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Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel
  

Officer Down

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Winner of the 2006 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
This award-winning debut is a literary thriller of the highest order that is both powerful and compelling. Tough and original characters and situations that really get under the skin mark this writer out as a great new find in the world of crime fiction. She's got one hell of a future in our opinion.

If you like Theresa Schwegel you might also like to read books by Thomas H Cook, Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Gardner.

Synopsis

Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel

Samantha Mack is a cop with a drink problem, a married lover and blood on her hands. On an impromptu sting operation, her ex-partner Fred Maloney is shot dead with her gun. Sam remembers firing her gun at the perp, but when she wakes up in hospital, there is no evidence that there was anyone besides her and Fred at the scene, alive or dead.

Reviews

"Schwegel, who writes about police work with authority, has also created a tough and original character." - Chicago Tribune

"Layers of betrayal and mistrust... Officer Down is not for those who want their heroines unsullied and idealized, but is an excellent choice for contemporary noir fans." - Baltimore Sun

"A powerful and compelling first effort that promises good things to come from Schwegel." - Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

Theresa Schwegel grew up in Illinois and always believed she would be a crime writer. She studied Communications Media at Loyola University in Chicago and went on to a screenwriting course at Chapman University in Orange County. Officer Down is her first novel and with it she won the 2006 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Quercus will publish her second novel, Probable Cause, later in 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2007

Author

Theresa Schwegel

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Author's Website

www.theresaschwegel.com/
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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9781847240224

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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