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Wolf Lake by John Verdon
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Jun 13, 2017 | ISBN 9781619029477

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Praise for Wolf Lake

“Fans of classic fair play who appreciate well–developed characterizations in their whodunits will relish Verdon’s richly atmospheric fifth mystery featuring retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney (after 2014’s Peter Pan Must Die. . .) Verdon couples the continued nuanced exploration of Dave and Madeleine’s relationship with one of his most sophisticated solutions yet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“At the center of the natural and emotional turbulence, Gurney remains steady, methodical, and scientific as he pulls together the case’s disparate strands . . . [T]he notion of shared nightmares holds the reader start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews

Wolf Lake is a perfect thriller, one that revels in the darkest of places, in worlds both real and imagined. There are monsters in this book, certainly, but they live and breathe and look like us, which makes them all the more frightening. A complex, engrossing mystery, Wolf Lake will challenge what you believe to be true about the banality of evil and the lengths men will go to for the things they most want to hide.” —Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsterland, finalist for the Hammett Prize

Praise for Peter Pan Must Die

Winner of the 2015 Nero Award and a nominee for a Shamus Award
PW’s Ten Best Mysteries of 2014

“The denouement in Peter Pan Must Die is one of the most unusual in crime fiction, and yet it’s perfectly logical. Verdon’s cleverness shines again.” —Miami Herald

“Verdon’s fourth Dave Gurney thriller (after Let the Devil Sleep) weaves a sophisticated and edgy web of suspense that mystery aficionados will love to help unravel. A taut plot filled with clever intrigue and unexpected twists will tantalize readers until its dramatic and startling conclusion.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Stellar . . . The plot is full of Verdon’s usual challenges (e.g., it was apparently impossible for the murder to have been carried out), but the cleverness is surpassed by the probing analysis of what makes Gurney tick.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Verdon hit the ground running with his debut novel and he hasn’t lost a step through three more fine thrillers. Verdon’s novels, now read in twenty languages, feature serpentine plots, heightening suspense, skillfully developed characters, and a rich sense of place . . . Peter Pan may well be the creepiest fictional psychopath of the year. Mix in bent cops, gangsters, politics, big money, lies, and hints of incest, and you have a wonderfully compelling page–turner.” —Booklist (starred review)

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