Jason Miller

The Slim in Little Egypt Series

Down Don't Bother Me by Jason Miller

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“Long stretches of this unusual first novel would seem to require guitar accompaniment. The genre conventions-treacherous women, double-crossing friends, greedy moneymen-seem fresh in Miller’s sensory-rich language….Here’s a strong talent just getting under way.” (Booklist)

“Fans of FX’s Justified TV series, as well as the show’s Elmore Leonard source material, will welcome the tough-talking Slim and the eccentric cast of characters he meets along the way in this series launch by the coauthor of the graphic novel Redball Six.” (Library Journal)

“Down Don’t Bother Me marks the emergence of a wildly assured mystery novelist, and of a series set in the fresh and brutal landscape of southern Illinois.” (New Orleans Public Library)

“In his first novel, set in the hardly welcoming world of southern Illinois coal country, he is funny, smart, and extremely self-assured in his writing, creating a book that is almost as addicting as the meth that has taken over the town of Little Egypt, Illinois.” (Mystery Scene)

“Miller brings the reader into the cold Illinois landscape with his vivid imagery.” (Life Sentence)

“Miller’s first novel is raw, gritty and darkly comedic. The first-person POV is perfect for this telling, and readers will fall for Slim quickly. His relationship with his teenage daughter Anci, while typical of the teenage years, is refreshingly real. Overall a fantastic debut novel.” (RT Book Reviews)

“While this novel is funny and violent, it also chronicles the soul-sapping meanness and danger of work in the mines. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

“Jason Miller has delivered a crime novel with all the satisfactions of the genre, coupled with a serious, resonant subtext and the promise of more adventures to come for his offbeat protagonist.” (Chapter 16)