The debut Florida-based literary crime novel from Spencer Fleury, available now in print and ebook.
Alton Carver has a problem.
A cocky lawyer in his mid-30s, he’s under federal investigation for embezzling and securities fraud. Instead of spending the next three to five years behind bars, he’s got a plan: stage his own death, take the money he stole and light out for Central America, leaving behind wife Nicole and daughter Clara. But when he sticks around town long enough to watch his own funeral, he makes the unpleasant discovery that the life he’s leaving behind isn’t the life he thought he had.
Read the first chapter here
When he overhears the way his former colleagues talk about him now that he’s “gone,” Alton is forced to reconsider his self-image as a respected and admired pillar of the legal community. Then the shock of seeing Nicole in the arms of another man leads Alton to postpone his plan to run for the border. What comes next is a slow-burn train wreck, a tale of self-deception, revenge and bad decisions.
What people are saying about How I’m Spending My Afterlife
“A breakneck dissection of truth, lies, and all the troubles in between.” – Stephanie Hayes, author of OBITCHUARY
“Spencer Fleury busts out of the gate in a frenzy with a dark, comic debut that will have you ripping through pages much like he wrote them: in a maniac’s glee. You won’t be able to put it down until the final, satisfying conclusion.” – Eryk Pruitt, author of DIRTBAGS and WHAT WE RECKON
“How I’m Spending My Afterlife is entertaining and well-written … an irresistible cocktail that must be savored slowly for maximum enjoyment.” – Marta Tandori, ReadersFavorite.com (five stars)
“Spencer Fleury pulls out all the stops to make HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE a page turning thriller that had me glued to it until I’d read the very last word.” – IndieReader.com
“Contains about a thousand more ‘fuck‘s than I would have included.” – Bob Fleury, co-creator of Spencer Fleury
Selected by Shelf Unbound Magazine
as one of their 100 Notable Indie Books for 2018
Where can you get your copy?
How I’m Spending My Afterlife will also be available at select brick-and-mortar independent bookstores (and you should always support your local brick-and-mortar independent bookstore). If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’d recommend looking for it in these fine establishments:
- Adobe Books (Mission)
- Books Inc. (Van Ness location)
- Dog-Eared Books (Mission / Valencia Street location)
I’m also working on getting the book into stores in the East Bay and beyond, so stay tuned for updates.
If you’d like your local store or library to carry it, just ask them to order copies through Ingram.
I have a new story posted at Ascent today, as part of a special invitation-only issue (yeah, that’s right, not even bothering to think up a humblebrag with that one). It’s called “Controlled Descent,” and it’s one of the stories in the collection I am trying to find a home for. I hope you enjoy it, … Continue reading New story posted: “Controlled Descent” at ASCENT
Starting yesterday, you can pick up the Kindle or epub version of HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE for just ninety-nine cents. Or, if you are not in the US, for a comparable pittance. This will continue for at least a week. But, since I’m not always in complete control over exactly when these price changes … Continue reading HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE now on sale for $0.99