by S. W. Lauden


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Crosswise by S. W. Lauden

Nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novella

Tommy Ruzzo is a disgraced NYPD cop who follows his coke fiend girlfriend back to her hometown in Florida. She leaves Ruzzo high and dry just before he's named Head of Security at Precious Acres, a beachfront retirement community populated by wisecracking New Yorkers. Ruzzo is stranded among the local losers until the day he discovers a murdered senior citizen on the Precious Acres bocce ball court.

The bodies pile up as Ruzzo uncovers a dangerous trail of clues that brings everybody in his new world under suspicion.

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ISBN-13: 9781943402205
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Crosswise 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jgetze More than 1 year ago
A shamed NYPD cop named Ruzzo discovers a dead senior citizen, and the scene of the crime -- a retirement home bocce ball court -- offers several clues and associates who might be suspect. More of a noir romp than a murder mystery, S.W. Lauden knows how to ramp up the tension and surprises. A fine piece of entertainment -- you'll enjoy the wild ride.