Michael Craven

Author of the John Darvelle mystery series

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COMING JUNE 21, 2016

“A thinking man’s detective takes on a cold case.… An exciting, well-written detective noir whose final twist raises it far above the ordinary.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Superior…. Fans of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser will relate to Darvelle, with his nuanced view of humanity and a loving partner to keep him honest.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Engaging…. The pleasure here is in joining Darvelle as he trolls between L.A. and La Jolla…breaking for ping-pong and beer, and staying with this intriguing mystery until he solves it.”
– Booklist

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NOMINATED FOR BOTH THE SHAMUS AWARD FOR BEST P.I. NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND THE NERO WOLFE AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY OF THE YEAR

“A suspenseful, well-plotted neo-noir… Readers will want to see more of Darvelle—a quirky, thoughtful detective with a wry sense of humor and a philosophical bent.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A terrific, fast-paced read… Michael Craven has captured perfectly the forbidden and deadly atmosphere of Hollywood at its darkest and deadliest.”
– New York Journal of Books

“Asides and quirks that, frankly, make me laugh more than I ever have (or ever thought possible) inside a mystery novel.”
– Three Guys One Book

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