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The Evil Men Do

John McMahon

5 Reviews

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Central Southern states, Thriller / suspense

A blade-sharp and gripping crime novel with the southern setting of True Detective and Sharp Objects, THE EVIL MEN DO is a perfect read for fans of US writers like James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Don Winslow and Greg Iles.

THE ROAD TO MURDER IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS.
A razor-sharp thriller with the southern setting of True Detective and Sharp Objects, this is a perfect read for fans of acclaimed US writers like James Lee Burke, Greg Iles, Don Winslow and Michael Connelly.

'Mark my words: John McMahon is about to join the ranks of crime fiction writers like Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Lee Child'***** Goodreads reviewer

When Detective P.T. Marsh and his partner Remy Morgan are asked to investigate the suspicious death of a local real-estate baron, it's easy for them to name a list of suspects: violent neighbours, a wronged ex-wife and an escort, all of whom have reasons to want the man dead.

But as they dig into the case, it becomes clear the death was not an isolated case of revenge...and may be part of a dark web of crimes connected to the accident that killed P.T.'s wife and son a few years earlier.

P.T. begins to veer dangerously off track as his search for clues brings him into a seedy criminal underworld where a man's good deeds turn out to be more dangerous than his worst crimes.

Praise for John McMahon:

'One of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere. The Good Detective....is pretty much perfect.' New York Times Book Review

'Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands' John Hart, New York Times bestselling author

'McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold.' Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

'Southern gothic mingles with modern noir' Kirkus

(P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Praise for The Evil Men Do

  • Praise for John McMahon: 'This unusually accomplished debut is the first in a projected series; with Marsh still having demons to deal with, the table is set for much more compelling, character-centric stories to come. Crime-fiction fans are advised to get in at the start. - Booklist

  • [John McMahon is] a talented writer with a good sense of place, and readers are sure to look forward to Marsh's next outing. - Publishers Weekly

  • Tight, fast and addictive, I blistered this book in a single day. It has everything top-drawer crime fiction demands - John Hart, New York Times bestselling author

  • McMahon skillfully blends the old and the new and weaves it into spun gold. - Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

  • Southern gothic mingles with modern noir - Kirkus

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