Thursday, January 15, 2015

What the Fly Saw in Publishers Weekly

UAlbany Criminal Justice Professor Frankie Bailey's new crime novel, What the Fly Saw (2015), is reviewed in this week's Publishers Weekly:

"The murder of funeral director Kevin Novak, found dead with an arrow in his chest and a skeleton clutched in his arms, propels Bailey’s appealing second near-future mystery featuring Albany, N.Y., detective Hannah McCabe (after 2013’s The Red Queen Dies). Kevin’s family reports that he was coping badly with the sudden death of his best friend, and he was seen acting skittish toward a self-proclaimed psychic, Luanne Woodward, whom he had recently met. In addition, Kevin’s son is showing disturbing signs of irrationality, the minister of Kevin’s church is evasive, and someone serves an arsenic-laden pie with fatal results after a séance. Hannah and her detective partner, Mike Baxter, retrace Kevin’s steps, uncovering evidence that the seemingly steady husband and father was enmeshed in a crisis with significant repercussions for Kevin’s circle. Other deaths, ostensibly from drugs, pose complications for Hannah that promise to carry into the next book, which readers are sure to look forward to. Agent: Josh Getzler, Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. (Mar.)"

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