HELL ON CHURCH STREET
WINNER OF THE 2016 Prix Mystère de la Critique
Geoffrey Webb is a natural born con man who talks his way into a cushy job as the youth minister at a small Baptist church in Arkansas. He gets free housing, a steady paycheck, and he doesn’t have to work very hard. His only mistake is to begin an affair with the preacher’s teenage daughter. When a corrupt local sheriff named Doolittle Norris finds out about Webb’s relationship with the girl, Webb’s easy life starts to fall apart. Sheriff Norris, backed by his family of psychotic hillbillies, forces Webb into a deadly scheme to embezzle money from the church. What the Norris clan doesn’t understand, however, is that Geoffrey Webb has brutal plans of his own.
Philippe Blanchet, ROLLING STONE
One of the rare novels that actually deserves the over-used comparison to Jim Thompson.
Cullen Gallagher, THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
HELL ON CHURCH STREET has to be one of the best noir novels of recent years, an instant classic...
Jason Starr, author of TWISTED CITY and HARD FEELINGS