by Joseph J. Gabriele (Goodreads Author)
In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal—where nothing is what it appears to be—a man…more
In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal—where nothing is what it appears to be—a man is murdered and an iconic musical instrument is stolen during a gathering at Eliot Sexton’s Park Avenue apartment. The stolen item—an object of desire worshipped by millions—is the key to solving the crime, or so the detective brought in to investigate believes. The murder, however, is not nearly as straightforward as it seems—nor is the theft.
Though the island of Manhattan presents no shortage of suspects—many of them capable of killing to satisfy their appetites—Eliot, a young economic historian and writer, soon becomes the prime suspect. As he draws closer to the truth behind the theft and murder, he also becomes the killer’s next target.
Irreverent, provocative, and utterly unpredictable, Dangerous Illusions is a weeklong polyrhythmic journey into contemporary New York that will keep readers guessing right up to its thrilling conclusion. [close]
by Thierry Sagnier (Goodreads Author)
Behind the polished marble of Washington DC, lies dark alleys where everyone thirst…more
Behind the polished marble of Washington DC, lies dark alleys where everyone thirsts for something. Mamadou was an excellent police officer in Senegal, but now he drives a car. Josie’s a recovering crack addict looking for her missing boyfriend who stole a shipment. Now, the Zulu wants his drugs, Mamadou wants revenge, Joe just wants to do his job for once, and Colin wants to save his girlfriend’s daughter. All Josie wants is to remember what Herbie might have told her...what the Zulu insists she knows. If she doesn’t, she’s dead too. Mollie Catfish...? Well she wants it all.
"I hope Sagnier is hard at work on the sequel. There's still a lot I want to know about Marsh and his hard-bitten colleagues."
"The author follows in the path of Raymond Chandler and others who marry the energy and thrills of crime fiction with high quality prose."
"Sagnier's prose is wonderful to read. Like so many of his characters - it flows in a seemingly carefree way - but there is something else lurking just below the surface." [close]
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