Josh Boldt is a writer of crime fiction and mystery novels. His fiction is set in the American South and contains elements of classic hard-boiled detective fiction in the style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler; however, Boldt’s stories tend to cover modern topics and contemporary issues. Influenced by Elmore Leonard, Boldt’s fiction is filled with intriguing characters and elaborate schemes. The dialogue is snappy and regional. The American South figures heavily into the plots, at times serving as a “character” itself.