Buy the Kindle edition of THE BLACKENING OF FLESH for only $2.99

I’ll be signing copies of THE BLACKENING OF FLESH at The Harp & Fiddle on Halloween Eve, but if you’re not from the Chicago area and prefer to read on your device, I have killer news for you: THE BLACKENING OF FLESH is now on sale for Kindle. Just $2.99, but … for a limited time only, just like the ad says:


But since you can’t judge a book by its cover … what about it’s cover matter?

It’s June 1984. Jared Dix just graduated from Brickton High School, where he never fit in and never had any friends. He doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, but is content, in his first summer of freedom, to be a delivery boy for Isringhausen’s Pharmacy.

Then he meets Monica, a slightly older college girl who is fascinated with his house because of its dark history.

Fifty-four years earlier, the Dix house was the site of a grisly massacre in which the Capone Gang wiped out the Cerutti Mob, a rival in the bootlegging game. It was a crime unknown to the history books until Monica puts the pieces together for a college paper. She never saw the inside of the house, though, until she meets Jared, who lets her in.

But then Jared’s brother, sister, and parents start acting not themselves, and strange bruises emerge on their skin that don’t look like bruises at all. It is then that Jared finds that a bloody chapter of local history is creeping into the present, and its up to him to make sure it doesn’t go any further.

The pharmacy that inspired Isringhausen’s in THE BLACKENING OF FLESH is now The Harp & Fiddle in Park Ridge, so it’ll be a bit of a homecoming for young Mr. Dix come Sunday, October 30th, the eve of Halloween.

From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., I’ll be reading a short passage from the book, and I’ll be joined by Cynthia Pelayo, author of the International Latino Book Award-winning novel SANTA MUERTE and its sequel, THE MISSING, from which she’ll be reading that night, too. It’s a free event, but bring money for food and drinks, and of course, a little extra for books.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

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