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If only he hadn’t found the hat. Or the dead guy. Or the steamer trunk. Or the rag doll. If only he hadn’t found any of these things, everything might have been okay. But he had found them. All of them.

Now Carson Halliday is on the run, trying his damnedest to keep one step ahead of a dangerous gang of outlaws and mad men. A run leading him from town to town in the dry wasteland of the southern New Mexico desert, over dark hills and dangerous plains, through shantytowns and city streets, and, most frightening of all, into the mysterious depths of the human heart.

TO LATE TO CALL TEXAS is available from Amazon.


“A powerful and good writer… someone who’s been through hell and come out, I hope, the other side.” —Neil Gaiman

“Trent Zelazny’s work is as powerful as a .45 slug and as memorable and pleasing as a scar obtained during feverish sexual activity. One of the best of the new breed of writers.” —Joe R. Lansdale

“Trent Zelazny has already begun to carve out his own genre niche. He’s got the right stuff to make fiction both engrossing and literate.” —Tom Piccirilli

“I wouldn’t have missed this story for the world. You shouldn’t either.” —Billie Sue Mosiman

“Zelazny may well be the rightful heir to the dark landscape of fiction perfected by Cornell Woolrich–yes, he’s that good.” —Martin Reaves

“Trent Zelazny is the best hard-boiled noir writer of this generation!” —Sarah L. Covert, editor or She Never Slept

“Some people write from the heart, but Trent Zelazny leaves his blood on the page.”
—Erin Underwood, Underwords


Trent Zelazny is the Nightmare Award-winning author of To Sleep Gently, Destination Unknown, Fractal Despondency, Shadowboxer, The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, A Crack in Melancholy Time, and Butterfly Potion. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has lived in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Florida. He also loves NBA basketball.

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