THE RACK & CUE by David Owain Hughes is an epic two-part novel revolving around a pub in the middle of nowhere. With its seedy characters, sinister deeds, and From Dusk Till Dawn vibes, it’s a tale that’ll make you want to grab a pint and bust some balls—billiard balls, ya fuckin’ perv!

Fresh edits, fresh artwork, and a slightly different story—check out the cover below.

This original artwork, created by the inimitable Kevin Enhart, perfectly captures the overall essence of this wicked story and provides a stark image of the fictional pub’s swaying sign.

THE RACK & CUE will release in November 2022. Stay tuned for the official date and links!


Welcome to the Rack and Cue, a traditional pub handed down through the generations and set off a now beaten track.

When a hellish storm hits, closing most roads and barring their way home, travelers seek shelter at the Rack and Cue. Enticed by tasty beer and delicious homemade food from the owner, Porky, the weary outsiders mingle with the local patrons, bikers, and hustlers. The promise of a hefty cash prize also prompts them to join the yearly winner-takes-all pool tournament set to start that night.

But all is not as it seems. Losers of each round disappear and never return, and the competitors find they may be playing for their lives.

And as the tournament nears its close, chaos erupts, and vicious visitors with dark secrets come seeking vengeance.

(Check out David Owain Hughes’s website and follow him on Twitter or Facebook!)

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