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Michael Sears



Michael Sears is the author of Black Fridays, a thriller with a financial twist, released by Duckworth in the UK and by Putnam in the US. It has been nominated for five major awards in the US as Best Debut Novel. Sears was a Managing Director for two different Wall Street firms, where he worked in the bond market for twenty years and, earlier, in foreign exchange and derivatives.
 

Awards: Nero (2022), Shamus (2013)  see all

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
December 2024

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Love the Stranger
(Queens Mystery, book 2)
Series
Jason Stafford
   1. Black Fridays (2012)
   2. Mortal Bonds (2013)
   3. Long Way Down (2015)
   4. Saving Jason (2016)
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Queens Mystery
   1. Tower of Babel (2021)
   2. Love the Stranger (2024)
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Michael Sears recommends
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The Missing American (2020)
(Emma Djan, book 1)
Kwei Quartey
"Mr. Quartey combines African internet scams, a menacing juju priest and political corruption with a cast of unforgettable characters, led by the formidable young Emma, who could easily become my favorite new detective. The sounds, sights, troubles and aspirations of modern-day Ghana are revealed with an unsparing eye and an understanding heart."
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The Deep Dark Descending (2017)
(Max Rupert and Joe Talbert, book 4)
Allen Eskens
"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart. Eskens's characters will haunt you long after you finish reading."
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Burning Heat (2016)
(Brack Pelton, book 2)
David Burnsworth
"Burnsworth brings to the lowcountry the same unflinching eye that James Lee Burke turns to the bayou."

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Books containing stories by Michael Sears
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Cooked to Death: Lying on a Plate (2017)
More Tales of Crime and Cookery
(Cooked to Death, book 2)
edited by
Rhonda Gilliland

Awards
2022 Nero Award : Tower of Babel
2013 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel : Black Fridays

Award nominations
2013 ITW Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Black Fridays
2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Black Fridays
2013 Barry Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Black Fridays
2013 Anthony Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Black Fridays


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