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Go Down Hard by Craig Faustus BuckGO DOWN HARD is a hard-boiled, character-driven mystery that takes readers on a noir romp through the worlds of aging rock-and-rollers, live Internet sex shows, abusive psychiatrists, Slavic mobsters, child molesters, emotional betrayal, deceit, arson, murder and estate planning. As an unpublished MS, it was awarded First Runner Up for the Claymore Award at Killer Nashville. (Brash Books, May 5, 2015)

“A spirited mix of noir homage and hard-boiled spoof, and Craig Faustus Buck gets the proportions just right. Sexy, tough and comic — and often all three at once.”
T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of “Laguna Heat” and “The Full Measure”

“A pleasure. Buck gives us a wisecracking freelance writer, a delectable female cop, detestable bad guys, and a plot with excitement that builds to the end.”
Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of “Butcher’s Boy” and “A String of Beads”

GO DOWN HARD is available from Amazon.


“A neo-noir carnival ride!”
W.L. Ripley, author of “Storme Warning”


Craig Faustus Buck is an Anthony-award nominated author and screenwriter. His works: include two #1 NYT nonfiction bestsellers, an Oscar-nominated short film, and the miniseries V: The Final Battle. His indie feature, Smuggling for Gandhi, is scheduled for production in 2016. He lives in LA where noir was born.