Dry Bones: A Novel

Dry Bones: A Novel

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by Peter Quinn
     
 

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Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel
Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel
Fintan Dunne, the detective at the center of The Man Who Never Returned and Hour of the Cat, is back in this spellbinding story of an ill-fated OSS mission into the heart of the Eastern front and its consequences more than a decade after the war's end.
As the Red Army

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Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel
Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel
Fintan Dunne, the detective at the center of The Man Who Never Returned and Hour of the Cat, is back in this spellbinding story of an ill-fated OSS mission into the heart of the Eastern front and its consequences more than a decade after the war's end.
As the Red Army continues its unstoppable march toward Berlin in the winter of 1945, Dunne and his fellow soldier Dick Van Hull volunteer for a dangerous drop behind enemy lines to rescue a team of OSS officers trying to abet the Czech resistance. When the plan goes south, Dunne and Van Hull uncover a secret that will change both of their lives.
A literary thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, Dry Bones completes the trilogy started in Hour of the Cat. Blending fact and fiction into a thoroughly compelling whole, this is Quinn at his very best.

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“A Gotham version of Philip Marlowe.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Peter Quinn is a poet and an historian and one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. He can carve mystery out of mystery.” —Colum McCann
 
“Quinn’s eye for detail and feel for history bring to life landscapes as disparate as battle-scarred Europe, pre-revolutionary Cuba, and the glittering hustle of 1950s New York City.” —Mystery Scene

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468309058
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
08/13/2014
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,246,562
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A Gotham version of Philip Marlowe.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Peter Quinn is a poet and an historian and one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. He can carve mystery out of mystery.” —Colum McCann
 
“Quinn’s eye for detail and feel for history bring to life landscapes as disparate as battle-scarred Europe, pre-revolutionary Cuba, and the glittering hustle of 1950s New York City.” Mystery Scene

Meet the Author

Peter Quinn is the author of Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned, Looking for Jimmy, and The Banished Children of Eve, all available from Overlook.

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Dry Bones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific novel, a blend of historical and mystery fiction centered on events at the end of World War II and their consequences. Don't be fooled by the surface. Peter Quinn's detective, Fintan Dunne, comes from a long line of shrewd, rich figures in American detective novels, icons like Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. But Quinn's ambitions are much larger than the classic mysteries; he's writing about the extreme excesses of Nazi Germany, about eugenics and mass murder, and how ordinary people tried to cope with what they were learning. And then there's how the manner in which WWII ended led to the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This is a big book and a compelling read. You won't be able to put it down.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Excellent, relevent and educational.