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The Nightworkers

(2020)
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“Electric, surprising, and tightly plotted . . . A compelling writer to watch.” Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire

“A gripping, big-hearted thriller . . . whip-smart and surprisingly funny.” —Harlan Coben

The Nightworkers is an electrifying debut crime novel from Brian Selfon about a Brooklyn family of money launderers thrown into chaos when a runner ends up dead and a bag of dirty money goes missing.

Shecky Keenan’s family is under fire—or at least it feels that way. Bank accounts have closed unexpectedly, a strange car has been parked near the house at odd hours, and Emil Scott, an enigmatic artist and the family’s new runner, is missing—along with the $250,000 of dirty money he was carrying.

Shecky lives in old Brooklyn with his niece Kerasha and nephew Henry, and while his deepest desire is to keep his little makeshift family safe, that doesn’t stop him from taking advantage of their talents. Shecky moves money for an array of unsavory clients, and Henry, volatile and violent but tenderhearted, is his bagman. Kerasha, the famed former child-thief of Bushwick, is still learning the family trade, but her quick mind and quicker fingers are already being put to use. They love one another, but trust is thin when secrets are the family trade. And someone will be coming for that missing money—soon.

Inspired by a career that has included corruption cases and wiretaps as an investigative analyst for New York law enforcement, Brian Selfon unspools a tale of crime and consequence through shifting perspectives across the streets, alleys, bodegas, and art studios of Brooklyn. The Nightworkers is an evocative blend of genres: a literary crime thriller with a mystery at the center of its big beating heart: What really happened to Emil Scott, and what can the future possibly hold for a family when crime is what keeps them together?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gripping, big-hearted thriller about a family of criminals coming apart at the seams. Whip-smart and surprisingly funny, The Nightworkers is a terrific debut about loyalty and the ties that bind." - Harlan Coben

"The Nightworkers grabbed me from page one, and led me breathlessly through what I think might be one of the best Brooklyn-set novels I've ever read?because it understands how the people and the place are inextricably linked. An absolutely stunning debut." - Rob Hart

"Page-turning Brooklyn noir meets compellingly complex family drama in Brian Selfon’s atmospheric, edgy, and thoroughly modern The Nightworkers. You’ll enjoy every unexpected page." - Kimberly McCreight

"The murder of a promising young painter lights the fuse for Brian Selfon’s deep dive into the wicked stain left by addiction, crime as just another business, and the way families can fall apart and then be partially patched back together in the most heartbreaking of ways." - Jenny Milchman

"The Nightworkers is a propulsive thriller that takes you by the throat and doesn’t let go. Brian Selfon’s riveting story about a Brooklyn money-laundering family shimmers with razor-sharp dialogue and nonstop suspense. Electric and gritty, this stunning debut is not to be missed." - E G Scott


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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
ISBN: 0-374-22201-0 / 978-0-374-22201-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: MCD
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Nightworkers: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Selfon
Publisher: MCD
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU