Down Among the Jocks

Down Among the Jocks 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

Working for the Man – Coming in March

Working for the Man – Coming in March

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Murder is Not an Odd Job – Coming in February

Murder is Not an Odd Job – Coming in February

In their sixth adventure, Hardman and Hump step into the middle of a bar fight and stumbles into a deadly but lucrative job -- protecting a guy who is next-in-line for a massive inheritance from being murdered by professional assassins.

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Atlanta Deathwatch – Audiobook

Atlanta Deathwatch – Audiobook

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Down Among the Jocks

Down Among the Jocks

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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Reviews For Down Among the Jocks

Down Among the Jocks 5.0

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

Joe Lansdale

Down Among the Jocks 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 5.0

Among the best series books around.

Philadelphia Daily News