“The stories in Phone Call from Hell are taut and compelling little gems from an exciting and unique talent.  I loved this book!” 
​- Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of The BottomsMucho MojoBad Chili and The Thicket.

“It is a long time since I pulled an all-nighter with a book.  Jonathan Woods’ new collection of stories had me up in sheer envy and delight.  This is noir as it should be: bleak, funny, dark as sin, in your face, exhilarating!” 
- Ken Bruen, award-winning author of The Guards, Blitz, London Boulevard and the newest Jack Taylor crime novel Purgatory

“These stories really snap, crackle, and pop. Jonathan Woods is an old-fashioned storyteller, and there is an accent here, a resonant voice, that is drawn from a very deep well of crime fiction and noir films. He's playing with the genre, delighting in its dark discourse, yet there is a wildness running through these pages…Highly recommended.” 
- Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and author of The Last Station and Robert Frost, a Life

“Woods' wild mix of smart stories, peppered with Chandleresque imagery, will run you through just enough hell to make you like it!” 
- Vicki Hendricks, author of Miami Purity, Iguana Love and Fur People

"By all means pick up a Phone Call From Hell.  Woods’ stories are suspenseful, intelligent, original, literate, in short, difficult to trace, impossible to put down." 
- Arthur Nersesian, author of The Fuck-Up and Gladyss of the Hunt

“In Phone Call from Hell Woods walks you right to the edge of sanity, right to that dim borderland where the moral order of the universe is about to collapse. There, just at the point where the world is about to fly apart in tiny, Doritos-sized pieces, is where the action of his stories takes place. These are wildly imaginative tales, and that is an understatement.”  
- S.C. Gwynne, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Empire of the Summer Moon


Click here to read the interview of yours truly with Paul D. Brazill, UK crime fiction writer.  - April 15, 2014
Click here to read the interview "Bouchercon Panelist Jonathan Woods" on One Bite At A Time.  - April 17, 2014

Where To Buy

Key West Launch Events:

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Green St., Key West, FL. April 24, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Reading and book signing in connection with Lucky Street Gallery's New Works show. Joined by two Studios of Key West resident artists for April: singer-songwriter Ellen Cherry and award-winning novelist Tony Eprile. 

MONDAY, MAY 12 | 6:30 PM

The Studios of Key West, 600 White St., Key West, FL. Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm. Jonathan Woods and Jessica Argyle discuss and read from their new books, Phone Call from Hell & Other Tales of the Damned and No Name Key.

Explore Other Titles: