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Land of Shadows

(2014)
(The first book in the Detective Elouise Norton series)
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"A fresh voice in crime fiction. Fast, funny, heartbreaking and wise...Elouise Norton is the best new character you'll meet this year." - Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author, on Rachel Howzell Hall's Land of Shadows

Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton's new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it's a teenage suicide. Lou isn't buying the easy explanation.

For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self-made millionaire. . .and the man who may have murdered Lou's missing sister, Tori, thirty years ago. As Lou investigates the death of Monique Darson, she uncovers undeniable links between the two cases. But her department is skeptical.

Lou is convinced that when she solves Monique's case she will finally bring her lost sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justice. . .before Lou becomes his next victim?

"Gives voice to a rare figure in crime fiction: a highly complex, fully imagined black female detective." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Trail of Echoes

Genre: Mystery
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"Detective Elouise Norton is the best new character you'll meet this year." - Lee Child


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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Land of Shadows (Detective Elouise Norton)
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
ISBN: 1-4104-8768-7 / 978-1-4104-8768-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Land of Shadows (Detective Elouise Norton)
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
ISBN: 0-7653-3635-9 / 978-0-7653-3635-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Land of Shadows (Detective Elouise Norton)
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
ISBN: 0-7653-3637-5 / 978-0-7653-3637-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Land of Shadows (A Detective Elouise Norton novel)
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
ISBN: 1-78329-272-5 / 978-1-78329-272-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Land of Shadows (Detective Elouise Norton Book 1)
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
Publisher: Forge Books
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May 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Land of Shadows: A Detective Elouise Norton Novel
Author(s): Rachel Howzell Hall
Publisher: Titan Books
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