Neely Tucker signs THE WAYS OF THE DEAD

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:30pm


"If this is Tucker's first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next." —Michael Connelly
The electrifying first novel in a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter

When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C. judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder—but reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. From the city’s grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper. Based on the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders, Neely Tucker’s debut novel is a pitch-perfect rendering of a fast-paced newsroom and a layered, edge-of-your-seat mystery sure to please fans of Elmore Leonard and George Pelecanos.

About the Author

Neely Tucker is a veteran journalist with a career spanning twenty-five years, thirteen of which he spent at The Washington Post. His 2004 memoir, Love in the Driest Season, was named one of the Best 25 Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

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ISBN: 9780670016587
Published: Viking - June 12th, 2014