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The Gone Dead Train

(2014)
(The second book in the Billy Able series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)

2015 Edgar Award Nominee

"The Gone Dead Train is a spellbinding trek through Memphis, drenched in blues, blood, and black magic."
--Barry Lancet, author of Japantown and Tokyo Kill

Bestselling sensation Lisa Turner conjures a riveting Southern mystery set in Memphis, with echoes of Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil and Lisa Gardner, in which detective Billy Able is thrown into a vortex of bizarre murders, Santeria curses, flawed heroes, a damning photograph, and a stunning betrayal by a civil rights icon.

Recovering from the aftermath of a case that left his partner dead, Billy is back in Memphis and drawn into an ever-widening murder mystery that focuses on a disgraced major league baseball player, two legendary blues musicians on the lam, a straight-arrow cop tortured by her guilty conscience, and two iconic civil rights warriors with secrets so dark they'll shock the nation.
Detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. His previous case left him questioning everything he believes about his abilities as a cop and a friend, yet he's unable to turn off instincts he's honed after a decade on the force.
After he stops a crime from being committed, he finds himself embroiled in an even bigger scandal--a murder connected to a series of crimes dating back to the civil rights movement. Billy investigates and uncovers secrets so layered he can barely keep the truth from the lies. And Frankie Malone, the female cop on the case, is hiding something big, but is it connected to the investigation? With the help of a Santerian priest, Billy's search for the truth leads him deep into the underbelly of Memphis' past. But will he make it out alive?

Genre: Mystery
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gone Dead Train: A Mystery
Author(s): Lisa Turner
ISBN: 0-06-213619-4 / 978-0-06-213619-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gone Dead Train: A Mystery
Author(s): Lisa Turner
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Gone Dead Train: A Mystery
Author(s): Lisa Turner
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gone Dead Train: A Mystery
Author(s): Lisa Turner
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gone Dead Train: A Mystery
Author(s): Lisa Turner
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA