Violent Spring (Deluxe Edition)

Violent Spring (Deluxe Edition)

Violent Spring (Deluxe Edition)

Violent Spring (Deluxe Edition)


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The mystery that launched Gary Phillips's career: Black private eye Ivan Monk investigates the murder of a Korean shop owner in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

This reissued edition features an introduction by Walter Mosley.

In 1992, Los Angeles burned. In the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and subsequent riots, a ground-breaking ceremony at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie unearths the body of a Korean shop owner. Black private eye Ivan Monk searches for the killer—many suspect the motives for the murder were racial. But then another body turns up, and while the FBI and the Rolling Daltons—the largest gang in the city—dog Monk’s trail, Monk begins to question just how many people will be involved, and how many will die before he can find the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641294393
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/07/2024
Series: An Ivan Monk Mystery , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 644,637
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Gary Phillips has published novels, comics, novellas, short stories and edited or co-edited several anthologies, including the Anthony-winning The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir. Almost 30 years after its publication, his debut, Violent Spring, was named one of the essential crime novels of Los Angeles. He also was a story editor on Snowfall, an FX show about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central, where he grew up.

What People are Saying About This

Gar Anthony Haywood

"...Tough, smart, and unabashedly political, Monk is (to paraphrase basketball sart Charles Barkley) a P.I. for the nineties, and Violent Spring is Phillip's perfect intro to him."

Mike Davis

"Ivan Monk traverses the terrain of the boosters and mercenaries who run Blade Runnerville. He is an unbowed post-modern protagonist who with brains and brawn confronts this Hobbesian universe in his quest for the answers. Violent spring peels away the studded rind of the golden orange, exposing its dete noir core."

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