Crime Time’s Woody Haut’s first novel, Cry for a Nickel, Die for a Dime, is a classic LA crime novel with a difference – it’s written by a modern master of noir and suspense. Author of three non-fiction classics, Haut has turned his hand to fiction, and the results are impressive: “Strap yourself in as Haut’s imagination takes you to Los Angeles circa 1960 – where the streets are teeming with jazz, celebrities, hoodlums, popping flashbulbs, and wild secret histories. Cry for a Nickel, Die for a Dime is as haunting as a fever dream, yet crisp as a black-and-white tabloid crime scene pic. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”

– Duane Swierczynski, Anthony and Shamus Award-winning author of Canary

“If Weegee had set aside his camera in favour of a beat-up old Underwood, this is pretty much what the result would have been like – raw and up close, but off-centre just the same, the threat of violence exploding from the shadows. Nobody does noir like Woody Haut – and don’t you fucking dare say otherwise.”

– John Harvey, recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing

The proceeds from Concord ePress books are split evenly between the author and the Concord Free Press, the revolutionary publisher that gives away all of its books, asking only that readers be good people – inspiring more than $420,000 in generosity around the world.

Cry for a Nickel is published by Concord ePress

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