A Novel By
Hugh Lessig

The Book

“Fadeaway Joe is the kind of noir I love: smart, tight, and just the right amount of gritty before giving way to the depths of human connection. The way Hugh builds the relationship between Joe and Paula is excellent, and by the end you’ll be hoping this isn’t the last we see of them together.”

— Rob Hart, award-nominated author of "The Warehouse" and "The Paradox Hotel"

The Author

“Fadeaway Joe” is Hugh Lessig’s debut novel. Hugh’s fiction is fueled by a love for colorful characters and grounded by a career as a reporter. His early short stories have been published in anthologies from Down & Out Books and Thuglit: A Magazine of Noir. Crooked Lane Books is releasing “Fadeaway Joe.” Hugh is a native of Pennsylvania, but has called Virginia home for several years.

Short Stories By Hugh Lessig

More recently, his stories can be found in anthologies from Down & Out Books. Those include the first two volumes of “Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir”; and “Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties.” His first novella, “Refried Beans and Snub-Nosed .44,” is part of the Guns + Tacos series, also from Down & Out.