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The Hangman Feeds the Jackal

Blood, Sweat, and Fears

…There is nothing overtly supernatural in Professor Hall’s novel: the elements of the macabre are perpetrated by human beings. This Western concerns itself with evil, to be sure, but it is the evil that men do, which makes it all the more disturbing.

—Anthony Perconti, Goodreads review

Elijah Valero is a gunfighter afflicted with terrifying hallucinations, including a pervasive one of The Hangman out to kill him.

Dogged by the relentless specter of the Hangman, Valero mistakenly kills innocent victims and is forced to hide in an abandoned monastery for his own safety and for those of others. Once there, he encounters far greater dangers than the imaginary Hangman, and gains a bid for redemption as he faces down some silver-hungry drifters out to terrorize a town for its riches. Fans of the Weird West and Gothic Horror will find satisfaction in THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL.

  • Coy Hall lives in West Virginia with his wife, Olivia, and they share a home with wonderful pets: a green-eyed cat named Locksley and a clumsy Great Pyrenees named Duncan.

    Coy splits time as an author of mysteries and horror and as a professor of history. The two pursuits fit together well. As a historian, he teaches courses about medieval and early modern Europe. History has influenced his writing, with many of his stories set in the distant past – sometimes the real past, sometimes an imagined one, but most often a mix of the two.

    A member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), his short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines. He’s published in a wide range of genres, including western, science-fiction, adventure, crime, fantasy, horror, and mystery.

    Other influences include authors Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler, Fritz Leiber, M.R. James, Chester Himes, and Shirley Jackson. Radio drama series like Inner Sanctum Mysteries and CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and films such as Nosferatu (1922) and The Black Cat (1934) have also shaped his storytelling.

    His first novel, Grimoire of the Four Impostors, was released in 2021. | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-24-8 (paperback)

Also available as an ebook.

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