Monday, August 4, 2014

Giveaway: The Jones Men by Vern E. Smith

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We have a Rafflecopter giveaway for The Jones Men, by Vern E. Smith. It’s a giveaway that’s part of a tour hosted by Partners In Crime Tours.

Originally published in 1974, The Jones Men is an Edgar Award nominated crime novel, and this is the 40th anniversary edition for the book.


Here’s the book’s description:

DETROIT, 1974

To become the King, you have to take the crown. It won't be given up lightly. Heroin kingpin, Willis McDaniel, has been wearing that particular piece of jewelry for far too long, and youngblood, Lennie Jack, thinks it would look really good on his head. When a junkie tells Jack about a big delivery, the young Vietnam vet makes his move. Feeling his empire crumble, McDaniel puts the word out to find whoever's responsible. The hunt is on, the battle is engaged, and the streets of Detroit run red with blood.

In 1974 Vern E. Smith took the crime fiction world by storm with his debut novel, The Jones Men. Heralded as "a large accomplishment in the art of fiction" by the New York Times, The Jones Men went on to be nominated for an Edgar Award and became a New York Times Notable Book. The art of crime fiction has never been the same since.


Rosarium Publishing | May 2014 | Pages: 264

Vern Smith

About Vern Smith:  A native of Natchez, Miss., Smith is a graduate of San Francisco State University, and the Summer Program for Minority Journalists at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began his journalism career as a reporter for the Long Beach, Calif. Independent Press-Telegram.

From 1979 until 2002, Smith served as the Atlanta Bureau Chief and as a national correspondent for Newsweek.

Vern Smith's work as a journalist, author and screenwriter spans four decades.


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2 comments:

Lance Wright said...

Thanks so much for featuring this classic crime novel!

Shellie Nunn said...

Hi Lance -
It's my pleasure. I think it's a novel that some our readers would enjoy taking a look at.

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