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The Better Part of Darkness

(2009)
(The first book in the Charlie Madigan series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rita Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil...

Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

Genre: Urban Fantasy    

"So gritty, vivid, and original that it flaunts one of the greatest qualities of good fantasy, utter believability." - Vicki Pettersson


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Used availability for Kelly Gay's The Better Part of Darkness

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Better Part of Darkness
Author(s): Kelly Gay
ISBN: 1-5011-0193-5 / 978-1-5011-0193-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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November 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan, Book 1)
Author(s): Kelly Gay
ISBN: 1-4391-0965-6 / 978-1-4391-0965-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Better Part of Darkness
Author(s): Kelly Gay
Publisher: Pocket Books
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November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Better Part of Darkness
Author(s): Kelly Gay
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA