Peter de Jonge's second book, Buried on Avenue B, is set to go on sale July 24th, and I'm pretty sure you all should be getting excited! It is a sequel to his first novel, Shadows Still Remain, which introduced the hard-living but "utterly irresistible" (Chicago Tribune) heroine, NYPD Detective Darlene O' Hara.
Who doesn't love a noir thriller? And in this one, you have a sassy, dirty talking 90 year old, a band full of seedy gypsies and a flawed but talented cop relentlessly trying to track the murderer of a young boy.
James Patterson is a big fan and stated:
“I’ll bet you $1 that Buried On Avenue B is as good, or better, than any mystery novel that comes out of Scandinavia, the rest of Europe, or America from sea to shining sea this year. It isn’t exactly realism – but that’s because the dialogue is too sharp and funny.”
Hooked?? Me too! And just so you know, Peter is a huge supporter of libraries and credits them for keeping him going during difficult periods in his life. He will be guest blogging here on LLF on July 24th, and giving away copies of his book so be sure to tune in for that!