Devil Sent the Rain

A Mystery

by Lisa Turner

On Sale: 09/27/2016

Devil Sent the Rain

A Mystery

by Lisa Turner

On Sale: 09/27/2016


About the Book

Edgar-nominated and bestselling author Lisa Turner’s hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark Southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite—and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death

The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.

Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world.

In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.

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Critical Praise

“A murdered bride, old money, betrayal, and lost love fuel this superb Southern Gothic mystery. DEVIL SENT THE RAIN is Turner’s best novel to date. I can’t wait to read her next.” - Eric Rickstad, New York Times Bestselling author of The Silent Girls and Lie In Wait

“A well-wrought procedural that takes a hard look at the old South’s influence on the new. ” - Kirkus Reviews

“[A] shifting narrative, a keen sense of place, and a steady stream of suspects and red herrings propel the mystery to a satisfying conclusion.” - Publishers Weekly

“[Detective Billy Able’s] outlook is what gives this series its fresh perspective. Untangling his disdain for privilege from his lingering feelings from the woman he once loved, his quest for justice must overcome his empathy for those whose lives have been warped by the insular world of Southern aristocracy.” - LA Review of Books

“Drawing on the history of some of America’s most troubled times, Turner’s gripping account is thought provoking.” - RT BOOKReviews

“A good Southern police procedural and should appeal to Caroline Haine or Margaret Maron readers.” - Booklist

“Turner has an eye for detail and moves her story along with a new question, a new clue, and a new suspect in every chapter.” - Memphis

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062136213
  • ISBN 10: 0062136216
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 09/27/2016
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

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