James Mannion


James Mannion is the author of several nonfiction books (that publishers paid him to write, not "vanity press" folderol). However, the less said about them, the better.

The Little Sistah is his first novel, or novella, if you're a stickler about things like word count.

Doctor Nah is a FREE short story that's a spoiler-free sequel to The Little Sistah, bridging the gap between it and the inevitable sequel. Check it out. It's free! If you like it you might like the novella.

Where to find James Mannion online


The Little Sistah yarns
The adventures of Scanlan Grimes, a 50-something white male living on Social Security Disability Insurance in the inner city of Jersey City, pressed into service by his landlady, a legendary black female private eye "back in the day" who now needs his help to help the helpless in the 'hood. The adventures often surround "the little sistah," Beauty Hind (B. Hind for short), a lovely but troubled young woman with just about the worst taste in men imaginable. Comic noir, satiric yet tackling serious issues, check out this expanding 'verse. The short story, Doctor Nah, is free and a good place to start.
Doctor Nah
Price: Free!
The Little Sistah
Price: $1.50 USD.


Doctor Nah
Series: The Little Sistah yarns. Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Free! Doctor Nah bridges the gap between Mannion’s novella The Little Sistah (also available on Smashwords) and its inevitable sequel. A search for a missing cat leads to a vicious drug dealer who kills kitties for pleasure. There’s plenty of noir humor, yet it’s also a heartwarming holiday confection. Don’t expect It’s a Wonderful Life, however. It’s never a wonderful life in the ghetto.
The Little Sistah
Series: The Little Sistah yarns. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Racial tensions getting you down? What this country needs is a comedy about racial strife. THE LITTLE SISTAH tells the story of a fat, 50-ish white man’s quest to save a young black woman from a killer while also “getting his groove back.” Controversial? Sure, but its primary purpose is to spin a fast-paced, entertaining yarn with colorful characters, an exciting story, and irreverent humor.

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