Friday, May 29, 2009

Father's Day by Keith Gilman

Father's Day by Keith Gilman ($27 Signed)

Father’s Day is Keith Gilman’s provocative debut from St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books. It was awarded Best First Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America.

Father’s Day is a dark and atmospheric tale of an ex-cop from Philadelphia asked to track down the missing daughter of an old friend. The investigation takes him deep into his past, into the darkest corners of the city where the ghosts of his most painful memories await his return.

He uncovers truths about the alleged suicide of his friend, a fellow officer with the P
hiladelphia police department; truths about the accusations that ended both their careers; truths about the woman who had come between them; truths about the tortured life of the girl he’s trying to find and naturally, truths about himself.

"Fresh, authentic, and downright gut-wrenching, FATHER'S DAY grabbed me by the collar and wouldn't let go. Gilman's voice is a powerful new addition to the crime fiction community."

Reed Farrel - Coleman, Shamus, Barry, and Anthony Award-winning author of Empty Ever After

"Gilman has a cop's eye for detail and a hardboiled humor that can't be faked. A palpable evil fills the pages of FATHER'S DAY that is both terrifying and relentless. Gilman writes sharply and knows where all the bodies are buried; his Philadelphia is worth a visit."

William Lashner - NY Times Best Selling Author of A KILLER'S KISS.
“Dark, gritty and hauntingly lyrical, Keith Gilman writes noir with the authenticity of a cop who has actually worked the mean streets,”
Robin Burcell, award-winning author of Face of a Killer

Father’s Day is a novel with multiple layers of meaning, taught psychological depth, strong noir elements and stark visual imagery. It is a terrifying exploration of the emotions behind our deepest fears.

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