Cover art reveal!

Behold the cover art for my next crime novel, COLD CUTS, which is slated to come out May 1 in ebook and trade paperback.

COLD CUTS is a taut, funny story about low-level criminals who start smuggling bologna across the Mexican border.

That's right, bologna.

Certain bologna that's made south of the border is considered a delicacy, but it's against the law to bring it into the United States. A cult following has grown up around Mexican bologna, and customers will pay high prices to get their hands on it. Those are facts, and you can find news reports about smugglers getting busted with trunks full of bologna. Just the sort of jumping-off place I love.

Enter Lucky Flanagan, who is recruited to bring loads of bologna across the border, and a cast of hard-luck characters who aren't exactly what they seem. The stakes climb higher, until it all comes to a head during a crashing Albuquerque thunderstorm.

The cover was put together by my wife, Kelly, with me standing over her shoulder shouting suggestions the whole time. We've been married 34 years.

Here's what early readers are saying about COLD CUTS:

"Leaner than quality deli meat, COLD CUTS follows the whitest man in New Mexico, Lucky Flanagan, as he attempts to win back the love of his life by becoming a smuggler," says award-winning author Bill Fitzhugh.

Edgar Award-winning author Charlie Price says, "COLD CUTS adds another jewel to Steve Brewer's crown as the King of Crime Comedy."

I'll announce bookstore appearances, etc., as the publication date draws closer.

Happy reading!

1 comment:

mmtz said...

I hope your research for the book included tasting the subject matter. Looking forward to reading more of your baloney. ;-)