Chad Lutzke runs in the horror circle, but he’s proven multiple times that he also excels in crime and drama. His new series, The Neon Owl, starts with When the Shit Hits the Van, an easily accessible and enjoyable story that brings to mind Elmore Leonard. With plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, mystery, and wonderful narrative, When the Shit Hits the Van immediately puts The Neon Owl in high regard.
Other than an ending that wrapped too quickly for my tastes, I loved this story and its characters. I fully intend on jumping onto the next book as soon as it is made available.