by Reed Farrel Coleman
“…superior crime thriller from Shamus Award–winner Coleman…”
Once a literary wunderkind, author Kip Weiler now teaches creative writing at Brixton County Community College—a third-rate school in a rural mining town. But when he saves his class from a potential bloodbath, he is initiated by two of his students into a cult-like group that worships the essential nature of handguns, and rekindles his long-absent creative spark.
But as Weiler’s involvement with the cult deepens and the end of his novel is in sight, the lines between art and life blur until they become unrecognizable. In this church, there’s no need for red wine or wafers. In Gun Church, the blood and bodies are for real.
“… Community college teacher Kip Weiler, who was “a writer to watch” in the 1980s before drug addiction and an utter lack of self-discipline ended his career and his marriage, gets a second chance in this superior crime thriller from Shamus Award–winner Coleman (Hurt Machine and six other Moe Prager novels). When Frank Vuchovich, one of Weiler’s creative writing students, pulls a gun and holds him and the rest of the class hostage, Weiler manages to temporarily disarm Vuchovich so the others can escape. Weiler’s heroism attracts the attention of a publisher interested in reprinting his work; a sexy blonde finds a way into his bed; and another student, an unabashed fan, invites him to join a secret group that gathers to shoot guns at each other wearing protective vests. As Weiler’s new relationships progress, the line between his reality and his fiction blur. Coleman keeps readers guessing to the end.”
ALSO BY REED FARREL COLEMAN
- Onion Street (Moe Prager mystery #8)
- The Fourth Victim (Joe Serpe mystery #2)
- Hose Monkey (Joe Serpe mystery #1)
- Hurt Machine (Moe Prager mystery #7)
- Innocent Monster (Moe Prager mystery #6)
- Empty Ever After (Moe Prager mystery #5)
- Soul Patch (Moe Prager mystery #4)
- The James Deans (Moe Prager #3)
- Redemption Street (Moe Prager mystery #2)