Stuart West talks about "Bad Day in a Banana Hammock" and "Peculiar County"

Welcome to featured author Stuart R West! 

Before we get to the nitty gritty, I have to admit I've read  and reviewed a couple of Stuart's books (Nightmare of Nannies and Murder by Massage.) They are definitely not what I expected, but a thrill-a-minute ride with a quirky sense of humour! Zach and Zora are two of the most entertaining sleuths I've read in a long time! Stuart writes about Zora and her kids in such a way that I could totally related to all the crazy things they do, especially after raising three boys!

Stuart R. West is a lifelong resident of Kansas, which he considers both a curse and a blessing. It's a curse because...well, it's Kansas. But it's great because, well, it’s Kansas. Lots of cool, strange and creepy things happen in the Midwest, and Stuart takes advantage of them in his books. Call it “Kansas Noir.” Stuart writes horror, thrillers and mysteries usually tinged with (the darkest of dark) humor. (P.S., if you read all of this in a Morgan Freeman narratorly voice; we’ll get through this process easier.)

Stuart spent 25 years in the corporate sector and now writes full time. He’s married to a professor of pharmacy and has a 27-year-old daughter who’s dipping her toes in the nefarious world of banking, working for The Man.

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Zach wakes up with no memory, no phone, and no clothes except his stripper g-string. And oh yeah! There’s that pesky naked dead guy in bed next to him. Problem is Zach's not gay. Or a murderer. At least, he doesn't think so.

Only one person can help him, his sister, Zora. Of course Zora's got problems of her own—she has three kids at home and is eight month's pregnant with the fourth. So she’s a bit cranky. But that’s not going to stop her from helping her brother.

With kids in tow, the siblings set how to find the true killer, clear Zach's name, and reassure Zach he's not gay.


Growing up in Peculiar County, Kansas, is a mighty...well, peculiar experience. In 1965, things get even stranger for Dibby Caldwell, the mortician's fifteen-year-old daughter. A young boy's ghost haunts Dibby into unearthing the circumstances of his death.

Nobody—living or dead—wants her to succeed. James, the new mop-topped, bad boy at school doesn’t help. Dibby can’t get him out of her head, even though she doesn’t trust him. No, sir, there's nothing much more peculiar than life in Peculiar County…except maybe death in Peculiar County.

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