Coming October 2021

Death needs a vacation. There's only one catch. Who's going to do his job while he's out? The answer is simple. Death needs to hire an intern. So, with the help of his I.T. Guy, Jumbo, the two look for a qualified candidate. It doesn't take much to learn that their prospect, Buck Palasinski, could have what it takes. He's a Chicago hitman that's just been killed on the job. If they bring Buck back from death, he'll have a few weeks to prove that he has what it takes to be Death's right-hand man...that's if he can kill the Underworld's Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger. 

Finalist for the 2019 Speculative Literature Foundation's Diverse Writers Award. 

"This reads like a neo-noir mixed with a hefty dose of dark humor, and I'm loving it. The story grabbed me initially, and I liked the personification of Death and the little, nerdy details that make the author (and the characters) genuine."

-Speculative Literature Foundation Juror

The Parliament House Publishing Brings You "A Dead End Job"

When you’re an author, you dream of signing w/ a publisher like The Parliament House. They have knowledgeable editors, an intuitive market team and a creative process for getting your book the attention it deserves. That’s why I am excited to say that my absurdist urban fantasy novel, “A Dead End Job” has been selected by this great publishing team to hit the pages between 2021-22. Stay tuned for more electrifying details about Buck, an ex-hitman interning for the Grim Reaper, soon.

© Justin Alcala 2020