Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019 by Ralph Dennis

Before Spenser & Hawk, Elvis Cole & Joe Pike, and Hap & Leonard, there was Jim Hardman & Hump Evans, author Ralph Dennis’ legendary 1970s PI team. They’re back in the fifth adventure in the beloved and acclaimed series that influenced generations of crime writers.

Retired pro football star Ed Cross did most of his scoring between bed posts with other player’s women, including Hump’s ex-girlfriend. That was bad enough. But, just to rub it in, Cross sends Hump an x-rated birthday skin flick of him celebrating in bed with two women. Hump goes looking for blood… and finds it. Cross is murdered and Hump becomes the prime suspect. Hardman works to clear Hump and discovers there’s plenty of murderous hate for Cross out there…from the top of the sports world to the pits of Atlanta’s illegal gambling scene… and revealing it could get them both killed.

This new edition includes an Afterword from Ben Jones, the Dukes of Hazzard actor and former U.S. Congressman from Georgia.


Books by Ralph Dennis

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019

The fifth novel in the series. Hardman works to clear Hump of a murder charge, an investigation that takes him from the top of the sports world to the pits of Atlanta's illegal gambling scene...

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The War Heist – Coming in March 2019

The War Heist – Coming in March 2019

It’s June 1940. War is raging in Europe. Winston Churchill sends Britain's wealth in gold bullion and securities to Canada for safekeeping...and a group of American soldiers intends to steal it.

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Pimp for the Dead

Pimp for the Dead

The fourth novel in the series. A small-town farmer hires Hardman to find his teenage daughter who ran off to Atlanta to become a model...and ended up a hooker. 

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The Golden Girl and All

The Golden Girl and All

The third book in the acclaimed Hardman series. Jim Hardman is hired to find Peggy Holt, a drug dealer, stripper, and serial seductress who has kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from her ex-husband.

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Reviews For Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019 5.0

Dennis wrote with assurance. His prose was muscular, swift, and highly readable.

Joe Lansdale

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019 5.0

First, let me give the Hardman series my highest recommendation. And DOWN AMONG THE JOCKS, the fifth Hardman novel, is pretty darn great.

Ed Gorman, founder of Mystery Scene Magazine

Down Among the Jocks – Coming in January 2019 5.0

Among the best series books around.

Philadelphia Daily News