Love You to a Pulp by C.S. DeWildt by CS DeWildt

Next up from All Due Respect Books is one of the wildest PI books we’ve ever come across. No cozy, mystery-solving kittens or silly old British women here.

Love You to a Pulp by CS DeWildt is one strange trip through the Kentucky countryside with a glue-sniffing, skull-cracking, squirrel-hunting detective by the name of Neil Chambers.

When Chambers is approached by a father who wants to get back his (adult) daughter, he takes the skeptic’s view of the case. But he has no idea the chaotic fever dream that he’s about to stumble into. Vicious rednecks, more vicious rich people, crooked sheriffs–Neil will fight them all. Fuck solving the case, this is about survival.

“DeWildt stands alone as a wicked wizard of crime fiction. Love You to a Pulp serves up heart and depravity in equal portions. Bold, brash, and completely original.” — Tom Pitts, author of Hustle

“Chris DeWildt is the first honest-to-God heir apparent I’ve read to the rural noir master Jim Thompson.” — Joe Clifford, author of Lamentation

“Dewildt has a tendency to drag his characters, as well as his avid readers, through the most despicable of circumstances, yet with Love You To A Pulp, that tradition lets a little redemption seep in through the cracks. A balance Dewildt handles like a pro. This book is full of masterful imagery from a provocative author at the top of his game, piled high on a bullet-train of violence that demands that once you start watching, you don’t look away.” — Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain

Buy Love You to a Pulp by C.S. DeWildt

About the Author

CS DeWildt

CS DeWildt’s Love You to a Pulp will be published by All Due Respect Books in February 2015. DeWildt's books include Candy & Cigarettes, Dead Animals, and The Louisville Problem and are available at He lives with his wife and kids in the American Southwest.


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  4. New review up today: C.S. DeWildt writes a sick rural noir in Kill ‘Em With Kindness, no surprise given the strength of his previous release Love You to a Pulp.

    The narrative blazes through the rural backwoods of Horton burning down churches and meting out vengeance on more than a few good ol’ boys—some who deserve it, some who don’t. And as with DeWildt’s previous work, the writing includes special twists of imagery: “Chief rubbed his thumb and forefinger on the end of his sheathed baton. Turning and pinching it like a whore’s nipple.”

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