Drawing Dead : JJ DeCeglie

Drawing Dead : JJ DeCeglie

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Dead girlfriend…check
Alcohol problem…check
Gambling debt…check 
Looming death…check

Jack Andrelli is a private eye. He’s also a booze-sodden, big-mouthed, gambling addict with a death wish. 

Haunted by the suicide of his teenage girlfriend and in hock to a gangster, Jack meets a femme fatale who offers him a case that might just solve his problems once and for all.


"Drawing Dead is a brilliant noir from one of Australia's most exciting new novelists." – Adrian McKinty, author of 'Dead I Well May Be', 'Fifty Grand', 'Falling Glass' and 'The Cold, Cold Ground'

"A terrifying portrait of a man destined to lose, Drawing Dead is at once stark and lyrical, with the ghosts of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain whispering all over the pages. Keep an eye out for JJ De Ceglie, a stunning new voice in crime fiction." – Jon Bassoff, publisher of New Pulp Press

“An impressive, memorable voice, with dark echoes of Bruen and Sallis and Ellroy. You won’t forget this book.” – Charles Ardai, publisher of Hard Case Crime

"Drawing Dead is classic pulp with some generous helpings of despair, graphic sex, and dark humor, a tight neo-noir that’s not afraid to go full-dark when it counts. If that sounds like your piping hot cuppa, dear reader, go and get yourself some." – Nerd of Noir, Spinetingler “

"J J De Ceglie's Drawing Dead is a whirlpool that drags you down into a delirious take on a classic private eye story, as told through the bleary eyes of a half-mad barfly. Smart, funny and completely addictive..” – Paul D. Brazill