Death's Little Helpers

Death's Little Helpers

By Peter Spiegelman

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400033607, 338pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2006

In this masterful follow-up to Peter Spiegelman's stunning debut "Black Maps," private investigator John March finds himself drawn into a web of corruption that extends from the halls of high finance to the dark underworld of organized crime.
Gregory Danes, a Wall Street analyst has gone missing, and his ex-wife, a fashionable painter, calls March to track him down. She just wants himto sign her alimony checks, but as March soon discovers, she's not the only one looking for him.Danes was once an industry hot shot, but has lost his touch. His biggest gains lately, it seems, had been in enemies including a few members of the Russian mob. When March receives a threat upon his own family, he realizes Danes had been involved in something far more dangerous than insider trading.

About the Author
Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death's Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Mr. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses and central banks in major markets.

Praise For Death's Little Helpers

"Mordant, action-packed [and] knowledge-filled. . . . Breaks new ground in detective fiction. . . . A bang-up novel." —The Washington Post"[An] elegantly written thriller. . . . A stylish take on the perennial private-eye tale." —The Wall Street Journal"[Black Maps] was a tough act to follow, and Spiegelman has done it with stunning skill. [He] has the heart, head and writing skills to make his setting explode with rare light and excitement." —Chicago Tribune"A fine story told well [that ends] with a satisfying bang. March is a man to watch." —Daily News