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Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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Joe Serpe doesn?t have much. A dead brother, an old cat, and the unshakeable stink of heating oil and shame. He's not interested in redemption. He can?t undo his past. But when a young mentally challenged boy is murdered on the oil lot, Joe needs to find answers.

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"A well-developed protagonist lifts this police thriller, the first of a new series from Spinosa, the pseudonym of Edgar-finalist Reed Farrel Coleman (The James Deans). Joe Serpe, an ex-NYPD detective, lives a barren life driving a heating-oil truck and mourning his fireman brother, a victim of 9/11. When a developmentally disabled young man who had been working for Serpe's employer turns up dead, the ex-cop's guilt leads him to begin a private investigation, aided, ironically, by the retired Internal Affairs officer, Bob Healy, responsible for Serpe's departure from the force. As the body count mounts, the two sleuths find a wide range of possible suspects, from right-wing anti-immigration activists to the Russian mob. While much of the setup borders on clich (e.g., the attractive psychologist who falls for the tough-but-sensitive wounded hero), Spinosa injects enough depth into his characters to suspend disbelief." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932557183
Author:
Spinosa, Tony
Publisher:
Bleak House Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Long Island (N.Y.)
Subject:
Ex-police officers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.76x5.80x1.16 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A well-developed protagonist lifts this police thriller, the first of a new series from Spinosa, the pseudonym of Edgar-finalist Reed Farrel Coleman (The James Deans). Joe Serpe, an ex-NYPD detective, lives a barren life driving a heating-oil truck and mourning his fireman brother, a victim of 9/11. When a developmentally disabled young man who had been working for Serpe's employer turns up dead, the ex-cop's guilt leads him to begin a private investigation, aided, ironically, by the retired Internal Affairs officer, Bob Healy, responsible for Serpe's departure from the force. As the body count mounts, the two sleuths find a wide range of possible suspects, from right-wing anti-immigration activists to the Russian mob. While much of the setup borders on clich (e.g., the attractive psychologist who falls for the tough-but-sensitive wounded hero), Spinosa injects enough depth into his characters to suspend disbelief." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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