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Trapped in the body of boy detective extraordinaire Timmy Hightower, Jesus Christ is forced by his father to solve mysteries no mortal should ever solve. With the help of Timmy's uncle, a fourth generation circus knife thrower/acquitted serial killer Leopold Franz, they search for answers and for a way home.
“Gloriously weird. Beautifully savage. J. Bradley’s stories are absolute marvels. He writes like a person riding a comet down from a brand new illustrated outer space. Pure wonder. Jesus Christ, Boy Detective is his most stunning work. Every page is rich with fireworks bursting up signaling a call to adventure.”
Bud Smith, author of F250
“J. Bradley’s The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective is my new Bible—a wickedly bizarre page turner from a whip smart storyteller.”
John Jodzio, author of the short story collections Knockout and If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home
“It may sound odd to compare a book about Jesus trapped in a boy detective’s body to work by Haruki Murakami, but that’s immediately where I went after reading this weird, wild, wonderful thing that J. Bradley has made. Funny, formally innovative, and full of misdirection and literary sleight of hand, this is a once in a blue moon book that every writer should read, if only to remember that originality lives on despite recent reports to the contrary.”
Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World And Other Stories
“In Jesus Christ, Boy Detective, J. Bradley mercilessly crucifies the kid detective genre we loved as children and resurrects it with the Living God himself as the ultimate existential child sleuth. It’s impossible to have read something like this before because nothing like it has ever been written.”
Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections
“With the pace and tension of the final hand in a game of high-stakes poker, J. Bradley’s The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective is breathless fiction that adores and destroys genre in the same embrace. Whether you call it iconoclastic or call it plain old god-bothering, don’t ever think you’re safe (or saved) because you think you ‘get it.’ I promise you don’t. One of the most satisfying endings I’ve read in years.”
Laura Ellen Scott, author of The Juliet and Death Wishing
J. Bradley is a writer based out of Orlando, FL. He is the author of the graphic poetry collection, The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), with art by Adam Scott Mazer. His chapbook, Neil, won Five [Quarterly]'s 2015 e-Chapbook Contest for Fiction. He is a MFA in Creative Writing candidate at Lindenwood University. J. Bradley runs the Central Florida-based reading series/chapbook publisher There Will Be Words and lives at jbradleywrites.com.