Murder is Not an Odd Job

Murder is Not an Odd Job by Ralph Dennis

It’s Atlanta, 1974. Ex-cop Jim Hardman and his drinking buddy Hump Evans, an ex-NFL player, will do just about anything short of a felony to make a buck…but even that rule is flexible. 

In their sixth adventure, Hardman steps 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. But as the body count rises, and killers just keep on coming, it becomes clear to Hardman that the motive is more than money… and that he may be fighting an adversary who will never stop, even after death.  

This new edition includes an Afterword from author Cynthia Williams, who was one of Ralph Dennis’ students.


Books by Ralph Dennis

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

Hardman & Hump try to collect on a friendly one-dollar bet and it leads them into more trouble than they could ever have imagined in the ninth book in the legendary crime series.

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The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

In third book in the acclaimed series, unlicensed PI 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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The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

Hardman goes undercover as a hitman and ends up targeted for death in the eighth book in the series.

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The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

Jim Hardman is an ex-cop who works as an unlicensed PI, troubleshooter, and bodyguard. He is hired to find the people who ripped off an illegal gambling party before a hitman does. The second novel in the unforgettable series by Ralph Dennis. Performed by Shawn Compton.

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Reviews For Murder is Not an Odd Job

Murder is Not an Odd Job 5.0

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

Mother Jones Magazine

Murder is Not an Odd Job 5.0

Ralph Dennis has mastered the genre
and supplied top entertainment.

New York Times

Murder is Not an Odd Job 5.0

Among the best series books around.

Philadelphia Daily News

Murder is Not an Odd Job 5.0

Exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose, and a glimpse into a place and time that has long since disappeared.

Mystery Scene

Murder is Not an Odd Job 5.0

Dennis may not have made literature of Hardman, but he damn sure touched on it more than a time or two.

Joe R. Lansdale