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Matt Coyle

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Matt Coyle is the bestselling author of the Rick Cahill crime series. His books have won the Anthony, Ben Franklin Silver, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Silver, and San Diego Book Awards, and have accrued nominations for the Macavity, Anthony, Shamus, Lefty, WRONG LIGHT, his latest novel and came out in December and has been nominated for the Lefty Award and been named a Top Pick for 2018. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus, where he is writing the sixth Rick Cahill novel. You can find him online at:

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Yesterday's Echo (Rick Cahi...

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Night Tremors (Rick Cahill,...

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Blood Truth (Rick Cahill, #4)

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Wrong Light (Rick Cahill, #5)

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"“Lost Tomorrows” by Matt Coyle is a continuation of former cop Rick Cahill’s troubled journey. New readers will immediately become immersed in the story because most background events took place before regular readers met Cahill for the first time..." Read more of this review »
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"The sixth in the series, P.I. Rick Cahill is back and his life is a mess. It becomes even messier with a phone call. Krista Landingham, Rick’s former mentor and partner at the SBPD, has died. Rick doesn’t want to go to the funeral, and for good re..." Read more of this review »
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"Readers who have enjoyed the previous books in this series will not be disappointed. New readers will be hooked and go back to read the series from the beginning. After years of Cahill's search, will we finally know who killed Cahill's wife many y..." Read more of this review »
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Michael Murphy Matt, congratulations on the success of your books. Love the cover for Yesterday's Echo. Thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Hope you'll put my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club on your to-read list.

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Linda Schroeder Love the cover of The Disposables. Looking forward to reading it.

Jeannie and Louis Rigod Matt, Thank you for becoming our friend here on Goodreads.

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Kris Neri Thanks for friending this mystery & paranormal author, Matt. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.


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Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery

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Matt Hi Zoe,
Thanks for the friendship.
I'm currently reading DARE ME by Megan Abbott. The first I've read of her and I'm now a fan. How about you?

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Zoë Sharp Hi Matt

Thank you for Friending me. I see you have a lot of classics among your favourite books. I re-read LORD OF THE FLIES recently to do a guest blog on it. Great book.

What are you reading at the moment?

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