In this "captivating" crime novel people, texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing boy -- but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target. Levi's disappearance has links to darren's last case, the boy's grandmother, and to a wealthy businesswoman, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson.
Heaven, My Home A Highway 59 Mystery Book 2 #ad - Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark. Darren mathews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart.
Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself.9-year-old levi king knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died.
Bluebird, Bluebird A Highway 59 Mystery Book 1Mulholland Books #ad - When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders -- a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman -- have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. In bluebird, bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it.
Ann patchett when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules -- a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Darren must solve the crimes -- and save himself in the process -- before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, Bluebird, and nuance of East Texas.
Bluebird, Bluebird A Highway 59 Mystery Book 1 #ad - A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire USA Today. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could.
. Until duty called him home.
The Bird Boys A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan MysteryCinco Puntos Press #ad - I. Nominee—edgar awards "best original paperback"best crime novels of the year, crimereadsthe new novel from award-winning author lisa sandlin catches up with the almost-murdered secretary Delpha Wade The Do-Right, New York TimesStarred review from Publishers WeeklyStarred review from Kirkus ReviewsStarred review from BooklistMost Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, 2015, set in 1973 as she’s released from a hospital in order to be tucked into the back seat of a police cruiser.
. He needs her back in his investigation business, where he’ll soon be chasing a skulking grand larcenist and plotting how to keep a ganjapreneur out of the grabby hands of a brand new agency, the D. E. A. Delpha digs through old records and knocks on strange doors to unravel the dangerous case of two brothers with beaucoup aliases—verifying that sometimes truth is not true, but murder is always murder.
The Bird Boys A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery #ad - Her boss, P. Tom phelan, sets out to spring her.
Black Water Rising: A Novel Jay Porter Series Book 1HarperCollins e-books #ad - Akin to george Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane. Subtle and compelling. New york Times. Attica locke is a writer wise beyond her years. Los angeles times“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced. Attica locke—a writer and producer of fox’s empire—delivers an engrossing, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justiceLos Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Mystery/ThrillerEdgar Award Nominee Best First NovelThe Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist“A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, complex, and action-oriented plot.
Pleasantville: A NovelHarper #ad - Though jay still believes in doing what's right, he is done fighting other people's battles. The accused is none other than the nephew and campaign manager of one of the leading candidates—a scion of a prominent Houston family headed by the formidable Sam Hathorne. His latest case—representing pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire—is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Houston's north side.
Not if he wants that new life with his kids. Once he has his piece of the settlement, the single father is going to devote himself to what matters most—his children. His plans are abruptly derailed when a female campaign volunteer vanishes on the night of Houston's mayoral election, throwing an already contentious campaign into chaos.
Winner of the harper lee prize for legal fictionwall street journal best book of the yearlonglisted for the bailey’s women’s prize for fictionfrom attica locke, a writer and producer of fox’s empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter—hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising—return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.
Pleasantville: A Novel #ad - Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn't seen a dime. But he has to win. Plunging into a shadowy world of ambitious enemies and treacherous allies armed with money, lies, and an entire political process, Jay reluctantly takes on his first murder trial—a case that will put him and his client, and secrets, on trial.
Sarah JaneSoho Crime #ad - From her small-town chicken-farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, atonement, Sarah Jane unfolds her life story, a parable about memory, and finding shape in chaos. A spare, sparkling tour de force about one woman's journey to becoming a cop, by master of noir James Sallis, author of Drive.
Sarah jane pullman is a good cop with a complicated past. This kaleidoscopic character study sparkles in every dark and bright detail—a virtuoso work by a master of both the noir and the tender aspects of human nature. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she is named the de facto sheriff of a rural town, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheriff whose shoes she’s filling—and the even more mysterious realities of the life he was hiding from his own colleagues and closest friends.
The Cutting Season: A NovelHarper #ad - Attica locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience. Dolen perkins-valdez, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first—a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, Black Water Rising, New York Times bestselling author of WenchAfter her breathtaking debut novel, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana’s Sugar Cane country, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier.
Black water rising was nominated for a los angeles times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U. K. From attica locke, a writer and producer of fox’s Empire:“The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think.
Your House Will Pay: A NovelEcco #ad - A suspense-filled page-turner. Viet thanh nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer"A touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision. Attica locke, following two families—one korean-american, one african-american—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crimein the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, BluebirdA Best Book of the YearWall Street Journal / Chicago Tribune / Buzzfeed / LitHub / South Florida Sun-Sentinel / Book Riot / BOLO BooksA powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in Los Angeles, Los Angeles is as tense as it’s been since the unrest of the early 1990s.
He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale. But when another shocking crime hits lA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago.
Your House Will Pay: A Novel #ad - She’s distraught that her sister hasn’t spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace’s understanding. But grace park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy.
The Do-RightCinco Puntos Press #ad - Delpha wade doesn't want to go back there. The do-right" is old Southern talk for prison. Fourteen years is enough.
The Chestnut Man: A NovelHarper #ad - A best book of the year: kirkus, new york times book reviewa book of the month club selection | an indie next pickfrom the creatOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, Library Journal, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” A. J. Finn—soon to be a netflix original serIES.
If you find one, he’s already found youa psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
The Chestnut Man: A Novel #ad - A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.
The Old Success Richard Jury Mystery Book 25Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Written with grimes's signature wit, and gloriously offbeat characters, sly plotting, The Old Success is prime fare from “one of the most fascinating mystery writers today” Houston Chronicle. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook—well, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie stands stumped in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury–twenty miles away on Land’s End—is at the Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, nearly every case.
When the body of a french woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. When macalvie and jury decide to consult Bronwell, though very different in execution, the retired detective tells them that the three murders, are connected.
The Old Success Richard Jury Mystery Book 25 #ad - Bronwell discloses that there was one he once missed. As the trio sets out to solve this puzzle, Jury and Macalvie hope that this doesn’t turn out to be Brownell’s second ever miss. In the days following the mysterious slaying of the parisian tourist, a man is shot on a Northhamptonshire estate, two other murders are called in to Macalvie and Jury's teams: first, then a holy duster turns up murdered at Exeter Cathedral in Devon.