The Bastard Hand

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November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

About The Bastard Hand

Charlie Wesley is not right in the head. He’s escaped from a mental hospital up north and hitchhiked his way south, the voice of his dead brother urging him on. But when Charlie hits Memphis, the fine line between his delusions and reality shift in the form of the Reverend Phineas Childe—a hedonistic preacher bent on booze and women; a Man of God with a dark agenda. As Charlie gradually discovers his own innate supernatural power, he becomes the perfect pawn in the Reverend’s game of retribution. And the small North Mississippi town of Cuba Landing will be the setting for the Reverend’s very personal Apocalypse…

Praise for The Bastard Hand

“In the storied waking-up-into-a-nightmare pulp tradition, Heath Lowrance’s The Bastard Hand reads is a lurid thrill. You will finish it in one frenzied sitting, then feel as if you’re awakening from a red-misted trance.”
—Megan Abbott, author of Bury Me Deep

“A bastard of a good book. If you like Flannery O’Connor and Jim Thompson, you’re going to love this.”
—Allan Guthrie, author of Slammer

“Mean, tough, lurid, intense, and entirely engaging, this novel is a must read for all fans of the hardboiled genre.”
—Vincent Zandri, author of the Dick Moonlight PI thrillers

The Bastard Hand grabs you by the lapels and drags you on a wild, wild bar crawl that leaves you battered and bruised at the gates of hell. Like Jim Thompson jamming with Robert Johnson and Nick Cave on the eve of the apocalypse.”
—Paul D. Brazill, Pulp Metal Magazine