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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Man in the Black Fedora by Tom Johson - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Tom Johnson and his new book, “The Man in the Black Fedora”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

The Man in the Black Fedora
by Tom Johnson


GENRE: Crime Thriller, Pulp, Mystery/Suspense



In a city of mob rule and crime, death is cheap, and police have their hands tied. In this dark metropolis, a new paladin arises to fight against injustice. A man of education, dedicated to fighting evil with fire against fire, the man in the black fedora.



The wait wasn’t long, actually. Just a few minutes after 9:00 p.m., a dark sedan with several people inside the vehicle rolled slowly through the community, the headlights on high beam.

“We’ve got something,” the man in the black fedora said.

Rocky eased out of the car as his boss slid out from the passenger side.

“Let’s move across the street before they come back, Rocky. If I’m not mistaken, they’ll hit that side of the street.”

“That’s what Mouse told me, Boss,” Rocky agreed. “They seem interested in the property over there for some reason.”

“Maybe we’ll find out something tonight, Rocky. Let’s try to take one alive, and let the others run, if they decide it’s in their best interest.”

“In here, Boss,” Rocky said suddenly. “The building on the left belongs to Mrs. Akiko; the building on the right was where they killed the couple. I think these lots are most important to them.”

“My guess is they are after the whole block, Rocky. I want Kay to see if anyone has filed for the Delecartes’ building now that the owners are dead. The intimidation is happening with every storeowner on the block. Get rid of a few, and the rest will go is their motto. That’s why I suspected there might be more trouble here tonight. Someone is in a hurry, and they don’t care how rough the hired hands play.”

“I hear a motor, Boss.”

“But no lights this time, Rocky. Watch for anyone leaving the vehicle when it stops. I’ve got a funny feeling about this.”

Sure enough, when the vehicle came closer, it slowed next to Sally Akiko’s shop and silently braked to a stop. Two men got out of the back seat while another two hoods got out of the front and stood by the doors. Shiny metal glinted from their fists as rods were pulled from shoulder holsters.



Tom was a voracious reader from an early age, beginning with comic books at age seven and reading novels by age 10 or 11. He has never stopped reading for pleasure, though his interest in genres have often switched from SF to western, to hardboiled detectives, the classics, and back to science fiction again over the years. In his own writing, readers will often find something about his love of zoology, whether insects, reptiles, or saber-tooth cats. Tom had a stroke in March 2002. Now retired, he and his wife devote their time to keeping Tom’s books in print, as well as helping promote other writers.

They settled in Tom’s hometown of Seymour, Texas, home of the Whiteside Museum of Natural History, and the red-bed digs near the town where Permian fossils have been discovered for over a hundred years. A 250-million-year-old amphibian, the Seymouria was discovered in the red-beds and is named after Seymour. One of the main predators of the Permian was a large finback reptile called a Dimetrodon, and a statue is displayed outside the museum. Several of Tom’s books are on hand in the museum. With over 80 books in print that he has contributed to, Tom has slowed down now. He is still writing children’s stories while promoting his books still on the market. Plus, he still has hopes of one day seeing his short novel, Pangaea: Eden’s Planet, made into a film.

Note: The Man in the Black Fedora was released September 26, 2019. Tom passed away on November 5, 2019. The book will remain in print posthumously for the length of the contract.





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Tom will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Tom/Ginger ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ Ginger, I am so sorry for your loss!! I couldn't imagine losing a partner, but hopefully sharing in this book experience keeps him close!!

  2. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  3. Thank you for the lovely showcasing of The Man in the Black Fedora.