Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.
“Ceremony of Flies hits the road like a nitrous-fueled GTO…and then pulls the ultimate stunt of getting better. What starts as a deceptively simple hard-boiled noir story twists on itself and adds layers and grows stranger and before you know it, BAM – it’s the end of the world and all you can do is hang on by your fingernails. This really, truly is one of the best novellas I’ve read in years.” —Lisa Morton, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Zombie Apocalypse: Washington Deceased
“Doing things differently is what this book is all about.” —Peter Tennant, Black Static #44
“Immediate. Startling. Unrelenting. Ceremony of Flies is an explosive, violent journey in the back of an old-fashioned convertible. Kate Jonez works her characters like a demented god, bringing their confusion and desperation to the fore. Her prose is tight and tough and keeps you on edge; before you can recover from the first gut punch, a flurry is taking its place. Jonez is a powerful talent.” —Simon Strantzas, author of Burnt Black Suns
“Kate Jonez writes fiction that immediately engages all of the senses, not purely for pleasure but to heighten our awareness when the world we recognize starts to spin out of control. This white-hot road trip under a blazing California sun might lead to redemption for the protagonist, an ass-kicking woman on the run from her latest mistake. Or she might find wit and resilience are not enough to battle evil when it manifests simultaneously from without and within. Superb writing, terrific characters, and a whip-fast story. I loved it.” —S.P. Miskowski, author of the Skillute Cycle