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A Fire in the Night

(2021)
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Acclaimed Southern mystery master Christopher Swann delivers "a book that's literary fiction, a spy novel, and a relentless thriller all in one" (Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author), perfect for fans of Linwood Barclay and Michael Farris Smith.

Nick Anthony has retreated to the North Carolina mountains to mourn the untimely death of his wife. Once a popular professor, Nick just wants to be left alone with his grief. But when his estranged brother and sister-in-law die in a house fire, a stunned Nick learns he has a niece, Annalise, who is missing.
 
At the scene of the crime, the men who set the fire have realized Annalise, and the information they are looking for, got away. Feverish and exhausted, she stumbles onto her uncle's porch, throwing Nick into the middle of the mystery of her parents’ death and the dangerous criminals hunting her down.
 
 Hired to retrieve the stolen information at any price, private military contractor Cole and his team track Annalise to Nick’s cabin. But Nick has a hidden past of his own—and more than a few deadly tricks up his sleeve.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Swann really delivers with his latest, a solid murder mystery starring Nick, a grieving former professor with a secret past and an orphaned niece who shows up on his doorstep. Tense and action-packed, with an ending that will make your heart stop, A Fire in the Night is a nail-biter with a Southern twang." - Kimberly Belle

"Swann never disappoints." - J T Ellison

"I don't know how Swann did it -- he's written a mesmerizing book that's literary fiction, a spy novel, and a relentless thriller all in one." - Lee Goldberg

"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." - Alex Segura


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Hardback Editions

September 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Fire in the Night: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Swann
ISBN: 1-64385-756-8 / 978-1-64385-756-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Fire in the Night
Author(s): Christopher Swann
ISBN: 1-66651-823-9 / 978-1-66651-823-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Fire in the Night
Author(s): Christopher Swann
ISBN: 1-66651-879-4 / 978-1-66651-879-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   


September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Fire in the Night
Author(s): Christopher Swann
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

September 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Fire in the Night: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Swann
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU