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
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The Death of Anyone by DJ Swykert November 28, 2017 Darque Dreamer Reads Book Title: The Death of Anyone Book Author: DJ Swykert Page Count: 222 Publishing Date: February 23rd, 2013 Publisher: Melange Books Date Read: November 18th, 2017 Synopsis: Detroit homicide...read more
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
DJ Swykert's Most Recent Invited Posts
Guest Post: DJ Swykert December 9, 2016 / spines in a line Author DJ Swykert is here today to talk about Familial DNA, which plays a major role in his latest crime novel. Below, he talks about how his work as a 911 operator and a case of an infamous serial killer...read more
For today’s Saturday Shoutout I have a totally fascinating guest post from author D. J. Swykert. Unique DNA Search Catches the Grim Sleeper The underlying theme in The Death of Anyone, Melange Books, poses the Machiavellian question: Does the end justify the means?...read more
Only two states at this time, California and Colorado, have a written policy concerning the use of Familial DNA in an investigation. The admission of Familial DNAread more
DJ Swykert's Short Stories
It is Thursday, and noon, which means Lila and I are meeting for lunch at the Sweetwater Tavern. Yes, our relationship has become a bit predictable, but why should human beings be anything but predictable? We’re all made of the same 24 elements and 46 chromosomes....
Read The Androgyny Chip @ Flas Fiction Magazine By DJ Swykert Trimble stood in front of the Administrator, his Androgyny Chip in place at the back of his shaved head, with just a small goatee of dark hair below where the chip was inserted. “The biggest fear I have is...