Judge’s Comments

 

With a taste of noir in the storytelling, Hoochy Koochy grabbed me from the beginning with voice and action. Dialogue runs this story, which is a special interest of mine. Clipped one-liners. Snappy retorts. Guys who accept their lots in life and roll with the punches. Loved the fact this protagonist had so many flaws, yet I found myself loving him still. It’s terse, quick writing, my favorite type of prose. Minimalist with no wasted words. Yet the words used were spot on in keeping me engaged. Loved it. Really Loved it!

 

C. Hope Clark

Author of the Edisto Island & Carolina Slade Mysteries

2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award

                Silver Medal Finalist