Buried On Avenue B
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Buried On Avenue B : A Novel

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Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as an "utterly irresistible heroine," Darlene O'Hara--the brilliant, hard-living, obsessive, and somewhat self-destructive detective introduced in Peter de Jonge's acclaimed crime fiction masterwork Shadows Still Remain--returns in Buried on Avenue B.

An edgy and suspenseful noir thriller, Buried on Avenue B traverses the gritty landscape of New York's Lower East Side and the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, as a gruesome and unexpected discovery in a makeshift Alphabet City grave heats up a 17-year-old cold case.

James Patterson calls Darlene O'Hara "one of the freshest, hippest detective creations in many a year," and the New York Times has described Peter de Jonge's writing as "in the noirish, character-driven vein of Dennis Lehane or Michael Connelly." For fans of serious crime fiction, Peter de Jonge is a must-read, and Detective Darlene O'Hara is cop to be reckoned with.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperPaperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062267000
  • 9780062267009
  • 2,111,409

Review quote

De Jonge s cop humor is true to life and the crime is true to the city. He also does sweet justice to New York, evoking the LES of 30 years ago as his cops work its latter-day streets. --New York Daily News"
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Back cover copy

A home health attendant appears at Homicide South in Manhattan, skeptically reporting the confession of a senior citizen struggling with Alzheimer's to NYPD Detective Darlene O'Hara. Gus Henderson, a former junkie and petty criminal, claims he murdered and buried his former partner-in-crime in a park off Avenue B more than a decade ago. The city agrees to excavate the alleged scene of the crime, and the police find a body--the skeleton of a ten-year-old boy.

Instead of an easy open-and-shut case, O'Hara is faced with finding the murderer of a child, and the pressure is on the newly promoted detective to prove herself. The trail takes O'Hara from the seediest corners of the city and its cast of misguided players to a retirement community in South Florida. Driving headlong into the dark urban underbelly, she must find a killer and stop the cycle before yet another child is lost to the depths of the city.
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368 ratings
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5 11% (42)
4 38% (138)
3 39% (145)
2 10% (37)
1 2% (6)
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