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City Of Brick And Shadow

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best First Novel (nominee)

"Utterly unique and uniquely satisfying...a marvelous debut!"
Aimee Bender


Already struggling to keep their tiny congregation afloat, two Mormon missionaries stationed in the dangerous Latin American neighborhood of Vila Barbosa suspect the worst when Marco Aurelio, a man they recently baptized, disappears from a crowded street market. When the neighborhood's corrupt police force shows no interest, Elder Toronto and Elder Schwartz decide to investigate Marco Aurelio's disappearance themselves.

Breaking mission rule after mission rule, the elders doggedly pursue any clues that might lead them to their friend. As they interview the people who knew him - his short-tempered, bodybuilding brother; his gun-toting ex-wife; his mercurial former business partner - a tangled portrait emerges of an enigmatic con artist in over his head. At the edges of the investigation lurks a shadowy, mythical figure known only as the Argentine, a man who poses an increasingly dire threat to the two young missionaries as they plunge recklessly forward.

Tim Wirkus' City of Brick and Shadow is a fantastically fun ride, recasting the classic buddy-cop dynamic in a pair of hapless young missionaries; a gripping and unconventional mystery along the lines of The Yiddish Policemen's Union or Motherless Brooklyn.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: City Of Brick And Shadow
Author(s): Tim Wirkus
ISBN: 1-4405-8276-9 / 978-1-4405-8276-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrus Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: City Of Brick And Shadow
Author(s): Tim Wirkus
ISBN: 1-4405-9289-6 / 978-1-4405-9289-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: City of Brick and Shadow
Author(s): Tim Wirkus
ISBN: 1-5012-0052-6 / 978-1-5012-0052-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: City of Brick and Shadow
Author(s): Tim Wirkus
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: City Of Brick And Shadow
Author(s): Tim Wirkus
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


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