Beaten to Neo-Pulp: The Bad Juju of Dallas Noir Writer Jonathan Woods
I came across the above video this morning. I know well one of its makers (our pal Hal Samples), but not its neo-noir star: Jonathan Woods, a peddler of crime fiction loaded with "violence, sex, and gonzo plot twists." His latest is a 19-story collection, Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem, due next month from New Pulp Press and set in an international hodgepodge of locales -- from Venice to Tokyo to Woods's hometown of right here. Have yet to receive or read, but the plotline provided for one story intrigues enough to merit a follow-up: "A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon to death the chairman of the Archaeology Department."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Observer's biggest stories.
- Dallas Police Chief David Brown Loses a Right-Hand Man
Thu., Feb. 11, 7:00pm
Fri., Feb. 12, 8:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 2:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
- Please Don't Kill the Nanny State Yet, at Least Not in Dallas. We Need Our Nanny.
- Houston vs Dallas: How Super Bowl Performers Stack Up