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In Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem, a tough-as-nails gun moll running a scam in a two-bit Caribbean republic has to outrun both a murder rap and the local neo-Nazi commandant. A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon to death the chairman of the Archaeology Department. An accountant goes on a tropical vacation to a place where everything is falling apart, including his own sketchy soul. Seduced by an escaped psychopath named Dandelion, a frat boy has no choice but to commit murder. The nineteen opium dreams that make up Bad Juju provide the most outrageous, entertaining and over-the-top crime spree since Quentin Tarantino appeared on the scene. Booklist says that in Bad Juju, “Woods delivers a dance of life and death that soars and plummets like Fred Astaire on methamphetamine.” Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly calls the book “quirky and disquieting … leaving you marveling at the imagination of Jonathan Woods.”