The real story of the capital's casinos. Starring, in no particular order, roulette, blackjack, chemin-de-fer, baccarat, punto-banco, poker, robbery of every shape and size, whoring, addiction,... More > sudden death, the lovely town of London, and lots of laughs. Laughing only stops when somebody gets killed. Meet the French Connection, the Cockney Frog, Golden Bollocks, Hashish, Lily the Pimp, the Dutch Girl, the Fat Man, Nick the Greek, Spanish *****, two pretty girls in an open sports car plying their trade in Curzon Street (an early example of buy one get one free), and the Mad Irishman. Not to mention Lewis Carroll, Augustus John and Salvador Dali (how did they get in here?). Take a walk on the sorry side of town. You might even wish that you'd been there with me. If you're a nice person I might even wish you'd been there too.
Laissez les bons temps rouler.< Less
The Story of London Casinos from early days to the present time. Murder, robbery, addiction, whoring, bankruptcy, all the usual stuff. I was a croupier and a casino manager. Walk with me through the... More > graveyards and the retirement homes. You might even wish you'd been there with me, yesterday when I was young and the good times rolled. If you're old and rich all of London will be at your feet again. Curzon Street, Park Lane, Knightsbridge Green, Carlton House Terrace, Berkeley Square, Hamilton Place, will all come back to life. You might even remember the pretty girls who cruised Curzon Street in a sports car with the hood down until the local pimps threatened to kill them with razors. You might even remember fixing a price and following them back to their Belgravia flat. I'll keep quiet if you do. You can trust me. I'm a croupier.< Less
Originally published as “Tales of Lust, Hate and Despair)
Samuel Lee has known three days of freedom in the last eighteen years. Three days to come out of prison, see his daughter, settle a... More > score with the mother of his child and her dangerous new boyfriend. Finding shelter in the unlikely company of a group of prostitutes, Sam will have to challenge his friends, his family, and ultimately, himself.
Told in the tradition of the best literary noir, Low Down is a modern and gritty take on the genre. Inspired by the cinema of Akira Kurosawa and Samuel Fuller as well as the music of Tom Waits, Sage Francis, Neurosis and Marilyn Manson, it is a novel that is sure to please anyone who has ever found themselves trapped and cast aside from the world.
“Truman has an incredible ear for dialogue [...] There aren’t two pens like [his] in the writing business. – Dead End Follies.
“Bottom line is that Ian Truman is worth keeping an eye on if you aren’t already.” – Spinetingler Mag.< Less
She is a 38 year old widow and heir to 350 acres of pristine Arizona ranchland. She realizes that the repairs on the land are more then she can do by herself, she sets out to find a ranch hand to... More > help her.
He is the young athletic 6'1", 185# hitchhiker she hires. As the work progresses, more then the normal Arizona heat builds and even after work swims at the pond do little to cool off the desires that he awakens within her.
When he steps in as protector between her and the towns crooked land developer, lines are crossed and the town of Show Low, Arizona is involved in the turmoil between those who have and those who want all they can take. This is the first book in the hitchhiker series, offering a cornerstone of understanding for the man, the people surrounding him and the philosophy that drives him.< Less
Low Rent is a semi-autobiographical novel wherein TommyJ reveals his nefarious past in numerous short stories he has written in a series of letters to his new friend, a Las Vegas hooker he nicknames... More > Caribou. From shining new light upon the tumultuous times most youth face while growing up in the modern urban-American setting, to reshaping the notion of the classic rags-to-riches story, Low Rent is a stumble through the life story of a man who, despite a very extensive, very lucrative criminal career, manages to avoid ever severing time in prison. From stabbings and drug overdoses, to finding himself camping on an island with a homeless man that he has taken LSD with, Thomas Jordan takes us on a vivid stroll through his Low Rent world.< Less