classics as Pistol Poets and Shotgun Opera; it’s just that this time out it hurts more, the characters dig under a couple more layers of your skin. The Deputy is Victor Gischler’s finest book to date, and you better f*cking believe that’s f*cking saying something."-BSC Reviews
Victor Gischler is the author of 6 novels including the Edgar Award nominated GUN MONKEYS (Best First Novel), Anthony Award finalist SHOTGUN OPERA, and GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE. He earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi.