Irascible and malcontented, Boston Homicide detective Lieutenant Joe McGuire is one half of the best homicide team in Boston’s history. Led by razor-sharp instincts and a nose for the truth, McGuire leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of ruthless killers in these gritty crime novels.
The Man Who Murdered God
Facing a brutal serial killer with his sights set firmly on the Catholic diocese, Boston homicide detective Lieutenant Joe McGuire—one half of the best homicide team in Boston’s history—is in a race against time to find a killer who seemingly leaves no trace.
And Leave Her Lay Dying
Relegated to reviewing unsolved murders as the result of a courtroom outburst, Boston homicide detective Lieutenant Joe McGuire becomes obsessed with solving the murder of a young woman found in the Boston Fens.
When a key witness—as well as his partner—are gunned down in broad daylight, Boston homicide detective Lieutenant Joe McGuire swears he will not rest until he finds the killer. But when his investigation threatens to expose an ongoing government investigation into the decades-old theft of a military weapon, McGuire himself becomes the hunted.
Leaving behind the violence of the Boston streets and the politics of the Boston Police Department, homicide detective Joe McGuire is settled in a new life in the Bahamas. But when his closest living relative—his Aunt Cora—dies, McGuire returns home to attend her funeral and settle her estate.
Now a former homicide detective, Joe McGuire spends his days in a drug-induced haze trying to forget the brutal beating that almost cost him his life. Driven by his addiction, McGuire now associates with the kind of criminals he used to bring to justice.
His drug addiction behind him, former Boston homicide detective Joe McGuire is now a private investigator for a prominent law firm, filling his days with open-and-shut cases and his nights with an office romance.
Praise for John Lawrence Reynolds
“One of Canada’s best mystery writers.”—Globe and Mail
About the Author
John Lawrence Reynolds is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction and non-fiction. He has previously written six mystery novels—most recently, Beach Strip—and is a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award (for The Man Who Murdered God and Gypsy Sins). His many non-fiction books include Leaving Home, Free Rider (winner of the National Business Book Award), The Naked Investor and Bubbles, Bankers&Bailouts. Shadow People, his bestselling book on secret societies, has been published in sixteen countries. A former president of the Crime Writers of Canada, he lives in Burlington, Ontario. Visit him online at johnlawrencereynolds.com.