FLORENCE, S.C. – Lynn Kostoff, an associate professor of English at Francis Marion University, has published his second novel, “The Long Fall.”
“The Long Fall” is published by Carroll and Graf. The book is currently available online from websites including Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and will be in bookstores in June. The novel will also be published in England, Germany, France and Japan.
A neo-noir crime thriller, “The Long Fall” centers on ex-con Jimmy Coates. A former cop he testified against and a Phoenix loan shark to whom he owes money both want to kill him. After his straight-laced brother cuts him out of his inheritance, Coates robs his brother’s dry cleaners and helps his sister-in-law commit a crime. Jimmy falls for the woman, botches their robbery, and unwittingly sets in motion a series of dangerous consequences – adultery, blackmail, love, betrayal – that culminate in a blueprint for murder.
Kostoff’s first novel, “A Choice of Nightmares,” was published in 1991.
Kostoff earned the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. Before joining the FMU faculty in 1985, the Ohio native taught at Indiana State University and the University of Alabama.
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