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Author: Reed Farrel Coleman Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Gus Murphy Series Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781504661119
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From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die.

Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, he had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and Gus is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing.

Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm’s length. But his comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino comes to him for help. Four months earlier, TJ Delcamino’s battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the police don’t seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted: Gus Murphy.

Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover. As he begins to sweep away the layers of dust that have collected over the case during the intervening months, Gus finds that Delcamino is telling the truth. It seems that everyone involved with the late TJ Delcamino—from his best friend to his girlfriend, from a gang enforcer to a Mafia capo, and even the police—has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to hide it. Gus has taken on a dangerous favor as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, all while searching through the sewers for a killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Modern noir at its absolute best.”

    Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “One of the greatest voices in contemporary crime fiction…I loved this book. Nobody does it better.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gus Murphy is the new name in crime fiction…[and] Coleman’s spectacularly absorbing new novel is my kind of story.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “[An] action-packed tale of an amoral world. Coleman is a born storyteller who writes with great authority.”

    Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A gut punch of a novel, a murder mystery layered with grief, greed, and grit. Coleman is as good as Chandler, Hammett, or Ed McBain.”

    Nelson Demille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Taut, smart, and engaging with a terrific sense of place.”

    C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Superb…In Coleman’s hands, all the standard elements seem as radiant and new as a freshly peroxided blonde….One of those evocative mysteries that readers will remember as much for its charged sense of place as for any of its other considerable virtues.”

    Washington Post

  • “Proof that the hard-boiled detective genre is timeless. His version of Sam Spade merely carries a cellphone and has a therapist.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “A superb detective novel in the Raymond Chandler tradition, featuring fine prose, a suspenseful yarn, and a compelling main character.”

    Associated Press

  • “Fascinating reading and will richly entertain you.”

    Huffington Post

  • “This superb novel is part police procedural and part crime fiction that morphs into a thriller…Compelling.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Sharp, clever dialogue, a dynamic cast of characters that represents a cross-section of Long Island cultures, and an engaging plot keep Where It Hurts gripping and entertaining.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “A searing look at the dark underside of Long Island in this stellar series kickoff.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Another engaging sleuth in the down-but-not-out Gus…The ancillary characters, both good and bad, are also a fascinating mix.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Gus…is absolutely one of genre veteran Coleman’s best-drawn characters.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A NPR Best Book of 2016
  • A 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • Nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • A Washington Post Best Book of 2016
  • Winner of the 2017 Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover Novel

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About the Author

Reed Farrel Coleman is a New York Times bestselling author whose works have won Macavity, Barry, Anthony, and Shamus awards. A former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America, he is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and a founding member of MWA University.

About the Narrator

Chris Andrew Ciulla, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a credited actor, host, voice actor, producer, boxing commentator/analyst, and radio personality. In addition to frequent film, television, and on-camera commercial work, he has voiced characters for the popular video game titles Fallout 4 and Mafia III and can be heard in national commercial campaigns. A versatile performer with over fifteen years of experience, he has dedicated his life to entertaining people.