Matt Coyle & Patricia Smiley - An Evening in Conversation

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Introduced by Jacqueline Winspear

Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty. In Pacific Homicide, LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save her partner's life.

While she waits for the police commission to rule her shooting was within policy, she's called out to probe the gruesome homicide of Anya Nosova, a nineteen-year-old Russian beauty whose body is found in the Los Angeles sewer system. With her own case in limbo, Davie knows that any mistakes in the investigation could end her career. Meanwhile, as she hunts for the murderer, somebody from her past is hunting her. Knowing she's in the crosshairs, Davie must bring Anya's killer to justice before her life and the lives of those she loves are destroyed. 

Patricia Smiley (Los Angeles, CA) is a bestselling mystery author whose short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. Patricia has taught writing classes at various conferences throughout the US and Canada, and she served on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.

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In Dark Fissures, Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced Rick killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that’s piling up says murder and it all points to Rick. With Moretti on his tail and the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes a paying case that will stave off the bank, but pits him against Moretti and the La Jolla Police Department.

Brianne Colton, a beautiful country singer, is convinced her estranged husband’s suicide was really murder. Rick is unconvinced, but the mortgage has to be paid. Each new piece of evidence convinces him she’s right. He breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne even, as he begins to question her motives.

As Moretti cinches the vise tighter, with Rick unable to trust the FBI, evil forces emerge from the shadows who will do anything, including torture and murder, to stop Rick from uncovering the truth.

Bestselling author Matt Coyle is the winner of the Anthony Award, the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, and the San Diego Book Award. Matt has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has worked in the restaurant, golf, and sports collectible businesses. This is the third in his Rick Cahill crime series, following Yesterday’s Echo and Night Tremors. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus.

 

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Pacific Homicide: A Mystery Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780738750217
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Published: Midnight Ink - November 8th, 2016

Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty. LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save another officer's life.


Dark Fissures (Rick Cahill Thrillers) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608092260
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 6th, 2016

2017 Macavity Award nominee, Best Novel

From Anthony Award-winning and best-selling author, the third in the Rick Cahill series: