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Street Justice

(2014)
(The seventh book in the Smokey Dalton series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
"Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author."Salon

In the first week of the new decade, an emergency phone call shatters Chicago Private Detective Smokey Dalton's hopes for a good 1970. His adopted son Jimmy and Jimmy's best friend and cousin Keith Grimshaw need help.

Smokey arrives at a South Side hotel across from the boys' school in time to clean up a horrible mess, one the boys mostly solve on their own. But the boys' heroic actions echo across all of Chicago. Smokey finds himself standing alone against street gangs, the mob, and the Democratic Machine.

If he fights this battle and fails, he stands to lose not only Jimmy and their future together, but also his life.

A finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America.

"Easy comparisons can be made to Dave Robicheaux, Spenser, and Easy Rawlins, but Smokey is his own man. Women want to be near him and cook his dinner as he settles his nerves with three fingers of Scotch. A great read for fans of detectives guarding an inner city's grimy streets." - Library Journal

"Dalton's hard won small victory vividly illustrates a turbulent period of our recent cultural history." - Publishers Weekly

"... a gripping read that drags us deeper into [Smokey] Dalton's uneasy world." - Entertainment Weekly on War at Home

Read the whole gripping series:

A Dangerous Road, Book 1

Smoke-Filled Rooms, Book 2

Thin Walls, Book 3

Stone Cribs, Book 4

War at Home, Book 5

Days of Rage, Book 6

Street Justice, Book 7

Acclaim for the Smokey Dalton Series

. Edgar Award nomination

. Shamus nomination for Best Private Eye Hardcover Novel

. Winner of two Spotted Owl Awards for Best Mystery by a Northwest Writer

. Oregon Book Award Nomination

Kris Nelscott is an open pen name used by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

The first Smokey Dalton novel, A Dangerous Road, won the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery and was short-listed for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; the second, Smoke-Filled Rooms, was a PNBA Book Award finalist; and the third, Thin Walls, was one of the Chicago Tribune's best mysteries of the year. Kirkus chose Days of Rage as one of the top ten mysteries of the year and it was also nominated for a Shamus award for The Best Private Eye Hardcover Novel of the Year.

Entertainment Weekly says her equals are Walter Mosley and Raymond Chandler. Booklist calls the Smokey Dalton books "a high-class crime series" and Salon says "Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author."

For more information about Kris Nelscott, or author Kristine Kathryn Rusch's other works, please go to KrisNelscott.com or KristineKathrynRusch.com.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Kris Nelscott's Street Justice

Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Street Justice: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 0-615-93514-1 / 978-0-615-93514-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: WMG Publishing
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Street Justice: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 0-615-86645-X / 978-0-615-86645-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wmg Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Street Justice
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 1-5226-7082-3 / 978-1-5226-7082-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Street Justice: Smokey Dalton, Book 7
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Street Justice: Smokey Dalton, Book 7
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Street Justice: Smokey Dalton, Book 7
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Street Justice: Smokey Dalton, Book 7
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Street Justice: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: WMG Publishing, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU