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Dry Bones in the Valley

Tom Bouman

WINNER OF THE EDGAR FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK AWARD – THRILLER/MYSTERY

‘A tough, edgy thriller … readers of smart literary thrillers are going to love this novel. I wish like hell that my name were on the cover.’ Wiley Cash

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9780571320653
Date Published
04.08.2014
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Summary

‘A tough, edgy thriller … readers are going to love this. I wish like hell that my name were on the cover.’ Wiley Cash, New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2014 Gold Dagger for This Dark Road to Mercy

WINNER of the LA Times Book Award – Thriller/Mystery
WINNER of the Edgar Best First Novel
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul.

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the dual encroachment of fracking companies and drug dealers bring money and troubles to the area. As a second body turns up, Henry’s search for the killer opens old wounds and dredges up ancient crimes which some people desperately want to keep hidden.

With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman immerses readers in this changing landscape. In these derelict woods, full of whitetail deer and history, the hunt is on…

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Tom Bouman is the author of Fateful Mornings and Dry Bones in the Valley, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in upstate New York.

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