LaVerne Williams is a reformed felon, ex-ballplayer, and owner of Kansas City's best barbecue joint. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and faded literary star, lover of God, women and liquor (but not necessarily in that order). Their lives intersect at LaVerne's diner - 'Smoke Meat', as the regulars call it. There they are joined by a cast of remarkable characters, including LaVerne's devoted right-hand man, A.B. Clayton; blues legend 'Mother' Mary Weaver; and Sammy Merzeti, a young man with a bloody past - and a ...

Thin Blue Smoke 2012, Burnside Books

ISBN-13: 9780985295325

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Thin Blue Smoke 2011, Pan Books (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780230743380

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Thin Blue Smoke 2009, Macmillan New Writing, London

ISBN-13: 9780230737082

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