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

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A killer-for-hire retribution for a man murdered for uncovering small-town corruption...and justice for another man on death row, falsely convicted of raping and murdering a child.

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The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues

Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses...and counting. The 12th and final book in the series.

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The Last of the Armageddon Wars

The Last of the Armageddon Wars

The Man, the "Black Godfather" of Atlanta, wants Hardman to find out who is killing his crew before a gang war erupts. The 11th book in the legendary series.

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Hump’s First Case

Hump’s First Case

In the 10th novel in the series, Hardman refuses to help a couple find their daughter, a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder, but Hump takes the case, putting their partnership in jeopardy.

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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