In his debut mystery, Cobra Clutch (NeWest 2017), A.J. Devlin introduces his fictional character "Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead who is adjusting to life after the pro-wrestling world. Hammerhead is now a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father's detective agency. The book uses humor and gritty realism and includes a former tag-team partner, a kidnapped pet snake, sleazy promoters, and violence inside and outside the ring. "As the venom of Vancouver's criminal underworld begins to seep into Jed's life, a steel chair to the back of the head is the least of his problems." Devlin grew up in Greater Vancouver before moving to Southern California for six years where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Chapman University and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute. Devlin lives in Port Moody. Gina Spanos photo.

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Cobra Clutch (NeWest 2017) $18.95 978-1-988732-24-4

[BCBW 2018]