Buried on Avenue B: A Novel

Buried on Avenue B: A Novel

by Peter de Jonge
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Buried on Avenue B: A Novel by Peter de Jonge

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as an “utterly irresistible heroine,” Darlene O’Hara—the brilliant, hard-living, obsessive, and somewhat self-destructive detective introduced in Peter de Jonge’s acclaimed crime fiction masterwork Shadows Still Remain—returns in Buried on Avenue B.

An edgy and suspenseful noir thriller, Buried on Avenue B traverses the gritty landscape of New York’s Lower East Side and the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, as a gruesome and unexpected discovery in a makeshift Alphabet City grave heats up a 17-year-old cold case.

James Patterson calls Darlene O’Hara “one of the freshest, hippest detective creations in many a year,” and the New York Times has described Peter de Jonge’s writing as “in the noirish, character-driven vein of Dennis Lehane or Michael Connelly.” For fans of serious crime fiction, Peter de Jonge is a must-read, and Detective Darlene O’Hara is cop to be reckoned with.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062097125
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Series: Darlene O'Hara Series , #2
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 186,418
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Peter de Jonge is the author of Shadows Still Remain and coauthor of three books with James Patterson: Miracle on the 17th Green and the number one New York Times bestsellers Beach Road and The Beach House. He worked as a reporter at the Associated Press and has been a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Buried on Avenue B 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
KrisSpor More than 1 year ago
Author Peter de Jonge's Buried on Avenue B, book 2 of the O’Hara & Krekorian series, is a fast-paced thriller that will capture most readers. Peter de Jonge has created an amazing thriller containing a wide array of interesting and well created characters with his writing of Buried on Avenue B. Although not the typical character Hercules is one I grew to care for. Hercules is introduced through other characters and their stories/memories of him. Buried on Avenue B centers around NYPD Homicide Division Detective Darlene O'Hara who works out of what is known as "Homicide Soft" because little comes their way. One morning everything changes when a woman named Paulette Williamson comes in to report a murder told to her by Gus Henderson, an elderly, ex-drug addict patient she is caring for. According to Gus he kill an African-American adult male then buried him under a Willow Tree in the community gardens 17 years ago. Skeptical at first, but deciding to take a quick look anyway Detective O'Hara soon realizes this could be the real deal, now all she has to do is convince her Lieutenant with minimal evidence to allow her to try and find a body. Once given the go ahead Detective O'Hara is surprised when she hears the victim is not the intended, but that of a Caucasian, male child with an odd array of items found buried around him. Follow Detective O'Hara as this case takes her on a cross country hunt for answers. I was completely caught up in the hunt and cheered Detective O'Hara the whole way. Buried on Avenue B has twists and turns throughout and will leave readers stunned when all the pieces fall into place. I hope Peter de Jonge has intentions to further capture readers with future books in the O’Hara & Krekorian series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that I would normally enjoy reading. However the abundance use of the f-bomb and foul language ruins it for me. I would not reommend this author to any of my family or friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me 3 days to read this novel. I enjoyed it...although i didnt like how the chapters started, it was hard to figure out where o'hara was at times...otherwiseit was pretty good!
jahJH More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK. IT WAS VERY MUCH TO HOME.
Nia60 More than 1 year ago
Would be interested in reading other books in the series.
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Excellent book with a story that keeps the reader guessing. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author.
zappo More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book.
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KrisMack More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line but good lord it was hard to follow. he was all over the place. I had to keep rereading chapters to figure out who was who. maybe it just didn't hold my attention strong enough. if I was on vacation and could read straight through it would have been great. I liked a few of the characters. they were interesting. I'll check out his other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moves briskly along. Very well developed plot. Good surprise ending when the female detective...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
RaeLM More than 1 year ago
I thought Peter DeJonge was great when he worked with James Patterson but writing solo is even better! "Buried on Avenue B" is a book that grabs your interest and holds you until the end. The characters are all so interesting and come together to make for interesting reading. Keep trucking Peter De Jonge!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story about parents and children, about gypsies and their culture, and about an unwed mother and her son. The writing is very good, and the story develops at a gradual pace, moving from an almost trivial discovery of a body, to a possibility of a crime, etc. As a subplot there is a worried parent and her son, and a son and his father. Read it! I will certainly reread it soon.
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Immediatley purchased the authors
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the worst book i have read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you