About the Author
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of four previous novels in his Pete Fernandez series: Silent City, Down The Darkest Street, Dangerous Ends (nominated for the Anthony Award) and Blackout. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the "Occupy Riverdale" story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native. Follow him at @alex_segura.
Phenomenal praise for Alex Segura’s Pete Fernandez series
"Expertly weaving the past and present, Alex Segura masterfully cranks the tension while revealing the demons that both haunt P.I. Pete Fernandez and drive him forward. BLACKOUT will hook you on Fernandez and Alex Segura. Let's have more, and soon."
―Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of The Wanted
“A hot summer read!” ―The Boston Globe on Blackout
“BLACKOUT is cool, vivid―and poignant. In Alex Segura’s capable hands, Florida becomes a haunted landscape where hope can’t quite be eradicated. We’re with Pete Fernandez every step of the way.” ―Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winning author of Unsub and Into the Black Nowhere
“Alex Segura one of the writers who reminds me why I fell in love with PI fiction and wanted to write it.” ―Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn
“With its smart dialogue and vivid settings, this series concentrates equally on the trajectory of Pete Fernandez’s life and the mysteries he tries to solve. From both perspectives, it’s fine crime fiction.” ―Booklist
"Segura’s latest offers a mind-spinning mix of dark and darker elements – not to mention multiple literal head-blowing moments, and, part-way through, a super-shocking surprise." ―Seattle Review of Books
"Segura captures the spirit of modern Miami with its complicated past and conflicted present. Pete Fernandez is the perfect hero to walk the mean streets of both worlds."
―Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn and The Innocents
"Alex Segura honors the private detective tradition, but also expands it. With a rich setting and an engagingly complex main character, DANGEROUS ENDS is a tense, gripping exploration of what happens when a bloody past collides with a dangerous present.”
―Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone
"Segura guides DANGEROUS ENDS with surprising, and believable, twists, putting his work firmly among the best of South Florida crime fiction.” ―Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel
"A confirmation that noir hasn’t run out of tricks and just might be the ideal vehicle to explore our current moment.” ―Los Angeles Review of Books on Dangerous Ends
"Like Elmore Leonard before him, Segura drags the darkness out into the hot sunlight. There's a lot of heart in these broken souls."
―Brian Azzarello, author of 100 Bullets, Moonshine and Batman
"Segura (has) an edgy storytelling style, snappy dialogue, and a cast of salty characters. A really fine crime story."
"(Segura) has created the next great hard-boiled protagonist in Pete Fernandez...DOWN THE DARKEST STREET marks the emergence not just of the next great crime fiction series, but of a writer on the rise."
"At once a harrowing crime novel and a deeply human tale of struggle and redemption, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET latest will keep you guessing―and gasping―until you’ve turned the final page."
―Chris Holm, bestselling author of THE KILLING KIND
"Segura’s DOWN THE DARKEST STREET is pitch perfect in the key of hard-boiled. A sublime blend of flawed protagonist, hot house setting, and gritty narrative."
―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS and ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT
"Down the Darkest Street is a compelling page turner. It’s a smartly written book that offers an insider’s view of Miami and weaves a fascinating mystery that we only hope Pete can get to the bottom of."
―The Huffington Post