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On the Set: The Devil’s Country

The drunk’s name is Chuck. Purporting to be retired from the film industry, Chuck is at the end of the bar, just out of frame, rambling on about how we’re all a bunch of amateurs, with our lights and our cameras and our director, the latter telling everyone where to go and what to do like he’s oh, I don’t know, directing. Every so often, Chuck slaps the scarred wood surface of the bar to make his point, almost knocking over his mug of beer. Other times, he argues with people who aren’t there, a natural hazard for someone who views a 12-pack as part of their minimum daily requirements, emphasis on minimum.

The glam life, this movie making. Continue reading

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Early Review – The Devil’s Country

Nice words from the Library Journal for my new thriller The Devil’s Country.

“Hunsicker’s latest introduces a sympathetic hero who struggles with his own demons as much as he strives to solve the crime at hand.” Library Journal

The full review will post later this month.

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The Devil’s Country – Advance Reading Copies

devilscountryarcsLike clouds gathering before a storm, the appearance of advance reading copies signifies the finished book is nearing publication, in this case March of 2017.

Set amid the badlands of West Texas, the story revolves around an ex-Texas Ranger distraught over the murder of his family. When he’s accused of a similar crime, he must overcome his grief and find those responsible in order to clear his name.

So just who is the devil in the barren country of West Texas? Pre-order a copy now so you’ll be the first to know!

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Filming promos for the new book.

Thanks to my wonderful publisher, I’m in LA, filming promos for my seventh thriller, THE DEVIL’S COUNTRY. (March 2017; Thomas & Mercer) 

Amazing how hard it is to talk coherently when someone is videoing you.

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It never gets old.

Author’s copies  of my sixth thriller arrived today. THE GRID, available August 25, 2015, wherever books are sold. 

 

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The Grid – Available August 2015

  

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In today’s episode, THE CONTRACTORS is compared to Quentin Tarantino.

ContractorsFrom BookReporter.com (Feb. 7, 2014)

“THE CONTRACTORS reads like a treatment for a new Quentin Tarantino film, full of quirky — and dangerous — characters, twists and turns, and enough action to fill another two or three books. The experience of reading it is akin to sitting in a dark closet while someone opens the door at irregular intervals and lobs flashbang grenades inside. That’s a compliment, in case you’re in doubt.”

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February 10, 2014 · 2:02 pm

The Dallas Morning News weighs in on THE CONTRACTORS

From The Dallas Morning News (Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014):

“Hunsicker artfully uses Dallas as a realistic backdrop for much of the action in The Contractors. As a fourth-generation Dallasite, the writer knows his city intimately — but this isn’t the Dallas you see on Dallas. This is the rough-edged side of Big D, the land of narcocorridas, rednecks and cash-only transactions. It’s the less-pleasant face of the city, one that can be neatly masked behind the walls of an ordinary house on an innocent-appearing residential street in Casa Linda.”

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Starred review for THE CONTRACTORS

ContractorsFrom Publishers Weekly:

“Hunsicker’s first standalone packs a mean wallop. . . Helping to make this a standout are perfectly drawn characters, nifty surprises, and a frightening portrayal of the federal government’s poorly monitored use and funding of “contractors” who are heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Hunsicker, author of the Lee Henry Oswald PI series, has crafted a truly chilling thriller.”

Read the full review here.

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Dallas Noir

DallasNoirMy short story, The Stickup Girl, has been selected for Akashic Books’ upcoming Dallas Noir anthology, edited by David Hale Smith.  Other contributors include PEN/Hemingway award winner Ben Fountain; Matt Bondurant, author of The Wettest County in the World; executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America Daniel J. Hale; and Suzanne Frank, director of Southern Methodist University’s CAPE creative writing program.  Pub date: November 2013.  Available for pre-order now.

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July 9, 2013 · 7:16 am