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The Philadelphia Quarry

(2013)
(The second book in the Willie Black series)
A novel by

 
 
Black is back. Willie Black was last seen, in Oregon Hill, risking the final tattered remnants of his checkered careeer - and his life - to free a man almost everyone else believed was guilty. Willie's still covering the night police beat with its DDGBs and dirt naps, still avoiding the hawk that periodically swopps down to pluck away a few more of his colleagues in a floundering business. He still drinks too much, smokes too much. The only thing that keeps him employed: He's a damn fine reporter. Even his beleaguered bosses would concede that.

Willie finds himself neck-deep in a part of Richmond that a boy growing up in Oregon Hill could only experience through illicit midnight stories at the city's most exclusive swimming hole. The Quarry was where Alicia Parker Simpson identified Richard Slade as her rapist, 28 years ago. Then, five days after DNA evidence freed Slade from the prison system in which he had spent his adult life, Alicia Simpson is shot to death.

Hardly anyone doubts that Richard Slade did it. Who could blame him? But Willie has his doubts. When the full weight of the city's old money falls on him, trying to crush the story, he only becomes more determined to chase the things that always seems to get him in trouble - the truth. The fact that Richard Slade is his cousin, a link to his long-dead African-American father, only makes Willie more tenacious.

In the end, Willie will be drawn back to the Philadelphia Quarry, where it all started so long ago and in whose murky waters the truth lies.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-57962-335-2 / 978-1-57962-335-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-57962-374-3 / 978-1-57962-374-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry (Willie Black Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-4708-9808-X / 978-1-4708-9808-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry: The Willie Black Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-4708-9809-8 / 978-1-4708-9809-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry (Willie Black Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Howard Owen
ISBN: 1-4708-9806-3 / 978-1-4708-9806-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry: Willie Black, Book 2
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry: Willie Black, Book 2
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry: Willie Black, Book 2
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry: Willie Black, Book 2
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Philadelphia Quarry (Willie Black Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Howard Owen
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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