My debut novel Hipster Death Rattle is now available to pre-order. The crime fiction mystery will be published on March 11, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.
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About HIPSTER DEATH RATTLE
Hipsters are getting slashed to pieces in the hippest neighborhood in New York City: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As fear and tension rise in the summer heat, police detectives Petrosino and Hadid eye local gangbangers for the crimes. Meanwhile, slacker reporter Tony Moran and his ex-girlfriend Magaly Fernandez pursue a cold case involving an old woman who mysteriously disappeared a year before. But the closer they all get to the truth, the closer they get to losing their heads.
Filled with a broad cast of local characters and told with sardonic wit, this fast-moving, intricately plotted story plays out against a backdrop of rapid gentrification, skyrocketing rents, and class tension, written like only a true native could.
“Narvaez has some brutal points to make about gentrification … that [give] the text a crackling fission you don’t find in a typical mystery.” —Mystery Tribune
“Richie Narvaez has created something that’s been missing from recent fiction: a vivid, loving look at city living from the street view.” — Sara Paretsky, award-winning author of Shell Game“
“Hipster Death Rattle is a smart piece of work featuring the unlikely yet likeable hero Tony ‘Chino’ Moran. Fierce and funny…with a light touch that masks Narvaez’s biting social commentary.” — Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
“Edgy and wildly entertaining, with a colorful cast of characters and a sweep reminiscent of Tom Wolfe, Hipster Death Rattle is the slasher novel you need in your life right now.” — Michele Campbell, international bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband
“Hipster Death Rattle is a debut bursting with verve and personality, loaded with memorable characters and a clear, distinctive voice.” — Alex Segura, author of Blackout and Dangerous Ends
“[Narvaez] has one of the most compelling writing styles I’ve come across in years.” — Lawrence Kelter, author of Back to Brooklyn