HOOKS THE READER RIGHT AWAY: Immediately placing a troubled character in an impossible position, with high stakes both personal and procedural, The Good Detective hooks the reader within pages.
CHARACTERS TO ROOT FOR (AND WORRY ABOUT): Still heartbroken from the loss of his wife and son, constantly making decisions that endanger his reputation and well-being, determined to do great detective work but all-too-often undercutting his own efforts, P.T. is a character readers can invest in. And his partner Remy and his bulldog Purvis make for good traveling mates.
SWIFT, SPARE PROSE: With writing that grabs you by the lapels, John McMahon keeps a reader’s attention from beginning to end.
STRONG CATEGORY: Detective novels are perennial bestsellers and a Putnam mainstay, and this will please fans of Nick Petrie and Ace Atkins.
START OF A SERIES: We own two novels by McMahon, and P.T. Marsh will return in future adventures.
“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
“Southern gothic mingles with modern noir…”—Kirkus
“[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
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