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Now Available: The Night Detectives
The new David Mapstone Mystery

Critical acclaim for The Night Detectives: A David Mapstone Mystery:

"As their private lives settle down, both Mapstone and Peralta face heightened danger from a terrifying and all-too-plausible enemy... Mapstone’s seventh outing (after South Phoenix Rules, 2010) features tight prose and plotting and a pair of complex and fallible protagonists whose character development continues in a series that just keeps getting better."
— Booklist starred review

"Succinct, wry descriptions of politics and the unwieldy development of Phoenix run alongside the fast-paced plot...The journey is thoroughly satisfying."

— Publishers Weekly

"Even writers who have found their groove like to refresh themselves and their sleuths. Jon Talton started the process when he arranged for his Phoenix sheriff, Mike Peralta, to be voted out of office, making things considerably tougher for his series hero, David Mapstone, the sheriff’s deputy. In The Night Detectives, Mapstone and Peralta have gone into business as private detectives, and their first case sends Mapstone to San Diego to investigate the death of a young woman whose thuggish “brother” isn’t happy with the official suicide verdict. The case itself is only mildly interesting, but the trip drags Mapstone out of his slump, gives his marriage a boost and gets the new partnership off to a flying start."

— Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times


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