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Blurbs for the back cover of my forthcoming novel that you’re already sick of hearing about CROOKED LITTLE VEIN are coming in:

“Crooked Little Vein is perfect Warren Ellis — ruthless, unforgiving, and oddly beautifully bitterly human. Plus it’s packed with all my favorite references: porn theories, Alan Alda, seventy-one year old serial killers, and an alternate U.S. Constitution bound in alien skin. Get ready for a wonderful kick in the teeth that’ll make you lick your bloody lip with masochistic joy.”

Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate

“I think this book ate my soul. Warren Ellis has mapped out the psycho-sexual underbelly of America with a foreigner’s clarity and a lunatic’s glee. Funny, inventive and blithely appalling, this book is Dante on paint fumes.”

Joss Whedon, creator, writer and director of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series

“Warren Ellis writes like a bi-polar Raymond Chandler. Crooked Little Vein injects at least two welcome elements into the tired, clogged mystery field: a a little death and a little life. It’s also funny enough to make you shit standing.”

Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little New Yorkers

The novel’s Amazon page is here. It’s not out until July. It’s currently ranked #408 on Amazon’s sales list, and although we all know that number’s a bit artificial, it still makes me smile a bit.

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  1. Congratulations. I don’t think it’s too early to be excited about this book. I predict it will do very well, both among comic book fans and readers of contemporary fiction who are hungry for something new and strange.

    Even a cursory check of the NY Times bestseller list shows how boring the market for contemporary fiction is. You’re competing against Mitch Albom for fuck’s sake… I think it’s safe to say this book will fuck things up a bit.

  2. Rob H. Rob H.

    Blurbing Brad Meltzer is not surprising and Joss Whedon is expected, but Kinky Friedman? I’m sold.

  3. myk myk

    You had me at Warren Ellis. You completely had me at Alan Alda.

  4. James K James K

    A blurb from Kinky Friedman is just about the coolest thing ever.

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