New from Capra Press:

Welcome to Vincent Calhoun’s nightmare
DEA Agent Vincent Calhoun’s luck, his suerte, has been golden. Then, on Tijuana’s Dia de los Muertos, a girl gets off a bus and Calhoun’s luck heads south with a vengeance. Noir all the way, Dia is the day all of Vincent’s past sins come for him, his own personal Day of the Dead.

"This isn’t Acapulco or Cabo, where they smile, take your money, and put you on your flight back home. Dia de los Muertos dances in the real Mexico, a world without a lifeguard, where people starve and live in fear every day of their lives. Where those bad, true dreams you’ve learned not to remember in the mornings walk up to you on the street, holding out their hands".
--Kent Anderson, author of Night Dogs and Sympathy for the Devil

"Towns along the Mexican-USA border stand like carnival funhouse mirrors, reflecting greed, evil and death in both directions. Not many American writers have looked as deeply into those mirrors as Kent Harrington does in his novel, Dia De Los Muertos. It's a wondefully smart read and just about as hard-boiled as it gets."
--James Crumley, author of Last Good Kiss and Dancing Bear

"Imagine Touch of Evil if Welles had pinned down the pedal to the floor. Take this ride".
--George Pelecanos, author of Hell to Pay and Soul Circus

Kent Harrington is a fourth generation San Franciscan. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University. He has recently returned from an extended trip to Central America and is currently working on a novel about Guatemala. He lives in Northern California with his wife.
  • Trade Edition (trade paperback): $17.95
  • Collector's Limited Edition (26 lettered and signed by Harrington and foreword contributor James Crumley) in a slipcase: $65.00


"When Kent Harrington's tremendously atmospheric thriller about a fallen DEA agent named Vincent Calhoun was first published in a limited hardcover edition in 1997, there was a flutter of film interest. Like many other readers and ravers, I was particularly looking forward to the scene where Calhoun is trying to help a very fat criminal escape from Mexico to the United States by jumping a jeep over a narrow canyon. Would Marlon Brando be paid some huge sum for a small but vital role? The film was never made -- but now, thanks to the inventive Capra Press, a new crop of paperback readers can share that priceless moment of noir imagination."
Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

Left: Kent reading at Borders, Santa Barbara, 04/22/2004. Below, foreign editions of Dia de los Muertos