Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon

Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon by Ralph Dennis

The compelling fourth novel by Ralph Dennis in his brilliant, 1970s-era Hardman series.

Jim Hardman was an Atlanta cop until he was wrongly accused of corruption and thrown off the force. Now he 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. 

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.  It’s fast work for Hardman, but she’s gunned down minutes after he finds her. To hunt her killer, Hardman and Hump Evans take a deep dive into a bottomless cesspool of vice and greed that could drown them.

This new edition includes an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, author of the Hap & Leonard novels, and an afterword by Paul Bishop, author and retired LAPD homicide detective.


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The War Heist – Coming in 2019

The War Heist – Coming in 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 – Coming Soon

Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon

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 – Coming Soon

The Golden Girl and All – Coming Soon

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The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Coming Soon

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Reviews For Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon

Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon 5.0

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

Joe Lansdale

Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon 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

Pimp for the Dead – Coming Soon 5.0

Among the best series books around

Philadelphia Daily News