I am DJ Swykert, a former 911 operator, and wolf expert.Seven books published so far. All of them holding my personality and experience in life. Click on each book below to read the first chapter
Three-Fingered Jack Davis
Three-fingered Jack Davis and Jesse James Hofstetler operate a dope house in Detroit. They sell some black tar heroin laced with carfentanyl, a drug used to tranquilize elephants, to a house full of addicts. Several of the addicts overdose and now Jack and Jesse are stuck with a number of dead bodies to deal with.
The two men aren’t evil, not in the sense of a serial killer, but under the law they have committed murder. But they also have a very human side, Jack takes in a young addict named Posie and offers her protection, and Jesse saves the life of an overdosed girl called Imogene, who goes by the name of Im. Looking for refuge they hook up with Marielle, nicknamed Hell, a prostitute who owns a house of ill repute in the neighborhood.
The lives of the five become intertwined as they are investigated by tough, but fair, Detroit homicide detective Bonnie Benham. The story proceeds through the perilous habitat of drug users, dealers and detectives to an unusual, but just, conclusion.
Meet DJ Swykert
DJ Swykert is a fiction writer living in Cincinnati. His work has appeared in The Tampa Review, Detroit News, Monarch Review, Lunch Ticket, Gravel, the NewerYork, Zodiac Review, Barbaric Yawp and Bull. His books include Children of the Enemy, Alpha Wolves, The Pool Boy’s Beatitude and The Death of Anyone. You can find him at: www.magicmasterminds.com/djswykert. He is a wolf expert.
Lastest Reviews to DJ Swykert's Books
Wow! This book is so good! I couldn’t put it down. Jack is an alcoholic. He disappoints everybody around him, especially his wife. She has had enough, and she wants a divorce.read more
Three-fingered Jack Davis and Jesse James Hofstetler operate a dope house in Detroit. They sell some black tar heroin laced with carfentanyl, a drug used to tranquilize elephants, to a house full of addicts.read more
MAGGIE ELIZABETH HARRINGTON @THE BOLD MOM'S SELECTION A review of the story of sweet Maggie Elizabeth Harringtonread more
DJ Swykert's Most Recent Invited Posts
Detroit homicide Detective Bonnie Benham has been transferred from narcotics for using more than arresting and is working the case of a killer of adolescent girls.read more
As a crime fiction reader, I’ve always been intrigued by DNA and how it is used to capture and prosecute criminals. Today, I want to welcome novelist David J. Swykert, the author of the crime novel “The death of anyone“, who has agreed to share some of his research in the field of DNA forensics.read more
I’m a BIG fan of crime novels, and I particularly love learning more about the techniques they use. I always wonder which techniques are really used in the police force, and in real life. So I’m really excited to welcome author DJ Swykert to the blog…read more
DJ Swykert's Short Stories
The email message said, “Can you really tell my fortune, Daniel?”
Fortune telling is looking at things, into things, behind things, inside things, under things, beyond things, and things that make things what they are, make them work, make them look like what they are and what they aren’t.
Why am I here?
Because I have to be somewhere.
It’s all about coincidence. Everything in this great world exists because of the accidental pulling of a cosmic trigger.