Two friends and a trail of bodies along the Florida coast... The despicable murder of Deuce's little brother, Taj, summons Rolson and Deuce to Jacksonville, where they must mete out justice in the most appropriate way possible: revenge. It's not safe, and it's not legal, but it's sure as hell effective. As Rolson skirts apprehension by the authorities looking for him after the bloodbath in Savannah, he's drawn into a deadly game with murderers, drug dealers, and gang members of all sorts. He'd like to shield Deuce from the pain of confronting his brother's death, but at this point, it seems utterly impossible. The closer they get to source of the decision to have Taj dumped in the swamp, the more difficult the truths become, and the harder the people that reveal them. Rolson himself feels cut in stone at this point, but even he is tested by the brutality, violence, and secrets of those who wade just beneath the surface of Jacksonville's criminal underground. 'Dirt Merchant' is an epic novel of murder, mystery, and violence, set in a modern south unlike any book most readers have encountered. It is a spellbinding portrayal of greed, friendship, betrayal, and immorality, told through the prose of one of the most compelling voices to emerge in the last few years. What People are Saying About the Rolson McKane Series: If James Lee Burke moved Dave Robicheaux's base of operations to South Georgia and muddied the mysterious waters with some supernatural force, you'd have Braddy's debut novel. I'm looking forward to what Rolson McKane--and Braddy--do next. --Amazon, 5 Stars This is not a book to pick up for a light read. It is pretty dark and deals with some of the worst of human instincts. That being said, it is REALLY good. The author has this genre nailed. The only flaw I found was a jump right at the end of the book that I really would have liked some more explanation for, but other than that, a VERY good read. --Amazon, 5 Stars An excellent debut novel. Many memorable characters weave in and out of this supernatural thriller, not the least of which is the flawed protagonist, Rolson. --Amazon, 5 Stars Love the Boogie House, already started The Devil Came Calling. Had the opportunity to hear Blake Braddy speak. Think we will be hearing a lot about this talented young man --Amazon, 5 Stars Boogie House by T. Blake Braddy is an great example of great writing. One of my pet peeves is writers that cannot un-awkwardly weave description and explanation in and out of their narrative or prose. Braddy is very, very good at doing this. I am impressed. His book is easy and quick to read, and it's very interesting. Think the South + ghosts + black speakeasies in the Prohibition era + a liberal dash of thrill horror and you get this book. --Amazon, 4 Stars A classic suspenseful, mystery thriller in the line of John Grisham and Dan Brown, with a super-natural twist and a unique perspective on the South, Boogie House is a great first novel by a thoughtful and articulate young writer. Braddy is committed to creating characters of depth via description and action, which helps propel the plot of the novel forward, capturing the reader's attention throughout and a real care for its characters. I'm looking forward to the second in the Rolson McKane series, The Devil Came Calling - can't wait to dive in! --Amazon, 5 Stars
T. Blake Braddy's novels contain a heady mix of mystery, suspense, action, and the supernatural. The Rolson McKane series is very often compared to both the TV show 'Justified' and Stephen King's 'The Shining.' The novels themselves take place in a small, southern town in Georgia, where the ghosts are more than metaphors and the mysteries are coiled like a rattlesnake in a briar patch. You can find the whole series here (https: //www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rolson+mckane) Just paste the link into your browser. Tyler grew up in small-town Georgia, and after studying journalism and English at the University of Georgia, went on to write several as-yet unpublished novels before landing on Boogie House and the idea for the Rolson McKane series. He writes mysteries, thrillers, and macabre horror novels. He's also been known to contribute to the horror site Bloody-Disgusting from time to time. When he's not writing, he can usually be found playing video games or watching UGA football. Go Dawgs! He lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife, Kate, their dogs (Brodie and Mimi) and cat (Coco). The fourth and final Rolson McKane novel, Six Feet South, will be published in 2018.