The good detective
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019].
Status:
7 copies, 4 people are on the wait list.
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Central New Detectives
D MCMAH
On Holdshelf
Central New Detectives
D MCMAH
Due Jun 24, 2019
Glencarlyn New Detectives
D MCMAH
Due Jun 28, 2019
Shirlington New Detectives
D MCMAH
Due Jul 11, 2019
Shirlington New Detectives
D MCMAH
Due Jul 3, 2019
Show All Copies
Description
"John McMahon is one of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. His first novel, The Good Detective, which is pretty much perfect, features a decent if flawed hero battling personal troubles while occupied with a murder case of great consequence to his community."--New York Times Book ReviewIntroducing 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 died in an accident. Since that night, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman 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 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's certain is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one 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 his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown.
More Details
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
308 pages ; 24 cm.
Street Date:
1901.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525535539, 0525535535

Notes

Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McMahon, J. (2019). The good detective. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McMahon, John, 1970-. 2019. The Good Detective. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McMahon, John, 1970-, The Good Detective. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McMahon, John. The Good Detective. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
caa3e51c-e7d2-1436-d2aa-bdf82dd3f27b
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time Jun 24, 2019 02:38:47 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Jun 24, 2019 02:38:20 PM

MARC Record

LEADER04274cam a2200505 i 4500
001on1033546986
003OCoLC
00520190321142729.0
008180430s2019    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a  2018015104
019 |a 1084555456
020 |a 9780525535539 |q (hardcover)
020 |a 0525535535
035 |a (OCoLC)1033546986 |z (OCoLC)1084555456
037 |b Penguin Group USA, Attn: Order Processing 405 Murray Hill Pkwy, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, 07073-2136 |n SAN 201-3975
040 |a DLC |b eng |e rda |c DLC |d OCLCO |d BDX |d YDX |d NZLEP |d SSH |d DWP |d UOK |d UtOrBLW
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us-ga
092 |a D MCMAH
1001 |a McMahon, John, |d 1970- |e author. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2018024678.
24514 |a The good detective / |c John McMahon.
263 |a 1901.
264 1 |a New York : |b G.P. Putnam's Sons, |c [2019]
264 4 |c ?2019.
300 |a 308 pages ; |c 24 cm.
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier.
520 |a 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.
650 0 |a Murder |x Investigation |z Georgia |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Arson |z Georgia |v Fiction.
650 0 |a Lynching |z Georgia |v Fiction.
655 7 |a Detective and mystery fiction. |2 lcgft |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026280.
655 7 |a Mystery fiction. |2 gsafd.
907 |a .b20623884 |b 06-22-19 |c 01-08-19
998 |a (5)caf |a gaf |a (5)saf |b 05-24-19 |c m |d a |e 3 |f eng |g nyu |h 4
905 |a MARS
994 |a Z0 |b VIA
989 |g 0 |i 31000003354183 |j 0 |k 06-24-19 |l cafdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 06-03-2019 17:28 |d 05-25-2019 12:46 |h 05-18-2019 12:30 |u 5 |v 0 |w 5 |x 0 |y .i22391927 |z 03-21-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000003354209 |j 0 |k 06-28-19 |l gafdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 06-07-2019 10:35 |d 05-29-2019 15:44 |h 05-18-2019 14:11 |u 6 |v 0 |w 6 |x 0 |y .i22391897 |z 03-21-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000000454838 |j 0 |k 07-03-19 |l safdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 06-12-2019 12:45 |d 06-04-2019 12:07 |h 06-01-2019 10:42 |u 4 |v 0 |w 4 |x 0 |y .i22375727 |z 03-14-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000003337170 |j 0 |k 07-11-19 |l safdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 06-20-2019 14:28 |d 06-15-2019 10:23 |h 06-05-2019 14:53 |u 5 |v 0 |w 5 |x 0 |y .i2242684x |z 04-08-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000003354191 |j 0 |k 06-25-19 |l safdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 06-04-2019 18:23 |d 06-04-2019 11:46 |h 05-29-2019 18:57 |u 6 |v 0 |w 6 |x 0 |y .i22391903 |z 03-21-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000003354175 |j 0 |k  - - |l cafdn |m Sat Jun 22 2019 02:29PM: IN TRANSIT from SHLIB to c |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s ! |t 1 |e  - - |d 06-22-2019 14:29 |h 05-28-2019 15:14 |u 4 |v 1 |w 4 |x 0 |y .i22391939 |z 03-21-19
989 |g 0 |i 31000003354167 |j 0 |k 07-05-19 |l safdn |o - |p $27.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e 05-26-2019 13:58 |d 05-24-2019 11:21 |h 05-03-2019 11:25 |u 4 |v 1 |w 4 |x 0 |y .i22391915 |z 03-21-19