Tough and smart at thirteen-years-old, Malcolm knew the illegal fight
game like a pro, making bets and staying alive one day at a time. But
nothing prepared him for Milkwood: a fat, ugly bastard who could take a
beating like a government mule, but never, ever won. So when Malcolm
risks his life to discover Milkwood's secret, he convinces the fighter
to stop being a punching bag and to go for broke in the local
tournament. Only problem? A beautiful woman called Lash who needs
Milkwood for her own purposes, and a fouler creature on her heels known
only as Dizzy Colt. But for Malcolm and Milkwood? Hell, it’s just
another day of Blood and Sawdust.
PRAISE FOR BLOOD AND SAWDUST!
"With wicked, playful prose that blends the best of pulp with the supernatural, Jason Ridler’s Blood and Sawdust creates an unholy, hell-raising hybrid, the kind of tale Christopher Moore and Jim Thompson might swap after a long night of drinking, trying to one-up one another with acerbic absurdity." - Joe Clifford, Author of CHOICE CUTS and JUNKIE LOVE
PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF JASON RIDLER!
“An exciting new writer." - Lucius Shepard, multiple-award-winning author of HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER
“Jason Ridler is kind of like a bull rider who’s tossed a saddle on a Tiger tank, and he’s riding that bucking sucker for all he’s worth, because, hey, no one told him that he couldn’t do it, did they? So here he is, the Man in the Barbed-Wire Straitjacket." - Norman Partridge, Award Winning Author of DARK HARVEST
“Jason Ridler’s work is intense and taut, with incredible characters and plots that keep your mind buzzing long after you’ve reached the final page." - Trent Zelazny, author of TOO LATE TO CALL TEXAS, and FRACTAL DESPONDENCY
Jay Ridler is a professional historian and writer. He is the author of the novel Death Match, the first Spar Battersea thriller, Knockouts: Ten Tales of Fantasy and Noir, and has published over fifty stories in such magazines and anthologies as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Brain Harvest, Not One of Us, Chilling Tales, Tesseracts Thirteen, and more. His popular non-fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Dark Scribe, and the Internet Review of Science Fiction.
A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.