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Alex Segura

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Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel SILENT CITY, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. SILENT CITY and its sequel, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, will be out via Polis Books in 2016. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the Occupy Riverdale story and the upcoming ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.

Genres: Mystery
New Books
Graphic Novels
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : Blackout
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2020) : Miami Midnight

Alex Segura recommends
Blessed Are the Dead (2014)
(Gabriella Giovanni Mystery, book 1)
Kristi Belcamino
"Gabriella Giovanni ... has the makings of a character fans will be following for years to come ... A must-read."
The Throwaway (2018)
Michael Moreci
"Timely, evocative and vibrantly of-the-moment."
The Desire Card (2019)
Lee Matthew Goldberg
"Lee Matthew Goldberg has created a Bonfire of the Varieties for a new generation...."
The Pandora Room (2019)
(Ben Walker, book 2)
Christopher Golden
"A haunting look at what happens when a legendary myth crashes into our stark reality, Christopher Golden’s THE PANDORA ROOM has it all ? a chilling premise, taut pacing and a compelling protagonist in the complex and heroic Sophie Durand. A globe-trotting supernatural thriller that also feels deeply personal at the same time, Golden’s sharp and powerful prose will keep readers glued to this book. You’re in for a wild ride."
Deception Cove (2019)
(Winslow and Burke, book 1)
Owen Laukkanen
"Owen Laukkanen is a powerhouse writer... Intimate and cinematic at the same time. A must-read."
The Lucky One (2020)
Lori Rader-Day
"Dark, loaded with memorable twists, and featuring a complex, flawed, and unforgettable protagonist, The Lucky One cements Lori Rader-Day’s place as one of crime fiction’s strongest and most compelling voices. You will devour this timely, chilling novel and find yourself desperate for more."
Derailed (2020)
(Kelly Pruett Mystery, book 1)
Mary Keliikoa
"Mary Keliikoa's debut novel is an important addition to the PI genre - strong with voice, a compelling protagonist in Kelly Pruett, and unforgettable family secrets. DERAILED was hard to put down - and I can't wait to read the next book in this crackling new series."
Blacktop Wasteland (2020)
S A Cosby
"This book shook me in the best way possible. Cosby’s gritty, powerhouse novel evokes some of the modern masters - Mosley, Pelecanos, and Lehane - with a tone and vibe that is wholly unique. Epic but also grounded and painfully relevant, Blacktop Wasteland is a crime novel for today, and Shawn Cosby is a writer we’ll be hearing from for quite some time. I loved this book."
Hurry Home (2020)
Roz Nay
"A chilling, sharply-written and hard-to-put-down book that explores the true weight of our past mistakes and secrets and the primal connection of sisterhood. A propulsive and can't-miss novel that will have you speeding through until you reach its jaw-dropping conclusion. This one will be sticking with me for a while."
For the Best (2020)
Vanessa Lillie
"Lillie’s sophomore novel, For the Best, builds on an already impressive debut with a book that crafts a haunting, evocative mystery—starring a complicated and flawed protagonist in Jules. Lillie’s prose is taut and mesmerizing, and that ending knocked me for a loop. Don’t sleep on this book or Vanessa Lillie—a true rising star in crime fiction."
The Lady Upstairs (2020)
Halley Sutton
"Halley Sutton's The Lady Upstairs is a haunting, unforgettable debut that sizzles with menace and charm. This dark noir is loaded with mesmerizing characterization and a taut, always-moving plot that left me thirsty for more. Packed with well-crafted twists and a hypnotic voice, Sutton evokes the work of authors like Alafair Burke and Megan Abbott while adding her own unique verve and fire. I loved this book."
They're Gone (2020)
E A Barres
"They're Gone is a powerful, gritty mystery that firmly establishes E.A. Barres as a voice to be reckoned with in the genre. Barres deftly weaves two very different stories together to create one compulsively readable and defiantly of-the-moment whodunit that lingers with you long after you’ve read the last page."
Lightseekers (2021)
(Philip Taiwo, book 1)
Femi Kayode
"The best crime fiction transports and enlightens while also entertaining— and Lightseekers, a compulsive and illuminating debut, does that and more. This is a novel that honors and inverts the tried and true tropes of the amateur PI with a contemporary flair that feels assured and innovative. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that it had to end."
Girl, 11 (2021)
Amy Suiter Clarke
"GIRL, 11 is a powerful, engaging debut from Amy Suiter Clarke—and gives readers a memorable, genuine protagonist in Elle Castillo. Clarke crafts a tale of obsession, dark histories, and one woman’s quest to bring a terrifying killer to justice, GIRL, 11 is delivered with poise, style, and cunning - making it impossible to put down."
A Man Named Doll (2021)
(Happy Doll, book 1)
Jonathan Ames
