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The Do-right

(2015)
(The first book in the Delpha Wade series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best First Novel
Winner of the 2015 Dashiell Hammett Prize and 2016 Shamus Award

1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one, too, but he got away. Now, after 14 years in prison, she's out. It's 1973, and nobody's rushing to hire a parolee. Persistence and smarts land her a secretarial job with Tom Phelan, an ex-roughneck turned neophyte private eye. Together, these two pry into the dark corners of Beaumont, a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced town dominated by Big Oil.

A mysterious client plots mayhem against a small petrochemical company - why? Searching for a teenage boy, Phelan uncovers the weird lair of a serial killer. And Delpha - on a weekend outing - looks into the eyes of her rapist, the one who got away. The novel's conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise, excitement, and karmic justice. Sandlin's elegant prose, twisting through the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to friendship, compassion, and sexuality.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Lisa Sandlin's The Do-right

Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Do-Right
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-941026-19-2 / 978-1-941026-19-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Do-Right (Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery, 1)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-68457-214-2 / 978-1-68457-214-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Do-Right: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Do-Right: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Do-Right: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Do-Right: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Do-Right
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU