Obsydyan Lynx Enterprises, 2020.
103 pp. $9.99 (paperback).
And Then He Shot His Cousin, Jeremiah Cobra’s debut novella, is a gripping story about Stacey Bishop’s determination to save himself from the influence of his criminal cousin, Justice Rooks. It begins with a shock and ends with a tender surprise, and throughout, the main character’s struggle is both relatable and compelling.
The story starts with a bang. Literally. Stacey shoots his cousin, Justice—on page one. As Stacey watches his cousin writhing on the ground, he contemplates the reasons he had to do it. He goes on to tell the story of his relationship with his cousin, beginning several years prior when Justice first descends into the world of crime that surrounds the two boys in their rough neighborhood. . . .