"A MAN NAMED DOLL infuses the private eye concept with an unpredictable, vibrant energy, while losing none of the genre’s core, noir elements. Ames is a master of blending humor, pathos, and grit - and A MAN NAMED DOLL is no exception. A truly modern L.A. noir that still manages to feel timeless and steeped in the classics that came before."
A Fire in the Night (2021)
Christopher Swann
"A rural noir that's loaded with surprises, Christopher Swann's A FIRE IN THE NIGHT blends the moral grays of the best espionage stories with a taut, relentless mystery steeped in setting. Character-driven and memorable, A FIRE IN THE NIGHT is Swann's best yet."
Her Name is Knight (2021)
(Nena Knight, book 1)
Yasmin Angoe
"Her Name Is Knight is a roundhouse kick of a novel—intense, evocative, and loaded with character and international intrigue. Nena Knight is a protagonist for the ages and one readers will not soon forget. Her Name Is Knight isn’t just thrills and action, either—the book lingers with you long after you’ve finished. More, please."
Don't Know Tough (2022)
Eli Cranor
"I loved this book. Cranor blends noir and football masterfully, with the deft touch of Megan Abbott and the hardboiled punch of Ace Atkins. This is the sports crime novel I've been desperate to read, and I'm now unable to shake from my mind. Eli Cranor's debut crackles with voice and power. Don't miss this one."
One-Shot Harry (2022)
Gary Phillips
"Few books are able to capture the essence and vibe of classic hardboiled fiction and still manage to make the prose feel modern and of-the-moment. Gary Phillips does just that with One-Shot Harry and the memorable titular protagonist, Harry Ingram. This book is a swift uppercut of gritty storytelling that will keep you hungrily turning the pages, loaded with moments that will linger in your mind long after you've finished reading."
The Murder of Mr. Wickham (2022)
(Murder of Mr. Wickham, book 1)
Claudia Gray
"Claudia Gray's The Murder of Mr. Wickham is a charming, sharp, and engrossing mystery that evokes the meta wonder of League of Extraordinary Gentleman with the evocative depth of the Jane Austen library--delivered in a voice and tone that is modern and mesmerizing. Gray has crafted a book that one won't easily forget."
Complicit (2022)
Winnie M Li
"Harrowing, powerful, and impossible to forget, COMPLICIT is a novel very much immersed in today's issues and complexities, while also managing to be strikingly intimate and charged with emotion. Winnie M Li explores the dark corners of entrenched power dynamics to shed a light on society as a whole, and she does it masterfully and with precision. A magnificent book."
In the Dark We Forget (2022)
Sandra SG Wong
"In The Dark We Forget is a pulse-pounding and memorable thriller that explores the intricacies of family, memory, and identity. Wong has put together a captivating story that will resonate with readers for a long, long time."
The Things We Do in the Dark (2022)
Jennifer Hillier
"Jennifer Hillier writes the kind of propulsive, no-holds-barred crime fiction that keeps you up at night, with a style and verve that is unmatched. Things We Do in the Dark is a timely, engrossing thriller that will keep you turning the pages until dawn's light starts to creep through your bedroom window. Hillier is a master."
We Lie Here (2022)
Rachel Howzell Hall
"Loaded with surprises and shocking secrets, and propelled by Rachel Howzell Hall's magnificent prose, We Lie Here is a captivating thriller that I couldn't put down. It's very clear to me that Hall is one of the best crime writers working today, and she keeps getting better. We Lie Here is a can't-miss book."
Kismet (2022)
Amina Akhtar
"Kismet is an unforgettable read, with a fantastic setting and backdrop - sharp, haunting, and loaded with Amina Akhtar's hypnotic, visceral voice. Chilling, surprising, and loaded with biting commentary on the Sedona wellness community, this novel lingered with me for days after I finished it. Kismet is mesmerizing - a writer at the peak of her powers."
The Sleepless (2022)
Victor Manibo
"Manibo has crafted a sharp, immersive dose of speculative fiction, a potent blend of science fiction and noir. The Sleepless will prove its name: you won't be able to put it down, even as bedtime beckons."
Luda (2022)
Grant Morrison
"Grant Morrison is a modern mythmaker--a once-in-a-lifetime storyteller who has crafted some of the most evocative sagas of our generation. With Luda, Morrison has created a mesmerizing, evocative, and unforgettable journey that still manages to be grounded and character driven. Luda discards the trappings of genre boundaries to concoct something wholly new and truly phenomenal."
Real Bad Things (2022)
Kelly J Ford
"A powerful, grounded, and dark dose of rural noir, Real Bad Things is a tale of a homecoming gone wrong. Kelly J. Ford evokes the work of superstars like Gillian Flynn and Daniel Woodrell in this story of dark secrets coming back to roost and pulls it all through the prism of her own potent voice. This is a down and dirty crime novel that nods to the masters while keeping both feet firmly planted in the present. I loved it."
Blackwater Falls (2022)
(Detective Inaya Rahman, book 1)
Ausma Zehanat Khan
"Timely, haunting, and immersive. An of-the-moment crime novel that you shouldn't miss."

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