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Snitch Jacket

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
"Everyone knows that California sunshine is the world's loneliest light," says Benny, who inhabits an underworld of desperados and grotesques and spends much of his free time at the Greasy Tuesday, a squalid, southern California neighborhood dive teeming with local legends.

One night, one of these legends walks through the door: Gus "Mad Dog" Miller, a huge, tattoo-laden Vietnam vet who sports a necklace of severed ears and whose job at the Greasy Tuesday is "to keep the riffraff out." "But everyone's riffraff here," Benny protests. But Benny, our morally ambiguous hero, soon finds himself transfixed by this twisted Falstaffian personality, and six months later Benny is arrested on suspicion of double murder.

Combining elements of classic noir, dark comedy, and a misfit's memoir reminiscent of "Notes from the Underground," Christopher Goffard, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, brings life to the darker side of westcoast counter-culture in a literary crime novel that will be a delight for fans of Elmore Leonard, the Coen brothers, Carl Hiassen, D.B.C. Pierre, and Charles Bukowski.

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Hardback Editions

September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
ISBN: 1-58567-954-2 / 978-1-58567-954-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook/Rookery
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February 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
ISBN: 1-84655-013-0 / 978-1-84655-013-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
ISBN: 1-58567-966-6 / 978-1-58567-966-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
ISBN: 0-09-950139-2 / 978-0-09-950139-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Snitch Jacket
Author(s): Christopher Goffard
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA