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A Welcome Grave

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A Welcome Grave

Current Status:
In Season
Michael Koryta
St. Martin's Minotaur
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B

When prominent Cleveland attorney Alex Jefferson is brutally tortured and murdered, the widow calls upon her ex-fiancé — a former cop turned PI and gym owner named Lincoln Perry who once decked Jefferson in a country club parking lot — to track down Jefferson’s long-estranged son. Before long, the son is dead too and Perry becomes suspect No. 1 in both deaths, holding off the authorities while trying to chase down the truth. Rugged, loyal to a fault, and a bit hot-headed, Perry is a complete throwback — the newfangled noir heroes apparently haven’t reached the Midwest just yet. But in A Welcome Grave, his third efficiently plotted mystery, Michael Koryta lands most of his punches. B