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The Ways of the Dead

(2014)
(The first book in the Sully Carter series)
A novel by

 
 
The Ways of the Dead is a great read. If this is Tucker’s first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next.’ Michael Connelly

TRUE DETECTIVE meets HOUSE OF CARDS in the electrifying first novel of a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter

The body of the teenage daughter of a powerful Federal judge is discovered in a dumpster in a bad neighbourhood of Washington, DC. It is murder, and the local police immediately arrest the three nearest black kids, bad boys from a notorious gang.

Sully Carter, a veteran war correspondent with emotional scars far worse than the ones on his body, suspects that there's more to the case than the police would have the public know.

With the nation clamouring for a conviction, and the bereaved judge due for a court nomination, Sully pursues his own line of enquiry, in spite of some very dangerous people telling him to shut it down.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Ways of the Dead is a great read. Deep characters, pitch perfect dialogue and a plot with as many curves as the Rock Creek Parkway as it moves through the side of Washington D.C. far away from the Smithsonian. Neely Tucker takes this novel up an even further notch with a story framed around the hot button issues of our time, including race, justice and the media. If this is Tucker's first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next." - Michael Connelly

"From the powerful opening to the shocking finale, "The Ways of the Dead" delivers the very best in gritty, hard-edged suspense. Complex characters, taut dialogue, and a riveting plot all add up to one extremely excellent novel." - Lisa Gardner

"In a textured, wholly believable Washington, D.C., simultaneously near and far from the corridors of power, Neely Tucker, in his accomplished mystery debut, has created a gripping tale of secrets and lies, malice and mayhem . . . and very dead young women." - Otto Penzler

"Tough, exciting, always intelligent, Neely Tucker's "The Ways of the Dead" captures the multi-layered corruption and cynicism--and the edge-of-the-ledge danger--of a hard-nosed former war reporter digging out a serial killer in the backstreets of Washington, D.C." - John Sandford


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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ways Of The Dead (Thorndike Press Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
ISBN: 1-4104-7319-8 / 978-1-4104-7319-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Ways of the Dead (Sully Carter 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
ISBN: 1-78089-221-7 / 978-1-78089-221-4 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ways of the Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Neely Tucker
ISBN: 0-670-01658-6 / 978-0-670-01658-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ways of the Dead (Sully Carter 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
ISBN: 0-09-959172-3 / 978-0-09-959172-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ways of the Dead: A Sully Carter Novel
Author(s): Neely Tucker
ISBN: 0-14-312734-9 / 978-0-14-312734-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
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July 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
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June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead (Sully Carter Book 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead: A Sully Carter Novel (Sully Carter Series Book 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Penguin Books
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