Reviews


“Earl Javorsky’s Down to No Good is wildly original, wildly energetic, wildly funny – it’s just straight up wild, and I mean that in the best possible way.”  Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone

Down to No Good combines elements of mystery and the supernatural, with a gritty streetwise worldview involving people who, for the most part, you would not want to know but would very much want to watch. . . . (Should be) an ongoing Netflix series.” John Hartlaub, Bookreporter

The book is killer. I like this one even better in the first. Terrific work. Down to No Good begins with the central character dead and then brings him back to life to face a very bad day. That’s Earl Javorsky’s world: mind-boggling, dark, hilarious, and unforgettable. If you haven’t read him, well, it’s your own fault.Tim Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty series

“. . . a violent, funny, surprisingly touching adventure/PI narrative.Gabino Iglesias, author of Zero Saints

Down to No Good is a darkly comic, gonzo noir PI tale that kept me turning the pages and laughing out loud. Drug-addicted, supernaturally blessed/cursed private detective Charlie Miner is an entertaining character, a kind of Hunter S. Thompson injected with a dose of Neil Gaiman-style mythology–readers just have to see what he’s going to do next.” Cate Holahan, USA Today Best Selling Author of The Widower’s Wife and Lies She Told

“I very much enjoyed Down Solo. You seem to have taken the Elmore L. path and taken it into a territory uniquely your own.” Woody Haut, author of Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction and Days of Smoke

“Down to No Good is a deep dive into the weird and wild that had me staying up far later than normal. A whacked-out thrill ride filled with psychics and cops and a drug-loving PI who just can’t stay dead. What’s not to love?” Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author

There’s no black or white distinction of good and bad in Javorsky’s Down to No Good, just different shades of grey. It’s an irreverent, rollercoaster ride of a story that takes all the familiar tropes of a pulp crime novel and turns them on their head. Great characters, electric dialogue and white-knuckle pacing—I loved it.” David Moody, author of Hater

Charlie Miner is a superhero who lost his cape shortly after his origin story. Hard boiled and wonderful, this muddy trek through the supernatural will hook you. Not recommended for the squeamish.” Liam Sweeny, author of Presiding Over the Damned

“Original and seductive reading. Earl Javorsky doesn’t do re-treads. This is a unique voice with traction.” James Ziskin, Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original and the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel  

“Earl Javorsky’s bold and unusual Down Solo blends the mysterious and the supernatural boldly and successfully. The novel is strong and haunting, a wonderful debut.” T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of Full Measure and The Famous and the Dead

“Another awesome mystery. Check it out.” James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning

“With one of the best, most compelling opening lines I’ve ever read, Earl Javorsky had me hooked from word one. And then never let me down. Down Solo is more reviving than a shot of Narcan. Read it.” Grant Jerkins, author of The Ninth Step and Done in One

“Don’t miss Earl Javorsky’s Down Solo. Kick-ass excellent writing. This guy is the real  deal” Dan Fante, author  of Point Doom 

Down Solo was simply brilliant. I loved it.”  Pam Stack, Executive Producer of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, Host of Authors on the Air

“Loved it . . . great fun!” Paul Brazill 

“This was one of the coolest novels I’ve read in a long time.” Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping

“Terrific twist on a familiar trope. Loved the dead man angle. And the daughter bit was sweet. Quick, tightly paced read, rife with humor and pathos.”  Joe Clifford, author of Lamentations 

Earl Javorsky’s Down to No Good is a wild, surreal, fast-paced ride, and an excellent new entry in this powerful series. The vivid, engaging prose hooked me on page one, and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. If you’re looking for an original, enlightening PI series for the 21st century, look no further than this one.” David Bell, author of Bring Her Home

“Earl Javorsky continues to offer up well-written and smartly told novels.  His characters are believable.  The combination of great writing, high energy, and off-the-wall plot twists made me jump at the chance to review his work again. It’s always great to find a good storyteller.” Jay Philippi, Reviewer

Just finished Down to No Good in one sitting. Not as weird (as Down Solo) but even more brilliant.”—Amazon reviewer

“(Down to No Good)…like watching a train wreck; you don’t want to be part of it but you can’t stop watching.Girl Who Reads blog

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