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Anthony Neil Smith


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Because Lydia didn't have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life. But the beating turns to murder, and the murder into lust and desperation between Lydia and an underworld clean-up man. Meanwhile, overgrown frat boy car thieves take up cop killing as a side hobby. When these paths cross, a horror show of violence unfolds as they all slide into a hell of their own design, surrounded by the neon and noise of the casino strip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Violent, vivid, life at hyper-speed.

Psychosomatic is the debut novel from Anthony Neil Smith and it is a noir nightmare that asks how much is too much in a relationship, and what is the cost of leaving?


"The darkest song I've ever read" -Ken Bruen, bestselling author of the Jack Taylor series

"Anthony Neil Smith takes hardboiled, crunches it, peels back the shell, and finishes it off with a flamethrower. You were warned." -Sean Doolittle, author of Safer and The Cleanup

Down & Out Books, 9781946502254, 262pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2017