ACCLAIMED NOVELIST JIM NESBITT TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF NEW NOVEL,
“THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER” AT HIGH COTTON ARTS CENTER IN ATHENS:
Nesbitt will autograph and discuss The Right Wrong Number
at High Cotton Arts Center on February 16, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM
ATHENS, Ala. – Acclaimed novelist Jim Nesbitt will celebrate the release of his new novel, The Right Wrong Number with a launch event at High Cotton Arts Center (103 West Washington Street/Athens, AL 35611) on February 16, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM. The event, part of the Athens Arts League’s “Listening Lounge” series, will feature readings from The Right Wrong Number and a book signing. Fellow Athens author and humor columnist Jerry Barksdale will serve as emcee. The event is free and open to the public.
Nesbitt, an award-winning novelist and well-traveled correspondent, takes readers on a tour de force that races from the gleaming towers of Houston to the stark desert mountains of the Texas Big Bend country and northern Mexico in The Right Wrong Number. Gritty and remorseless, hard-hitting and hard-boiled, The Right Wrong Number features an indelible protagonist, Dallas private eye Ed Earl Burch. He’s smart, tough, profane and reckless: Ed Earl Burch is nobody’s hero—and nobody’s fool.
About The Right Wrong Number: When the phone rings long after midnight, it spells trouble of the lethal kind for Ed Earl Burch. A cashiered homicide detective with bad knees, a wounded liver and an empty bank account, Burch has been hired to protect an old flame after the disappearance of her husband, a high-flying Houston financier who ripped off his clients, including some deeply unsavory gentlemen from New Orleans. It’s a simple job that goes wrong fast, plunging Burch into a ruthless contest where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Money and sex— twin temptations served up by the old flame, a rangy strawberry blonde with a violent temper and a terminal knack for larceny and betrayal—tempt Burch to break his own rules. But when his best friend gets murdered by hired muscle in Dallas, Burch blames himself and grimly sets out for vengeance.
Bristling with relentless action, a pulse-racer of a plot, a solid storyline, and a colorful cast of characters, The Right Wrong Number is hard-boiled detective fiction at its finest. With his pitch-perfect voice and keen eye for detail, Jim Nesbitt uses the skills honed over decades of deadline journalism to create an extraordinary story centered on a protagonist like no other: the deeply flawed but wildly compelling Ed Earl Burch.
About the author: For more than 30 years, Jim Nesbitt chased presidential candidates, hurricanes, earthquakes, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, neo-Nazis and nuns as a roving correspondent for newspapers and wire services across the country. Also the author of The Last Second Chance, Nesbitt lives in Athens, Alabama. Visit Jim Nesbitt online at: www.jimnesbitthardboiledbooks.com.
Nesbitt has received high praise, including:
“Nesbitt channels the lyricism of James Crumley, the twisted kick of Jim Thompson, and the cold, dark heart of Mickey Spillane.” – Jayne Loader, author of Wild America
“If Chandler’s noir was a neon sign in the LA sunset, Nesbitt’s noir is the Shiner Bock sign buzzing outside the last honky-tonk you’ll hit before the long drive to the next one. Roll down the window; it’s a hot night. It’s a fast ride.”
– James Lileks, author of The Casablanca Tango
“In Burch, Nesbitt has created a more angst-ridden and bad-ass version of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch and a Tex-Mex landscape much meaner than the streets of LA.” –Bob Morris, Edgar Award nominee and author of Baja Florida
The Right Wrong Number will be published in trade paper (ISBN: 978-0-9983294-0-6, 308 pages, $14.99) and eBook (ISBN: 978-0-9983294-1-3, $4.99) editions and available nationwide in February, 2017. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Jim Nesbitt or The Right Wrong Number are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org