I thoroughly enjoy a good noir-ish detective novel - but never thought East Texas was a venue I would find comfortable. This is brilliant stuff, I can almost smell it and hear the reeds in the salted air. These people are alive, from the main characters to the chef at the Rosemont. The story itself is grand, with lots of interesting side pieces. It takes a bit of time for this New England girl to get into the timbre of the place, but it sings and the word sashay springs to mind.— Nancy
NOMINEE--EDGAR AWARDS "BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK"
Best Crime Novels of the Year, New York Times
Starred review from Publishers Weekly
Starred review from Kirkus Reviews
Starred review from Booklist
Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, CrimeReads
The new novel from award-winning author Lisa Sandlin catches up with the almost-murdered secretary Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015, set in 1973) as she's released from a hospital in order to be tucked into the back seat of a police cruiser. Her boss, P. I. Tom Phelan, sets out to spring her. He needs her back in his investigation business, where he'll soon be chasing a skulking grand larcenist and plotting how to keep a ganjapreneur out of the grabby hands of a brand new agency, the D.E.A. Delpha digs through old records and knocks on strange doors to unravel the dangerous case of two brothers with beaucoup aliases--verifying that sometimes truth is not true, but murder is always murder.