What do Lucio Fulci movies, ethanol wizardry, talking familiars, the KKK, a grimoire of Satanic spells, the legacy of slavery and racism, (barely) functional alcoholism, the works of Brad and Sherry Steiger, a magical six shooter, undead bog creatures from hell, weaponized flaming skull projectiles, Alex Jones-level technoparanoia, an apocalyptic radio preacher operating out of an abandoned Wal-Mart Tire & Lube, the imminent apocalypse of Southern Oklahoma, and America’s deep and unwavering connection to the occult have in common?
Find out in The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie by Jonathan Raab.
“Magical Remingtons, Cornstalk-men, wild conspiracy theories and eldritch tomes—Raab takes the best of detective stories and weird horror to create something that celebrates the pulpiest of pulp, while examining the serious repercussions of oppression and racism in American history. The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie is a creepy, imaginative, and darkly humorous adventure.” – Christopher Slatsky, author of Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales
“It’s all-too-easy for fun stories to sound brainless, or for smart stories to come off as dry. With The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie, Jonathan Raab walks that tightrope, keeping the humor sharp, the action pulpy, the stakes human, and the weirdness weird, without ever stumbling on one side or the other. A rare gift indeed.” – Orrin Grey, author of Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts