"Hero Dave Gurney is
one for the ages."
"Verdon is masterly at keeping Gurney
a step ahead of the reader."
—New York Times
"It's easy to see why this series is so popular, blending as it does the hard-boiled social observations of noir fiction with the inscrutable pleasures of classic "whodunit" puzzle-solving."
"As incredible as it seems, a relatively
new author with no law enforcement
background has created a protagonist
with insight and skills that rival the best
crime solvers of all time."
—New York Journal of Books
"John Verdon writes grown-up detective novels … with intelligent plots, well-developed characters and crimes that have social consequences."— New York Times
When gruesome murders tear apart a racially polarized town, Gurney’s investigation uncovers deep layers of deception — and a shockingly cold-blooded villain.
"Fans of classic fair play who appreciate well-developed characterizations in their whodunits will relish Verdon's richly atmospheric fifth mystery." — Publishers Weekly
Eerie events at Wolf Lake Lodge present Gurney with a chilling question: How could four people have the same dream, and why would they all commit suicide after having it?
"Verdon's distinctive blend of brilliant puzzle and psychological insight into his sleuth, retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney, has never been better" — Publishers Weekly
Puzzle-solving master Dave Gurney brings his formidable analytical skills to the shocking murder of a wealthy politician that couldn’t have been committed the way the police say it was.
"The tension is palpable on virtually every page" –Publishers Weekly
While helping the daughter of a friend put together a crime documentary, Dave takes a close look at a notorious serial murder case — one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement doctrine — and discovers that everyone has it wrong.
“Taut and suspenseful… Verdon is in top form.” —Washington Post
A bride is decapitated at her own wedding reception at her new husbandʼs country estate. Through a series of strange discoveries and revelations, Dave Gurney gradually unravels one of the most bizarrely monstrous criminal schemes imaginable.
“Itʼs hard to remember a better debut for a crime writer.” —Star Ledger
What if someone claimed they could tell what number youʼd think of before you thought of it — then proved they were right? What seems at first a diverting trick soon ignites a massive multiple murder investigation in this propulsive masterpiece of suspense.