The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st by Ralph Dennis

The eighth novel in the legendary Hardman series.

Ex-cop Jim Hardman and ex-NFL player Hump Evans will do anything for a buck, short of murder. But this time, that’s exactly the service that Hardman is offering. He’s posing as a hitman in a sting being run by his only friend left on the Atlanta PD. The scam goes fatally wrong and Hardman becomes the guy with the target on his back…

This new edition includes an Afterword from author Robert J. Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America


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 The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st 5.0

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

Mystery Scene

The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st 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