Ladies and Gents, I give you the first novel in the Spar Battersea thriller series: DEATH MATCH!

“A friend’s death at a pro wrestling show sends gutter journalist and punk rock hasbeen Spar Battersea back to the underground of the city to find the killer. Along the way he rams into a washed up grappler deadlier than a snake bite, a dominatrix who dresses like June Cleaver, and the freak of nature who may be the killer, the mime known as Johnny Silent. To get to the truth, Spar will have to contend with each and then survive his very own . . . Death Match! ”

Get it here! Check out the blurbs from Scott Nicholson, Laird Barron, Ben Thompson and Lucius Shepard! Tell Your Friends! Buy it Now!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it! More good stuff to come. Now get in the ring for another swing, and enjoy DEATH MATCH today!

And for tomorrow, a contest!

Stay Tuned, True Believers! Stay Tuned!


About ridlerville

Jason S. Ridler is a historian, writer, and improv actor. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Richmond, CA. Visit him on Facebook at
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