The Resource The good detective, John McMahon

The good detective, John McMahon

Label
The good detective
Title
The good detective
Statement of responsibility
John McMahon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introducing Detective P.T. Marsh in a swift and bruising debut where Elmore Leonard's staccato prose meets Greg Iles' Southern settings. How can you solve a crime if you've killed the prime suspect? Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia--until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since that night, caught in a spiral of grief and booze, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he decides to 'help out' an exotic dancer by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of a dead man, the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What he does know is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. But the trouble is only beginning. P.T. and his partner Remy begin to suspect the murder is connected to a local arson and lynching; two days earlier, the dead body of a black teenager was found in a burned-out field, a portion of a blackened rope around his neck--and P.T. realizes he might have killed the #1 suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy's murder--a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights off his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown
Member of
Summary
Struggling with his professional detachment after the death of his wife and son, once-promising detective P. T. Marsh is implicated in the death of an abusive man who is subsequently linked to a hate killing
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760020
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahon, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Detective P. T. Marsh novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Arson
  • Lynching
Target audience
adult
Label
The good detective, John McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033546986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525535539
Lccn
2018015104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033546986
Label
The good detective, John McMahon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033546986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525535539
Lccn
2018015104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033546986

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