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A Good Kill

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472288974

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 17th June 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

An electrifying mystery featuring a troubled small-town police detective faced with three interwoven crimes that reveal sinister secrets about his community–and the deaths of his family, by the Edgar Award-and Thriller Award- short-listed author whose novels have been described by the New York Times Book Review as “pretty much perfect.”

In the years since the mysterious deaths of his wife and child, P.T. Marsh, a police detective in the small Georgia town of Mason Falls, has faced demons–both professional and personal. But when he is called to the scene of a school shooting, the professional and personal become intertwined, and he suspects that whoever is behind the crime may be connected to his own family tragedy.

As Marsh and his partner Remy investigate the shooting, they discover that it is far from straightforward, and their search for answers leads them to a conspiracy at the highest levels of local government–including within the police force. The stakes in the case become increasingly high, culminating in a showdown that has Marsh questioning everything he knows, and wondering if some secrets are better left undiscovered.

Praise for John McMahon:

‘One of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. The Good Detective….is pretty much perfect.’ New York Times Book Review

‘Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands‘ John Hart, New York Times bestselling author

‘McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold.’ Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

‘Southern gothic mingles with modern noir’ Kirkus

Reviews

Praise for John McMahon: 'This unusually accomplished debut is the first in a projected series; with Marsh still having demons to deal with, the table is set for much more compelling, character-centric stories to come. Crime-fiction fans are advised to get in at the start.
Booklist
[John McMahon is] a talented writer with a good sense of place, and readers are sure to look forward to Marsh's next outing.
Publishers Weekly
Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands
John Hart, New York Times bestselling author
McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold.
Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author
Southern gothic mingles with modern noir
Kirkus