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Lights Out Summer

(2017)
(The fourth book in the Coleridge Taylor series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original
Winner of the 2018 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Private Eye Novel!!

In March 1977, ballistics link murders going back six months to the same Charter Arms Bulldog .44. A serial killer, Son of Sam, is on the loose. But Coleridge Taylor can't compete with the armies of reporters fighting New York's tabloid war--only rewrite what they get. Constantly on the lookout for victims who need their stories told, he uncovers other killings being ignored because of the media circus. He goes after one, the story of a young Black woman gunned down in her apartment building the same night Son of Sam struck elsewhere in Queens.

The story entangles Taylor with a wealthy Park Avenue family at war with itself. Just as he's closing in on the killer and his scoop, the July 13-14 blackout sends New York into a 24-hour orgy of looting and destruction. Taylor and his PI girlfriend Samantha Callahan head out into the darkness, where a steamy night of mob violence awaits them.

In the midst of the chaos, a suspect in Taylor's story goes missing. Desperate, he races to a confrontation that will either break the story--or Taylor.

Book 4 in the Coleridge Taylor Mystery series.



Used availability for Rich Zahradnik's Lights Out Summer

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lights Out Summer (A Coleridge Taylor Mystery)
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
ISBN: 1-60381-213-X / 978-1-60381-213-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Camel Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lights Out Summer (Coleridge Taylor Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
ISBN: 1-5047-9133-9 / 978-1-5047-9133-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lights Out Summer: Library Edition (Coleridge Taylor Mystery)
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
ISBN: 1-5047-9124-X / 978-1-5047-9124-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lights Out Summer (Coleridge Taylor Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
ISBN: 1-5047-9134-7 / 978-1-5047-9134-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lights Out Summer: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lights Out Summer: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery
Author(s): Rich Zahradnik
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK