PALM BEACH NASTY
“Turner’s Palm Beach is a blend of desperate criminals, social climbers, merciless billionaires and surprising heroes.” – Publishers Weekly
Burned out by high-profile murders in New York and his love life splashed all over Page Six, homicide cop Charlie Crawford heads south and signs on with the Palm Beach PD. After months of petty crimes, he’s first on scene to find a man hanging from a banyan tree. Prime suspects are a hedge-fund billionaire with a thing for young girls and a bartender with a sketchy past and a ten-out-of-ten creep factor.
Right in the middle of it all is Crawford’s girlfriend, a beautiful, conniving gallery owner, ready to do whatever it takes to move up a bracket or two. Add to the mix a sultry real estate broker who knows where all the bodies are buried, a gorgeous forensic cop often one step ahead of Crawford, a Mutt and Jeff combo of stone cold killers and you’ve got Palm Beach Nasty.
PRAISE FOR PALM BEACH NASTY
“Entertaining debut.”—Publishers Weekly
“…[a] taut, efficient procedural.…Charlie and his colleagues are a funny, agreeable bunch, and the villains are suitably villainous. It’s a pleasure to watch craftsmen at work, and that describes the author as well as his cops.”—Booklist
“Palm Beach Nasty was a quick and enjoyable read….There are hints of Miami Vice, notes of NYPD Blue, heaps of originality, and a sprinkling of humor… This was a great read and I will be eagerly awaiting his next novel.”—Black Dog Speaks
“In a small town, nobody quite knows everything. And secrets might turn out to be more than lies. The atmosphere’s convincing. The characters, rich and poor, strike just the right tone. Charlie Crawford’s past and future tear at his present, and there’s a pleasing good humor that promises depth as well as resolution. Palm Beach Nasty lives up to that deep promise. The atmosphere’s light as well as dark, and deep memories bubble to the surface rather than dragging the reader down. It is a thoroughly good read, a literary mystery that’s more than the sum of its parts.”—Sheila’s Reviews