The Lawn Job


Winner of an IPPY Bronze Medal for Best Regional Fiction (West-Pacific) at the 2018 Independent Publisher Awards.

“Utterly compelling.” – Ken Bruen, Shamus Award winning author of the Jack Taylor series

“A refreshing, new and entertaining debut. Brilliant.” – Susan Hampson, Books from Dusk Till Dawn

“An absolute blast of a book!” – Jeremy Duns, author of the Paul Dark spy novels

The Lawn Job has the pulp feel of a vintage Gold Medal title … and a memorable femme fatale.” – Johnny Shaw, Anthony Award winning author of Big Maria

“Totally captivating and enthralling from start to finish!” – Sylvia, Goodreads

“This was one great romp!” – Anne, Goodreads

“Raw and rollicking and not to be missed.” – Bill Cameron, author of the award-winning Skin Kadash mysteries

The Lawn Job is just fantastic — cruel, hilarious and painfully true.” – Paul D. Brazill, author of A Case of Noir and Guns of Brixton

When ex-con Craig Collins began his new job mowing lawns, he was ready to leave his former life where it belonged—in the past. But everything changes when Craig suddenly loses one of his contracts after staring a little too hard at the aging trophy wife of his pizzeria mogul client, Big Gino Pasarelli. Soon, Craig begins to hatch a plan for revenge—along with his transgender sort-of-girlfriend, Juana.

Since Big Gino seems to enjoy cheating on his wife, Craig and Juana decide to blackmail him with a sex tape. Their plan goes horribly wrong, and Craig finds himself in deeper and deeper trouble. It might be up to Big Gino’s wife, Sheila, to bail him out, but can she be trusted? The Lawn Job is as suspenseful as it is entertaining, a true thriller written with heart and humor.

My debut novel The Lawn Job was published by Cloud Lodge Books, Ltd. in 2017. The Lawn Job is currently available through local and international booksellers. It is available in print, e-book, and audio book formats.

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Cloud Lodge Books
  • Date of Publication: UK release: July 21, 2017; US release: October 10, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0995465738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0995465732
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7.8 inches

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