A collection of southern-fried crime stories from Eryk Pruitt, one of the best new crime fiction writers working today. Townies, and Other Tales of Southern Mischief collects, for the first time, Pruitt's short fiction in a single volume.
If you are unfamiliar with Eryk Pruitt’s novels, this collection of his short fiction will provide you with an excellent introduction to the heart of his exquisite southern darkness ...If, however, your familiarity with such works as Hashtag and What We Recon has led you to this book, you will find your choice more than rewarded ... Such is Pruitt’s talent that within a few pages, he can deliver a tacit literary nod to the classic EC crime comics and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment ... the stories you find in Townies are as real as they can get.
There are people who write stories and then there are storytellers ... Eryk Pruitt proves that he is one of these modern-day storytellers ... His captivating characters and unique style bring his stories to a different, primal level that makes reading them a joy. Readers that enjoy the stylings of Joe Lansdale will now have another must-read author on their list.