Eli Cranor Ozark Dogs

About the author:

Eli Cranor lives and writes from the banks of Arkansas’s Lake Dardanelle. His work has won the Greensboro Review’s Robert Watson Literary Prize and has been featured in Missouri Review, the Oxford American, and others. Cranor also pens a weekly column, “Where I’m Writing From,” for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a monthly craft column, “Shop Talk,” at CrimeReads. His acclaimed debut novel, Don’t Know Tough, won the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest.

About the book:

Eli Cranor’s Ozark Dogs is a Southern noir thriller about a decades-old blood feud between two families in a small Arkansas town. After his son is convicted of capital murder, Vietnam War veteran Jeremiah Fitzjurls takes over the care of his teenage granddaughter, Joanna, raising her with as much warmth as can be found in an Arkansas junkyard. He teaches her how to shoot and fight, but when she goes missing, Jeremiah fears that the dreaded Ledfords, fanatical white supremacists and notorious meth dealers, have finally come to collect a long-overdue debt.