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A Welcome Grave

A Welcome Grave

(2007)
(The third book in the Lincoln Perry series)
A novel by

 

"For a while now, Michael Koryta has been called one of the rising young talents in crime fiction. I say enough of that. A Welcome Grave proves the promise. Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple. With stories like this, his Lincoln Perry is going to be around for a long, long time."
Michael Connelly


"With the publication of A Welcome Grave, it's time to stop referring to Michael Koryta as a boy wonder and just focus on the sheer wonder of his storytelling. Koryta knows how to put his characters---and his readers---into an ever-tightening vise of twists, turns, and conspiracies, but it's his empathy that makes his work stand out. This is a nuanced, mature novel that proves both the depth of Koryta's talent and the vitality of the PI genre."
Laura Lippman


Sometime after midnight, on a moonless October night turned harsh by a fine, windswept rain, one of the men I liked least in the world was murdered in a field near Bedford, just south of the city....The detectives went looking for suspects--- people whose histories with Jefferson were adversarial and hostile. At the top of that list, they found me.

So begins A Welcome Grave, the third novel by award-winning mystery writer Michael Koryta, featuring private investigator Lincoln Perry. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city's prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club---retribution for his affair with Perry's fiancée.

Now Jefferson is dead, the victim of a brutal murder, and his widow has called upon Perry for a favor he knows he shouldn't accept but can't turn down: to find Jefferson's estranged son, partial beneficiary of the dead man's fortune. The case is simple enough, a routine “locate,” and he'll be paid plenty of money for the work. The encounter should be simple, too: a brief exchange of information and maybe an empty condolence before Perry gets back into his truck and returns home. Instead, he's loaded into a police car and taken to a rural jail while Jefferson's son is zipped into a body bag.

Perry soon learns that Jefferson's millions are the target of a thirst for revenge that hasn't been satisfied by blood. As a pair of deadly assailants push deep into the investigator's life, they bring with them police from two states who are determined to see Perry in jail.

Building on the skill that prompted the Toronto Sun to call him “one of America's best young mystery writers,” Michael Koryta makes A Welcome Grave an intense exploration of the lengths to which a desperate man is forced to go in order to clear his name and solve a crime. This is a thrilling new book that justifies the critical acclaim and solidifies his role as an emerging talent among today's top writers.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Michael Koryta's A Welcome Grave


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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : Hardback
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 0312340117 / 9780312340117 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

November 2012 : Paperback
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1444713957 / 9781444713954
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2008 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 0312947518 / 9780312947514 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2011 : Audio CD
Title: A Welcome Grave
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1441758542 / 9781441758545
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   

January 2011 : Audio Cassette
Title: A Welcome Grave: A Lincoln Perry Mystery
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1441758534 / 9781441758538
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : Audio CD
Title: A Welcome Grave (A Lincoln Perry Mystery, #3)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1441758569 / 9781441758569
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 2011 : MP3 CD
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1441758577 / 9781441758576
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry Book 3)
Author(s): Michael Koryta

Publisher: Hodder
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry)
Author(s): Michael Koryta

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   

 


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