When it comes to depicting lowlifes in bad circumstances, few do it as well as Tom Pitts. We’re happy to have his latest novel, Hustle, in as well as as his novella, Piggyback, back in stock. This little gem from Shotgun Honey proves his strength in dialogue and a punchy twists.
“You got a freezer. Part the fucker out. Every week or so you slip a foot or a hand in with the trash. Right in there with the coffee grounds and the other rank shit.”
“No good. Problem with that is you end up with maybe fifteen chances of gettin’ caught. It raises the odds, man. No, we gotta get rid of this fuck in one go. I gotta figure out how to do this, like, tonight. We can’t be sitting around cuttin’ him up and treating him like last week’s leftovers.”
“We? You mean you. I didn’t kill the guy. I wasn’t even here.”
“You’re here now, aren’t you? That’s enough. I didn’t call you over to fuckin’ complain about my predicament, I called for help.”