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Author: Suzanne Chazin Narrator: Armando Durán Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jimmy Vega Mysteries Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781483027395
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Land of Careful Shadows by award-winning author Suzanne Chazin is a powerful mystery full of passion and secrets that deals with a clash of cultures and familial relationships, and it’s full of drama, mystery, and raw emotions.

When the dead body of a Latino woman is found in a reservoir about fifty miles north of Manhattan, with a photo of a baby in her purse nearby, the police try to determine who the child is and if it is still alive. Along with the photo, they also find a disturbing note in the purse: “Go back to your country. You don’t belong here.”

Homicide detective Jimmy Vega is Latino too, so he knows how hard it can be for an outsider to fit into a close-knit town like Lake Holly. Vega is a highly respected officer of the law, and he is challenged and intrigued by Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants’ rights. Vega must rethink everything he believes in order to uncover the truths about his town, his family, and himself.

Land of Careful Shadows is a tour de force of literary suspense and an intimate journey into the human heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hits the heart, not just the pulse, with people you come to care about. First-rate and highly recommended.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Chazin’s novel is one of the most genuinely phenomenal examples of storytelling. Full of twists and turns, the narrative leaves…[listeners] guessing, but it also does a brilliant job getting them invested in the characters…the novel also makes an affecting statement about hatred and racism in a small town, and how the race lines drawn in these settings can sometimes rip an entire population to pieces. It’s a powerful read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Timely and engrossing…The engaging, psychologically complex Vega must confront unwelcome aspects of his past as his investigation builds to a shocking conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The intricate plot and the important social issues combine in this strong debut of a promising series.”


  • “Suzanne Chazin has crafted a tantalizing, keenly moving, and nuanced look at the little-understood immigrant community, particularly the undocumented. Suspenseful, involving, Land of Careful Shadows will touch your heart.”

    Julia Spencer-Fleming, award-winning mystery novelist

  • “That rare crime novel that gets the reader caught up in the lives of beautifully drawn characters.”

    S. J. Rozan, award-winning mystery writer

  • A 2016 RUSA Reading List Shortlist Selection

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About the Author

Suzanne Chazin is the award-winning author of The Fourth Angel, Flashover, and Fireplay. She has written for People, Readers’ Digest, New York Times, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Money. She has taught writing at New York University, the New School, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Smithsonian. Her work on an outreach project for undocumented immigrants inspired her to tell their stories in novel form in Land of Careful Shadows.

About the Narrator

Armando Durán has appeared in films, television, and regional theaters throughout the West Coast. For the last decade he has been a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2009 he was named by AudioFile as Best Voice in Biography and History for his narration of Che Guevara. A native Californian, he divides his time between Los Angeles and Ashland, Oregon.