Atlanta Deathwatch

Atlanta Deathwatch by Ralph Dennis

The first novel in the unforgettable, long lost series by Ralph Dennis is finally back in print… after being coveted for years by collectors of the very best in hardboiled fiction.

It’s Atlanta, 1974. Ex-cop Jim Hardman works as an unlicensed PI, trouble-shooter and bodyguard…often partnered with his drinking buddy Hump Evans, a black, ex-NFL player who supports his playboy lifestyle by working as hired muscle.

Hardman is hired by The Man, a black mobster, to investigate the murder of his white girlfriend, a college student. It’s a case that plunges Hardman and Evans into the center of a violent street war that stretches from Atlanta’s seedy back alleys to the marbled corridors of power.

This new edition includes an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hap & Leonard series of crime novels.

 


Books by Ralph Dennis

Dust in the Heart – Coming in January

Dust in the Heart – Coming in January

There's a killer stalking children in a small, North Carolina town...and the only one who can stop him is the local Sheriff, a man crippled physically and emotionally by a war that he's still fighting within himself. The haunting, powerful new thriller by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series of crime novels

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The Spy in a Box – Coming in December

The Spy in a Box – Coming in December

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The Broken Fixer

The Broken Fixer

Vince Gorman is a ruthless lawyer with flexible morality who makes problems go away for a big Atlanta developer... but his life is crumbling all around him.

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A Talent for Killing

A Talent for Killing

Kane was a top CIA assassin. The Agency wiped his memory & but his talent for killing has returned with a vengeance...for anybody who can pay his price.

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Reviews For Atlanta Deathwatch

Atlanta Deathwatch 5.0

His prose was muscular, swift and highly readable. Like Chandler and Hammett before him, Dennis was trying to do something different with what was thought of as throwaway literature.

Joe R. Lansdale, from his introduction

Atlanta Deathwatch 5.0

Hard-hitting. Ralph Dennis pulls no punches in this lightning-paced crime story packed with irreverence and loads of action.

Publishers Weekly

Atlanta Deathwatch 5.0

Among the best series books around. The dialogue is marvelously realistic.

Philadelphia Daily News

Atlanta Deathwatch 5.0

Ralph Dennis is an underappreciated master. His Hardman series is one of the finest in the P.I. genre.

Robert Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America

Atlanta Deathwatch 5.0

The Hardman books are by far the best of the men’s action-adventure series.

Mother Jones Magazine