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The Good Detective

(2019)
(The first book in the Detective P.T. Marsh series)
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HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A CRIME IF YOU'VE KILLED THE PRIME SUSPECT?
A razor-sharp debut with the southern setting of True Detective and Sharp Objects, this is a perfect read for fans of acclaimed US crime writers like James Lee Burke, Greg Iles, Don Winslow and Michael Connelly.

'One of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. The Good Detective....is pretty much perfect.' New York Times Book Review

'Mark my words: John McMahon is about to join the ranks of crime fiction writers like Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Lee Child'
***** Goodreads reviewer

When Detective P.T. Marsh is called to a murder, he is stunned to find the victim is a violent thug he confronted the night before. Although he left the man alive, Marsh's fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

But when the body of a teenager is found in a field with a rope around his neck, it appears that the dead man had a sinister connection to the murder. Amid rising anger in the community and intense media pressure, Detective Marsh must risk everything to unravel the deadliest of puzzles.

'Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands' John Hart, New York Times bestselling author

'McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold.' Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

'Southern gothic mingles with modern noir'Kirkus

WHY READERS ARE HOOKED ON THE GOOD DETECTIVE:

'This is a must readfor 2019' ***** Goodreads reviewer

'Hands down one of the best debut novels I've had the pleasure of reading' ***** Goodreads reviewer

'One of the best stories with a southern setting that I have read since I read the last Greg Iles' ***** Goodreads reviewer

'The Good Detective is a wonderful debut' ***** Goodreads reviewer

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In The Good Detective McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold." - Reed Farrel Coleman

"The Good Detective is a debut with all of the ingredients: snappy procedural details, a sharp sense of place in the Deep South, and relentless momentum. John McMahon's outstanding first in the series introduces a sardonic and sympathetic lead in P.T. Marsh, and launches both McMahon and Marsh into what promises to be a great career in crime fiction." - Glen Erik Hamilton

"First fiction is dangerous business: many aspire, few succeed. Not so with John McMahon's debut, The Good Detective. Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands: murder, conflict, and a damaged, compelling hero, all delivered in prose so crisp and clean McMahon presents like an old pro. If he had a second novel on the shelves, I'd be reading it right now." - John Hart


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Used availability for John McMahon's The Good Detective

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Good Detective (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): John McMahon
ISBN: 1-64358-221-6 / 978-1-64358-221-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Detective (A P.T. Marsh Novel)
Author(s): John McMahon
ISBN: 0-525-53553-5 / 978-0-525-53553-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Detective (A P.T. Marsh Novel)
Author(s): John McMahon
ISBN: 0-525-53554-3 / 978-0-525-53554-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Detective
Author(s): John McMahon
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Good Detective
Author(s): John McMahon
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Detective (A P.T. Marsh Novel Book 1)
Author(s): John McMahon
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Detective: the 'pretty much perfect' US crime debut that is gripping readers everywhere
Author(s): John McMahon
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU