Pacific Homicide: A Mystery (Paperback)
Midnight Ink, 9780738750217, 312pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty. LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save another officer’s life.
While she waits for the police commission to rule on the shooting, she’s called out to probe the gruesome homicide of Anya Nosova, a nineteen-year-old Russian beauty whose body is found in the Los Angeles sewer system. With her own case in limbo, Davie knows that any mistakes in the investigation could end her career. As she hunts for the murderer, somebody begins to hunt her . . . and it’s no longer just her job that’s on the line.
Smiley kicks off a hard-boiled series with a bang in this fast-paced novel that sweeps readers along quickly."—Library Journal
"Terrific The classic cop story goes contemporary in this suspenseful, riveting thriller. Instantly cinematic and completely authentic—LAPD's tough and savvy Davie Richards will capture your heart.It's a page-turner from moment one."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
"Pacific Homicide combines an insider's knowledge of the LAPD with a clear-eyed, no-nonsense heroine and an entertaining dry wit. Davie Richards is easy to fall in love with and her story is full of surprising twists."—Matt Witten, writer and producer for Pretty Little Liars, House, Medium, Law & Order and Homicide
"Patricia Smiley, at the top of her form in this multi-layered thriller . . . writes with the authenticity of Joseph Wambaugh."—Paul Levine, bestselling author of Bum Rap
"Crackling with wit and suspense, Patricia Smiley's Pacific Homicide is a classic police procedural told with flair, imagination and the deep authenticity of an author who knows the LAPD from firsthand experience."—Bonnie MacBird, author of Art in the Blood, A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
"Fans of the classic police procedural will love Davie Richards, the LAPD detective at the heart of this novel . . . Readers will discover Smiley's nimble talents for understated wit, unsentimental affection and the emotional wounds that drive the best of cops to buck the system in search of justice."—Kim Fay, Edgar Award finalist for The Map of Lost Memories
"With a taut style, unfailing ear, and unflinching honesty, Patricia Smiley's Pacific Homicide puts a fresh, deeply emotional spin on the police procedural."—Craig Faustus Buck, author of Go Down Hard