Give Up the Dead: Joe Clifford in Conversation with Jamie DeWolf

Tuesday, July 11, 7:30pm

Joe Clifford in conversation with filmmaker Jamie DeWolf for the launch of Give Up the Dead, the third book in the Jay Porter Series. Also screening the book trailer premier!

Give Up the Dead

About Give Up the Dead

Three years have passed since estate-clearing handyman Jay Porter almost lost his life following a devastating accident on the thin ice of Echo Lake. His investigative work uncovering a kids-for-cash scandal may have made his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire, a safer place, but nothing comes without a price. The traumatic, uncredited events cost Jay his wife and his son, and left him with a permanent leg injury. Jay is just putting his life back together when a mysterious stranger stops by with an offer too good to be true: a large sum of cash in exchange for finding a missing teenage boy who may have been abducted by a radical recovery group in the northern New Hampshire wilds. Skeptical of gift horses and weary of reenlisting in the local drug war, Jay passes on the offer. The next day his boss is found beaten and left for dead, painting Jay the main suspect. As clues begin to tie the two cases together, Jay finds himself back on the job and back in the line of fire.

Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA. His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. The third in the series, Give Up the Dead, will be out June 2017. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and the forthcoming Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.

Jamie DeWolf

Jamie DeWolf is a writer, performer and film-maker from Oakland, CA. After making his mark internationally as a slam poet and story-teller featured on HBO and NPR, he returned to film-making, writing and directing his first feature film "Smoked" about a cannabis club robbery. He's since gone on to make dozens of short films, PSA's and short documentaries.  In 1999, DeWolf created the live show Tourettes Without Regrets, “the longest running and most outlandish variety show in the Bay Area”, called “one of the best underground performance art shows in America” (Huffington Post) and “the most consistently spectacular event that Oakland’s ever seen.”

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Give Up the Dead (Jay Porter #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608092048
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - June 6th, 2017

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