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The Ways of the Dead

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

 
 
"An exciting first novel that echoes the best writing of Pete Hamill and George Pelecanos, mixed with bits of The Wire and True Detective."
- The Miami Herald

The electrifying first novel in a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter

Sarah Reese, the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C. judge, is dead, her body discovered in a slum in the shadow of the Capitol. Though the police promptly arrest three local black kids, newspaper reporter Sully Carter suspects there's more to the case. Reese's slaying might be related to a string of cold cases the police barely investigated, among them the recent disappearance of a gorgeous university student.

A journalist brought home from war-torn Bosnia and hobbled by loss, rage, and alcohol, Sully encounters a city rife with its own brand of treachery and intrigue. Weaving through D.C.'s broad avenues and shady backstreets on his Ducati 916 motorcycle, Sully comes to know not just the city's pristine monuments of power but the blighted neighborhoods beyond the reach of the Metro. With the city clamoring for a conviction, Sully pursues the truth about the murders - all against pressure from government officials, police brass, suspicious locals, and even his own bosses at the paper.

A wry, street-smart hero with a serious authority problem, Sully delves into a deeply layered mystery, revealing vivid portraits of the nation's capital from the highest corridors of power to D.C.'s seedy underbelly, where violence and corruption reign supreme - and where Sully must confront the back-breaking line between what you think and what you know, and what you know and what you can print. Inspired by the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders and set in the last glory days of the American newspaper, The Ways of the Dead is a wickedly entertaining story of race, crime, the law, and the power of the media. Neely Tucker delivers a flawless rendering of a fast-paced, scoop-driven newsroom - investigative journalism at its grittiest.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"A great read...I can't wait for what's coming next." - Michael Connelly


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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)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2014 : UK Hardback
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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)
Publisher: Century
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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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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead (Sully Carter Book 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ways of the Dead: A Novel (Sully Carter Series Book 1)
Author(s): Neely Tucker
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA