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Kate’s 2¢: “Murder, D. C. by Neely Tucker

“Murder, D. C. by Neely Tucker
Kate’s 2¢: There is a plethora of in-depth biographies of authors and reviews of their books, that state the title, author, published date, and genre; as well as, describing what the book is about, setting, and character(s), so, Kate’s 2¢ merely shares my thoughts about what I read. I’m just saying…

Frenchmen’s Bend, a spit of land poking into the river, had been notorious for 150 years, since the days of slavery. Now, it had become the drug capital of the deadliest Capital.
I suspect that only in fiction, can one battered man be so beaten up and still come back to fight again. I know how sore my body is after only weeding the garden. I can imagine how one would feel after a thorough drubbing.

Neely Tucker is a novelist, journalist and author based in Washington, D.C.
A seventh-generation Mississippian, he was born in Holmes County, then the poorest county in the poorest state in America. His newspaper work includes stops at the Miami Herald, the Detroit Free Press and seventeen years at The Washington Post. As a foreign correspondent, he was based in Poland and Zimbabwe, working in more than sixty countries or territories, covering civil wars or violent uprisings in Europe, the Mid-East and Africa. Elmore Leonard, a longtime friend, used him as the basis and namesake for a character in “Cuba Libre.”
His memoir, Love in the Driest Season, was named one of the best 25 Books of 2004 by Publisher’s Weekly, the American Bookseller’s Association, the New York City Library and won numerous other awards. “Life After Death,” a story about his wife’s seven-year odyssey to help convict her daughter’s killer, was nominated by the Post for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize.
“The Ways of the Dead,” “Murder, D.C.,” and “Only the Hunted Run,” the first novels in the Sully Carter series, have earned glowing praise, with Kirkus saying that “There’s no more satisfying sight than a writer who knows exactly what he’s doing — and only gets better at what he does.”
He lives with his wife, three children and one Rottweiler.

Murder, D.C. DB98505
Tucker, Neely. Reading time: 11 hours, 3 minutes.
Read by Scott Sowers.

Suspense Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories

When the son of Washington, D. C.’s most influential African-American family is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter’s investigation must strike a dangerous balance between D. C.’s two extremes–the city’s desperate back streets and its highest corridors of power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
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