From the same folks who brought you the Anthony Award-winning anthology Murder Under the Oaks, Down & Out Books slings a slang-rich novella from Absolutely*Kate Pilarcik that has tongues wagging around noir shadows. What’s the hubbub, bub?
THE DAMP FEDORA introduces 1940’s detective Nelle Callahan, gal gumshoe with gumption, with a case that struts its stuff like the breeze off a good Narragansett sail. Brisk. Brash. Knowing where the wind’s coming from, and yet … wondering. Nelle’s job? Cut through some slick con’s shadow, lift a corner of chintz off the mist, let some truth shine in for the chippies and the chopper squad — you know — menfolk who measure themselves by how big their tommy guns really are.
I’m diving into it right now and I can say there’s nothing out there quite like it. Fans of the genre will get a kick out of the style as Nelle sashays around the town. Check out the deets here and tell ’em I sent you.