Celebrate SWEET THING with David Swinson

Dawnbreaker by Jodi Meadows November 9thJoin us to celebrate the release of David Swinson's newest book, SWEET THING! He'll be joined by fellow author Dana King for what is sure to be an amazing conversation. 

In this epic standalone from David Swinson "one of the best dialogue hounds in the business" (NYTBR), Homicide Detective Alex Blum must answer a terrible question: 'how far would you go to love the wrong woman?'

In a red brick house on a tree-lined street, DC homicide detective Alex Blum stares at the bullet-pocked body of Chris Doyle. As he roots around for evidence, he finds an old polaroid: the decedent, arm in arm with Arthur Holland, Blum's informant from years ago when he worked at the Narcotics branch.

But Arthur has been missing for days. Blum’s only source: Arthur’s girl, Celeste—beautiful, seductive, and tragic—whom he can’t get out of his head. Blum is drawn to her and feels compelled to save her from Arthur’s underworld. As the investigation ticks on and dead bodies domino, Blum, unearths clues with damning implications for Celeste. Swallowed by desire, Blum’s single misstep sends him tunnelling down a rabbit hole of transgression. He may soon find the only way out is down below.

Set in 1999, Swinson, a former DC cop, offers a look back at a rougher, grittier, bygone DC replete with seedy strip clubs, pagers beeping, and Y2K anxiety. It’s here we’re taken inside sting operations, fluorescent-tinged interrogation chambers, and rooms that have seen irreversible mistakes. At once authentic, gritty, tragic, and profound, SWEET THING asks how far can you fall when the world teeters on the edge?

David Swinson is a retired police detective from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, having been assigned to Major Crimes. Swinson is the author of the critically acclaimed Frank Marr Trilogy: The Second Girl, Crime Song, and Trigger, and the standalone City on the Edge.

Dana King’s series of police procedurals has received acclaim from law enforcement professionals for both their procedural accuracy and in describing how cops think and speak. His Nick Forte private eye novels have received two Shamus awards nominations from the Private Eye Writers of America

The Spread: A Penns River Crime Novel By Dana King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643963242
Availability: Available from Our Distributor (Not in Store)
Published: Down & Out Books - July 31st, 2023

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