One Hit Wonders

Author: Patrick Warner
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 5.5 × 1 × 8.5 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: October 15, 2015
ISBN: 9781550816136

LIla is dead. And the likely suspects are all men: her flash-in-the-pan literary husband, a washed up golf pro turned criminal with a cocaine habit, and two small-time thugs looking for the perfect score. As a crime novel for a new age, this is sex, drugs, and a story that unfolds as a map of bad intentions. In One Hit Wonders, Patrick Warner weaves an energetic tale that is part caper and part murder mystery—relentlessly satiric, brutally funny, and obsessively readable.



“This is a novel about story-making, about empathy and where it can take us.”

– Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

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“One Hit Wonders,” Patrick Warner’s second novel (and as a poet he’s produced four collections), is a thriller along the noir/hard-boiled school — gritty, wry and violent, and beguiled by a femme fatale.”

– Joan Sullivan,  The Telegram

“One Hit Wonders is a sexually charged and drug-fuelled romp through a truer modern St. John’s than those romanticized tourism ads.”

– The Overcast

One Hit Wonders is a novel about contemporary issues in contemporary St. John’s, written for contemporary readers of the city and beyond. It is a story that keeps you guessing, analyzing, investigating, and turning page after page looking for answers and clarifications.”

Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Journal

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