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Secrets Typed in Blood

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Secrets Typed in Blood by Stephen Spotswood
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Oct 10, 2023 | ISBN 9780593469040

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Praise

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR • A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE

“This mystery, the third in a series, is as winning as its predecessors. Here, the famous P.I. Lillian Pentecost and her spiky junior partner, Willowjean ‘Will’ Parker, immerse themselves in the seedy milieu of pulp magazines, circa 1947. The novel reads as easy as fine whiskey goes down.” 
The New York Times Book Review

“Slick and exciting . . . Spotswood’s third Pentecost and Parker adventure is a constant delight. . . The dialogue crackles, the mysteries intrigue and there is an abundance of wit and grit.”
–The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“You can’t get much better at honoring the golden age of pulp than Stephen Spotswood’s historical mysteries . . . In Spotswood’s latest, set in 1947, Parker and Pentecost are on the trail of a copycat killer getting all their ideas from the diabolical pages of a notorious pulp fiction writer. With dialogue and descriptions straight out of Chandler, and spunky heroines with plenty of pizzazz, Secrets Typed in Blood is not to be missed.”
–CrimeReads

“Brilliant . . . the Pentecost & Parker series will thrill fans of Stout’s iconic characters.”
BookPage, starred review

“Spotswood plays fair with readers in a complex plot offering plenty of vivid characters, clever dialogue, and plausible suspects. Pentecost and Parker are a great crime-fighting partnership whose popularity is bound to increase.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Undeniably engaging.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“As in the previous two books, the action is unrelenting, the plot serpentine, and the language delicious . . . Spotswood will, I hope, continue to delight readers with these witty, sophisticated, and wildly entertaining mysteries for many years to come.”
–HillRag

“I just love this series.”
Red Carpet Crash

“Clever, queer-friendly . . . I was fully surprised by the twists and turns in the narrative as Parker hunts down criminals at the behest of her genius boss, like a female latter-day version of Archie Goodwin doing the legwork for the housebound Nero Wolfe.”
Criminal Element

Praise for Stephen Spotswood and the Pentecost and Parker Mystery series:
 
“Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel.”
—Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of The Searcher
 
“A delight . . . it’s a pleasure to watch [Pentecost and Parker] sifting through red herrings and peeling secrets back like layers of an onion.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“Bullets, blood, bodies, and belly-laughs: all the ingredients of a classic mystery novel. Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of ‘em!”
—Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series

Takes gritty 40s noir, shakes it up, gives it a charming twist, and serves it up with unforgettable style. My new favorite sleuthing duo are Pentecost and Parker, the spiritual sisters of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. . .Utterly brilliant!”
—Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries

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