"Provocative and crisp...the stories in Mojave Crime move with the velocity of a dust devil..." - Louise Mathias, author of The Traps
"A desert cult classic..." - L.I. Henley, author of The Whole Night Through
"In the unforgiving topography of these stories beats the dirty little heart of us all...tight and fast as a bullet from a .45..." - Jonathan Maule, author of Dog Star
Homestead cabins fly in formation. A private eye wakes up at a motel with his gun missing-in-action. A biker’s secret takes the shape of a desert raven. Lost and damaged souls walk across an isolated, high desert landscape. Bullets fly and the knives are out. In old cars and dark bars, men and women struggle to find something – anything – to hang onto.
Mojave Crime collects 50 “micro” crime fiction vignettes by Twentynine Palms writer Benjamin Goulet. In short bursts of action, dialogue and violence, each piece is a mini-gem of high desert noir. In the annals of Southern California writing, there’s nothing quite like it.