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Calumet City

Calumet City

(2008)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards (nominee)
Macavity Awards (nominee)
Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, Calumet City detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue.

Meet Patti Black, the most decorated cop in Chicago. On her ghetto beat, Patti Black redefines the word badass. But her steel-plated exterior -- solitary, stoic, loveless -- belies the wrenching legacy of her orphan childhood. Haunted by the horrifying abuse she suffered at the hands of her foster parents, Patti Black sublimates past torments into a meticulously maintained tough-gal persona.

When a series of unrelated cases -- a drug bust gone bad, a mayoral assassination attempt, the murder of a state attorney, the exhumation of a long-concealed body from a tenement basement wall -- all point in Patti Black's direction, she finds herself facing the dark truth: You can't hide from your history, no matter how far into the fog you run. For Patti Black, that history didn't die in the tenement wall; it's alive -- and riding her down.

In researching this electrifying thriller, Charlie Newton rode in the squad car with real-life street cop Patti Black. The result is a powerful fiction debut that captures the precise emotional landscape of one cop's hard-bitten life in the trenches. This first-time author joins that rare breed whose fiction is suffused with profound authenticity.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Calumet City (Thorndike Crime Scene)
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 1410408442 / 9781410408440 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 0553818724 / 9780553818727 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2009 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 880619058X / 9788806190583
Publisher: Einaudi
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October 2008 : Paperback
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 2258075122 / 9782258075122
Publisher: Presses de la Cite
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 0593058445 / 9780593058442 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton
ISBN: 1416533222 / 9781416533221 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Calumet City: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Newton

Publisher: Argo Navis Author Services
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Calumet City
Author(s): Charlie Newton

Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Calumet City: A Novel
Author(s): Charlie Newton

Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   

 


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