Downtown Noir



noun \’nwär\ -- crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings

Downtown Noir

A gritty and stylish thriller regarding a writer who is pulled into a world of intrigue and murder, where the lines of fact and fiction become quickly blurred.  Stories of kidnap, torture, drugs, and murder for hire pull our character deeper under until he can no longer remain the objective story teller and threatens to become part of the story, himself.


Downtown Noir is available for purchase through your favorite bookstore, and mine, The Country Bookshelf.  You can also find it on Amazon in both an eBook version, as well as traditional print.  Click the buttons for all the necessary information!

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Click the book to your left for a quick glance inside the covers of Downtown Noir.  You know you want to know what's going on inside before you buy.  And that's OK, we want you to be just a bit intrigued, so we aren't going to give away ALL the spoilers, but you can at least have a little taste of what you're diving into.  Feel free to look through it and when you're ready, click the buttons above to order your copy!

Scroll below to see the original artwork for Downtown Noir!  Produced in and around Bozeman, Mont., each photograph captures and embodies the dark and sinister nature of the novel, and further reinforces the dramatic nature of each chapture, leading to the explosive climax that has readers on the edge of their seats!

All photography copyright 2015 Echo Eight Group - No artwork may be copied or disseminated without the expressed written permission from Echo Eight Group.

A Evening At the Element

On the evening of 23 Sept 16, Echo Eight Group's author Patrik Hill spent an evening at the extraordinary downtown venue of The Element Hotel.

Ever looking to expand the promotional base for Downtown Noir, and to introduce this fantastic novel with new audiences, Echo Eight Group dispatched Patrik to such a perfect downtown venue, and accompanied by photog extraordinaire - known as Mr. Boehm - E8G is proud to display and showcase the most wickedly wonderful works produced for Downtown Noir!

All photos are copyright 2016 and used with permssion of photographer, Mr. Boehm.

Click either of the photos above for directions to our friends at The Element!

...Further Down the Noir...

One month after the photo shoot at the Element Hotel, people have been asking the E8G crew, "What is it about Downtown Bozeman that makes author Patrik Hill so creative?"

Patrik, always eager for another adventure, was once again dispatched to Downtown, this time with photographer Kira Paul, to explore a small section of the landscape that became the mental playground and canvas for the novel Downtown Noir.

Says Patrik, "I have always wanted to show the gritty underbelly of a beautifully picturesque town, and now I can once again be in front of the lens.  Since so many of the characters are a part of me, I feel as if I belong in these scenes that are created."

When asked what it was like to work with another photographer, Patrik offered, "Working with Mr. Boehm was a true joy because he was able to catch the serious and hardcore tone of the author side of me.  Kira was another joy to work with because with her unique eye she was able to capture the playful, dangerous side of the author persona.  Both photographers capture the dichotomy of the author personality and ultimately the characters that were created within the pages of Downtown Noir.  There is the serious and familiar side, as well as the playful and dangerous side.  These images represent the lives that are explored inside the covers."

Images copyright 2016, and are used with permission of photographer Kira Paul.