Author: Neely Tucker

Neely Tucker was born in Holmes County, Mississippi, then the poorest county in the poorest state in America, in 1963. He has since worked in more than sixty countries or territories across the world and currently writes for The Washington Post’s Sunday Magazine. His memoir, “Love in the Driest Season,” was named one of the best 25 Books of 2004 by Publisher’s Weekly, the American Bookseller’s Association, the New York City Library and won numerous other awards.

A seventh-generation Mississippian, he attended Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi, graduating magna cum laude from the latter, and was named as the University’s top journalism student.

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The Ways of the Dead

The Ways of the Dead
  • Number: 9780670016587
  • Release: 2014-06-12
  • Author: Neely Tucker
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
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The electrifying first novel in a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporter

When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder?but reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. From the city’s grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper. Based on the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders, Neely Tucker’s debut novel is a pitch-perfect rendering of a fast-paced newsroom and a layered, edge-of-your-seat mystery sure to please fans of Elmore Leonard and George Pelecanos.


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