Pacific Homicide: A Mystery

Pacific Homicide: A Mystery

by Patricia Smiley

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.49 $9.99 Save 5% Current price is $9.49, Original price is $9.99. You Save 5%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
LendMe® See Details
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Pacific Homicide: A Mystery by Patricia Smiley

Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty. LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save another officer's life.

While she waits for the police commission to rule on the shooting, she's called out to probe the gruesome homicide of Anya Nosova, a nineteen-year-old Russian beauty whose body is found in the Los Angeles sewer system. With her own case in limbo, Davie knows that any mistakes in the investigation could end her career. As she hunts for the murderer, somebody begins to hunt her...and it's no longer just her job that's on the line.

Praise:

"Smiley kicks off a hard-boiled series with a bang in this fast-paced novel that sweeps readers along quickly."—Library Journal

"An excellent book about the emotions that drive some of the best policemen and women to go after their own justice, no matter the cost."—Suspense Magazine

"Terrific! The classic cop story goes contemporary in this suspenseful, riveting thriller. Instantly cinematic and completely authentic—LAPD's tough and savvy Davie Richards will capture your heart. It's a page-turner from moment one."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author

"Pacific Homicide combines an insider's knowledge of the LAPD with a clear-eyed, no-nonsense heroine and an entertaining dry wit. Davie Richards is easy to fall in love with and her story is full of surprising twists."—Matt Witten, writer and producer for Pretty Little Liars, House, Medium, Law & Order, and Homicide

"Patricia Smiley, at the top of her form in this multi-layered thriller...writes with the authenticity of Joseph Wambaugh."—Paul Levine, bestselling author of Bum Rap

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738751306
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Series: A Pacific Homicide , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Patricia Smiley is a bestselling mystery author whose short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. Patricia has taught writing classes at various conferences throughout the US and Canada, and she served on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles. Visit her online at www.PatriciaSmiley.com.


Patricia Smiley is a bestselling mystery author whose short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. Patricia has taught writing classes at various conferences throughout the US and Canada, and she served on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles. Visit her online at www.PatriciaSmiley.com.

Read an Excerpt

Please browse inside this title with the preview below.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Pacific Homicide: A Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
PACIFIC HOMICIDE is the first in a new series featuring LAPD Homicide Detective Davie (Davina) Richards. Davie shot and killed a suspect in order to save another officer's life. Local law enforcement has cleared her from any wrong-doing. Unfortunately the AG died before signing off on it and his replacement has a personal interest in seeing Richards behind bars. He also prosecuted her father, also a cop, many years previously and was sorely unhappy when he was found not guilty. While she waits to see how it goes, she is called to investigate the murder of a young woman, whose body is found mangled in the sewer system. This is Davie's first lead investigation and she's checking and double checking that everything she does is on point. Upon investigating with very little to go on, they identify her as a Russian immigrant. She and her partner painstakingly start following every lead they latch onto. As she gets closer to solving the case, the killer has turned his eyes on her. And she has a lot more to lose than her job. This is a very cleverly written police procedural with great story premise and credible characters. Davie is thorough, wanting nothing more than justice for her victims. She and her partner, Jason, work well together. They're very good at bouncing ideas off each other. Their boss is a great guy. He's getting close to retirement and although he'd rather stay, he knows it's time. He's terrific at backing up his officers in anything and everything they need. I like how the personal segues into the professional seamlessly, making the characters much more believable. And I liked Rags, the homeless man who is such a big part of the story. The suspense increases and decreases, leaving the reader eager to read to the next page, the next chapter. Many thanks to the author / Midnight Ink / Netgalley for the digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with interesting characters and a twisty plot. The writing is brilliant, and the author uses details to complete the picture and involve the reader. It was a relatively quick read, but that's because once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The story is realistic and flows well because of the smooth style of writing. I hope to read more about Detective Davina and her friends.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This was definitely a page turner. It seemed like there was a new suspect on every page. However, the real suspect never even crossed my mind as one. Davie Richards is trying to find out who murdered a 19 year old Russian girl who is found dead in the L.A. sewer system. She's only been in the States for a few months, but she has definitely learned the fine art of lying. She has told so many lies that when it comes time to find her killer, it just makes it that much longer. Not only is Davie trying to solve this murder, but some big wheel is trying to reopen an earlier case of an office involved shooting in which she was cleared because he lost a case against her dad several years earlier. This story is pretty fast paced and most certainly kept me interested. I did not want to put the book down not spend time talking with anyone who chose to interrupt me. Entertaining, enjoyable and very well written. Huge thanks to Midnight Ink and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.