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The Poisoned Rose

(The first book in the Gin Palace Trilogy series)
A novel by

Shamus Awards Best Paperback original
An Amazon bestseller with over a quarter million reads!

To a corrupt chief of police intent on maintaining his power at all costs, part-time PI Declan "Mac" MacManus is a problem that must finally be addressed. Cursed with an unwavering sense of right and wrong, and a fierce loyalty to his few friends, Mac has become known as someone the working class of Southampton can turn to in times of desperate need. On a rain-swept night in October, Mac witnesses a brutal homicide, but he has learned that nothing on the East End is ever what it seems. Determined to hunt down an elusive hired killer before he can strike again, Mac is reunited with what is left of a prominent family he once knew well. But something more - something darker than Mac could have possibly foreseen - is at play here, and as a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge, Mac once again becomes the only hope for justice in a town that all too clearly belongs to the rich and powerful.

The Poisoned Rose was a stunning and wondrous debut, and The Bone Orchard only confirmed Daniel Judson's artistry and unique style, but those two dark gems do not prepare the reader for the huge leap forward that is The Gin Palace. The final outing of Declan "Mac" MacManus, one of our most compelling PIs, shows an author at the very height of his dizzying power. Fresh, vibrant, startling, and beautifully rendered, Judson's The Gin Palace Trilogy breathes a whole new energy into the genre. -- Ken Bruen, Author of Headstone

Award: Shamus Award Winner, 2002

"This taut thriller is far from predicable, and its dark and mysterious plot suits Judson's understated writing style"
--Publishers Weekly

"Daniel Judson is so much more than a crime-fiction novelist. He's a tattooed poet, a mad philosopher of the Apocalypse fascinated with exploring the darkest places in people's souls."
--Chicago Tribune

"Daniel Judson is a thoroughly accomplished writer."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Used availability for Daniel Judson's The Poisoned Rose

Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: The Poisoned Rose
Author(s): Daniel Judson
ISBN: 1-935415-67-0 / 978-1-935415-67-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Busted Flush Pr
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October 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Poisoned Rose
Author(s): D Daniel Judson
ISBN: 0-553-58419-7 / 978-0-553-58419-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Poisoned Rose: Gin Palace Trilogy Series, Book 1
Author(s): Daniel Judson
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition

Title: The Poisoned Rose: Gin Palace Trilogy Series, Book 1
Author(s): Daniel Judson
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2001 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Poisoned Rose (The Gin Palace Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Daniel Judson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU