Book Data

  • Release Date: May 31, 2016
  • Pages: 222
  • ISBN: 978-1533167910
  • Print: $9.00
  • eBook: $2.99

Kill ‘Em With Kindness by C.S. DeWildt by CS DeWildt

Nick Gillis grows marijuana and minds his own business, a policy that pays off in the small Midwest town he calls home. But when he breaks his own rule by helping out a girl at a bar, it’s enough to put him on the radar of the most dangerous man he knows. It’s truly a case of no good deed going unpunished as Nick’s debt leads him down a dark path littered with psychologically damaged convicts, a crooked chief of police, and one well-trained murder of crows. It’s another descent into rural noir from C.S. DeWildt, author of Love You to a Pulp, The Louisville Problem, and Candy and Cigarettes.

“…full of masterful imagery from a provocative author at the top of his game, piled high on a bullet train of violence that demands that once you start watching, you don’t look away.” — Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain

“DeWildt stands alone as a wicked wizard of crime fiction. Love You to a Pulp serves up heart and depravity in equal portions. Bold, brash, and completely original.” — Tom Pitts, author of Hustle

“Chris DeWildt is the first honest-to-God heir apparent I’ve read to the rural noir master Jim Thompson.” — Joe Clifford, author of Lamentation and December Boys

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About the Author

CS DeWildt

CS DeWildt’s Love You to a Pulp will be published by All Due Respect Books in February 2015. DeWildt's books include Candy & Cigarettes, Dead Animals, and The Louisville Problem and are available at He lives with his wife and kids in the American Southwest.


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  4. New review up today: C.S. DeWildt writes a sick rural noir in Kill ‘Em With Kindness, no surprise given the strength of his previous release Love You to a Pulp.

    The narrative blazes through the rural backwoods of Horton burning down churches and meting out vengeance on more than a few good ol’ boys—some who deserve it, some who don’t. And as with DeWildt’s previous work, the writing includes special twists of imagery: “Chief rubbed his thumb and forefinger on the end of his sheathed baton. Turning and pinching it like a whore’s nipple.”

    Full review:

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