Blue kingfisher.

by Badu, Erykah,

Format: Print Book 2018
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What happens when a master of disguise tries to be herself for once? If you're private investigator Kat Stone, trouble seems to find you with or without your favorite wig.Kat knows she's living on borrowed time, waiting for her violent past to catch up with her. Still, she doesn't expect men to start falling from the sky. On a desolate morning in Fort Washington Park, Kat discovers the body of her building's French expat maintenance man atop the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse.The NYPD is quick to dismiss his death as suicide, another lost soul leaping from the bridge overhead. Kat is less than convinced, especially when she learns about his dangerous side hustle, finding jobs for immigrant members of their community. Her investigation turns up unexpected connections to Manhattan's tony art world, not to mention a host of dark superstitions. When she goes undercover with a deep-sea fishing company, she gets a little too cozy with a colorful cast of characters and a couple of jellyfish. Will she find his killer before her past drags her under? From one of the most acclaimed new mystery writers working today comes a riveting novel of suspense that will have you guessing until the last page is turned.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Two years ago, Kathleen Stone was an NYPD detective, buried undercover in drug kingpin Salvatore Magrelli's organization. Now, she is a private investigator who trades disguises daily so that Magrelli can't make good on his death threat. After she finds her building's maintenance man, Tambo Campion, lying dead beneath Fort Washington Park's lighthouse, however, she fears that her days of flying below Magrelli's radar may be coming to an end. The NYPD declares Campion's death the result of a suicidal leap from the George Washington Bridge, despite the improbable dry landing. The story behind Campion's death becomes more complicated when Kathleen learns that the maintenance man helped many of the neighborhood's undocumented immigrants find off-the-books employment. Using a job flier swiped from Campion's apartment, Kathleen adopts a new persona and dives into the dead man's other world. Tense undercover scenes paired with Stone's struggle to rebuild her life after her stint with the NYPD create a gripping addition to the recent trend in crime fiction of portraying the dangers facing America's immigrants.--Christine Tran Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fascinating and fully developed characters lift Wright's intriguing third Kat Stone mystery (after 2015's The Granite Moth). Kat, a former NYPD undercover officer turned PI, is out for a walk along the Hudson River one morning when she spots a body atop the Jeffrey's Point Lighthouse below the George Washington Bridge. She recognizes the victim as her apartment building's maintenance man, Tambo Campion. The police rule the death a suicide, but Stone doubts this assessment. She soon learns that Campion, one of the few Frenchmen in her predominantly Dominican neighborhood, was a kingfisher, someone who finds jobs for immigrants. But that's not the only way he augmented his income, leaving Stone to muse: "This investigation had become a process of reconstructing a personality rather than a murder. I thought, if I could learn enough about this man I'd seen every week but never really knew, I could find the killer." Complicating her task is a local drug lord with a grudge against her. Wright's vividly told tale is studded with wry wit. Agent: Penn Whaling, Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects ordreq 09/26/18 xa
Publisher Polis Books,2018
Notes Kat Stone mystery 3.
Description p. cm.
ISBN 9781947993266
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