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Kind of Blue

An Ash Levine Thriller

Miles Corwin


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LA Times Best-Seller

Gritty, Quirky, Engaging, Intense

When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in LA, the pressure’s on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago.

A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left unanchored—and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused Latisha’s murder.

When he’s asked to rejoin the force, Ash reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him the chance to find Latisha’s killer.

Ash dives in headfirst into the shadowlands of Southern California to investigate the ex-cop’s murder. But even when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case doesn’t sit right with Ash, and he continues working the increasingly dangerous investigation while quietly chasing leads in Latisha’s murder.

Unable to let either case go until he has answers, Ash finds that his obsessive nature, which propels him into a world of private compromises and public corruption, is a flaw that might prove fatal.

Fans of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch will love Ash Levine

While the novels in the Ash Levine Crime Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:

Kind of Blue
Midnight Alley

Praise For Kind of Blue: An Ash Levine Thriller

Kind of Blue is my kind of book and I think Miles Corwin is a novelist to watch. This book has character and texture, action, and reflection. It's got it all and I can't wait for more!” —Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author

“Mr. Corwin infuses his intimate knowledge of cops and murder in his first novel, Kind of Blue. Every bit as moving, funny, complex, and exciting as the works of Michael Connelly and Joseph Wambaugh, Kind of Blue launches Miles Corwin to the front rank of crime novelists working LA’s meanest streets.” —Robert Crais, New York Times best-selling author

“Combining a deft, elegant prose style with the acute eye of a veteran crime reporter, Miles Corwin has created a compelling portrait of seasoned homicide cops at work. This is LA’s darkest side: ironic, heartbreaking, stunningly violent, unfailingly human. Riveting.” —Jonathan Kellerman, New York Times best-selling author

“A terrific book; raucous and raconteuring. Homicide cops as you’ve never seen them before. A primer on the boredom and exhilaration of police work—a must read of pit-bull dimensions.” —James Ellroy, best-selling author

* “Former LA Times crime reporter Corwin clearly knows the technical stuff. His procedural details are spot on, but he also knows how to generate adrenaline-producing action, and he gets into the very heart and soul of his multifaceted protagonist.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

“Years of experience as a Los Angeles Times reporter give Corwin the inside track on the seamy side of the city, and his depiction of the life of a police detective is as real as it gets. Readers of Michael Connelly will rejoice.” —Library Journal

Kind of Blue avoids the overheated prose so often found in crime fiction. Corwin is a minimalist, yet his descriptions are precise. Genuinely suspenseful.” —The Los Angeles Times

“Former LA Times crime reporter Corwin introduces an engaging Jewish police detective in his first novel, a grittily realistic story. [A] strong debut.” —Publishers Weekly

“Filled with the raw, tough, and crude daily routine of police work and life on the mean streets of Los Angeles” —The Big Thrill

“Corwin, a remarkable new talent, goes deep into Michael Connelly territory; he’s created an exceptional, atmospheric police procedural that’s easily one of the year’s best crime novels.” —Lansing State Journal

“A plot that is so gritty and realistic one has to keep in mind it is a work of fiction. It’s that good.” —Tucson Citizen

“A memorable thriller. Fans of Michael Connelly’s Det. Harry Bosch will welcome the arrival of another sharp, interesting cop prowling through the LA underworld.” —The Norwalk Citizen

Praise for Miles Corwin

Midnight Alley is a terrific novel, thriller, page-turner, and a smart social study of today’s Los Angeles. The journalist in Corwin gets the facts right, and the entertainer in him keeps the story fresh, the characters bold and the pace brisk. This is a worthy addition to LA’s long canon of crime fiction.” —T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times best-selling author

“Corwin hits it out of the park with this one and certainly leaves the reader wanting more. An exceptionally intriguing and gripping read.” —Suspense Magazine

“Mercy! This high-octane thriller captures the whorl of LA and leaves the reader wanting more.” —Los Angeles Magazine

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608090075, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

About the Author

A native of Los Angeles, Miles Corwin is a former crime reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Corwin is a best-selling author whose previous books include The Killing Season, And Still We Rise, and Homicide Special. Kind of Blue is the first in the Ash Levine Crime Series, followed by Midnight Alley.