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That Left Turn at Albuquerque

(2020)
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A hardboiled valentine to the Golden State, That Left Turn at Albuquerque marks the return of noir master Scott Phillips.
 
Douglas Rigby, attorney-at-law, is bankrupt. He’s just sunk his last $200,000—a clandestine “loan” from his last remaining client, former bigshot TV exec Glenn Haskill—into a cocaine deal gone wrong. The lesson? Never trust anyone else with the dirty work. Desperate to get back on top, Rigby formulates an art forgery scheme involving one of Glenn’s priceless paintings, a victimless crime. But for Rigby to pull this one off, he’ll need to negotiate a whole cast of players with their own agendas, including his wife, his girlfriend, an embittered art forger, Glenn’s resentful nurse, and the man’s money-hungry nephew. One misstep, and it all falls apart—will he be able to save his skin?

Written with hard-knock sensibility and wicked humor, Scott Phillips’s newest novel will cement him as one of the great crime writers of the 21st century.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A hilarious, twisty, dark, and profane romp deep into a modern noir world. The people in a Scott Phillips novel are so damn authentic, they remind me of folks I met while covering the crime beat. Phillips proves once again why he's one of the best crime writers out there." - Ace Atkins

"In That Left Turn at Albuquerque, Phillips displays a master alchemist's touch. No one blends the elements of happenstance, malevolence, unintended consequences, irony and humor into crime fiction magic like Phillips. No one!" - Reed Farrel Coleman

"Many writers bill themselves as noir, but if you want to experience what the word truly means, in its finest expression, then pick up That Left Turn at Albuquerque, a brutally funny, wickedly clever nightmare that heralds the triumphant return of Scott Phillips, the twenty-first century's greatest purveyor of crime fiction." - Blake Crouch

"Phillips is a fearless, ambitious writer who never makes a false move." - George Pelecanos


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Used availability for Scott Phillips's That Left Turn at Albuquerque

Hardback Editions

March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
ISBN: 1-64129-109-5 / 978-1-64129-109-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
ISBN: 1-64129-257-1 / 978-1-64129-257-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
ISBN: 1-66449-000-0 / 978-1-66449-000-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: That Left Turn at Albuquerque
Author(s): Scott Phillips
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU