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NOVEL COVER COPY
‘Dr. Deborah Serach Gold died on the cross sometime during a night of freezing rain in late October of my last year at Three. It probably wasn't the worst thing that happened to her that day, but it had been over two decades in the making . . ."
The day after a terrible storm, electricity still crackling in the air, a woman is found dead on the outskirts of a Texan town. She has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross.
The victim is Dr Deborah Gold, a psychologist who has taken a lot of people's secrets to her grave.
Which means a lot of suspects for Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham to investigate. And lately he could use some psychological help himself . . .’
Blackbird at the 2013 frankfurt, germany book fair
The official Canongate Books/TV program announcing Tom Wright's entry in the 2013 Frankfurt (DE) Book Fair: http://www.canongate.tv/media/pdf/catalogues/USRightsGuideFBF13.pdf
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BLACKBIRD by Tom Wright... A magnificent Southern novel driven by an old and bitter mystery and "at its heart a darkness so terrible it will break you if you aren't careful." (Tori Marsh)
Penguin-Random House had this to say about BLACKBIRD (publishers, Europa Editions/World Noir & Canongate
ABOUT BLACKBIRD In a small town in Ark-La-Tex, Detective Jim Bonham has been assigned to a new case. On the outskirts of the town, a woman has been found brutalized and nailed to a cross. Bonham recognizes her immediately: it is Dr. Deborah Gold, one of the town’s psychologists. The questions pile up quickly. How many perpetrators would it have taken to commit this atrocity? Why was a Roman coin found at the foot of the body? And why a murder as gruesome and cruel as crucifixion?
PRAISE “A crime novel that does so much more than most others in the genre.Blackbird is dark, haunting and beautifully written.” – Mark Billingham, author of the Tom Thorne series
“The prose is muscular and refreshingly dense, and the characters are rendered with such complexity that they feel more real than fictional, a quality that makes the novel all the more harrowing.”
- Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Corpus Christi
“Wright portrays events vividly, […] as he deftly uncovers the long-buried secrets of these fully developed characters. Best of all, this has all the markings of a continuing series—good news for fans of gripping crime fiction with a paranormal twist.” – Booklist (starred review)
“Wright has a gift for creating distinct and intriguing characters, none more so than Jim, a fully rounded person with friends and family who works closely with his fellow police officers—a refreshing change from the typical hard-bitten rogue cop so popular in the genre today.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Noir crime with a distinct Southern accent.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A page turner and a wonderfully satisfying read.” – Under the Radar
“Highly recommended” – Stop You’re Killing Me
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The link to the Harrogate Festival presentation, from Canongate.tv:
Link from Colossal Concepts Management, Tom's exclusive management firm to the announcement of the deal made through A M Heath & Canongate: http://www.thebookseller.com/category/tags/tom-wright