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The Detective Next Door by W C Gordon

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Darkly fascinating and original…

An accidental murder, a dismembered corpse, and a web of lies haunts this gripping debut from Gordon. The protagonist is a regular cop who likes to do his duty with as much diligence as possible and be left alone otherwise. What when a break-in turns deadly, the fact that he, a white cop, killed a man of color forces him to cover up the murder. As the police investigation closes in, he finds himself scrambling to come up with an escape plan. With his experience as a law enforcement officer, Gordon gives a fresh twist to the usual genre tropes: the nitty gritty of the inner workings of law enforcement, the investigative details, and red herrings. Despite its grim theme, the story makes for a breezy read. The fast-paced narrative, the sly, dark humor, and the increasingly complex life of the protagonist make this a must-read for lovers of psychological thrillers.


The Detective Next Door

By W C Gordon

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Pub date May 14, 2020

ISBN 9780578680064

Price $9.99 (USD) Paperback, $4.15 Kindle edition

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  1. I stumbled upon this author on Instagram and liked his page. I decided to give the book a try and am glad that I did. It was an effortless read that kept me turning the pages due to the fast pace. Grim at times and hilariously funny at others. I would recommend for anyone who enjoys a crime read or something off-beat a’ la Palahniuk, Hiassen, or Levin.

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