August Snow

Stephen Mack Jones

ISBN: 9781616958688

Published: February, 2017

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• Winner of the Hammett Prize for Crime Fiction

• Nominated for the 2018 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel

• Strand Magazine Critics Awards Best First Novel Nominee

• A 2018 Michigan Notable Book

August Snow, an ex-police detectiv...

• Winner of the Hammett Prize for Crime Fiction

• Nominated for the 2018 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel

• Strand Magazine Critics Awards Best First Novel Nominee

• A 2018 Michigan Notable Book

August Snow, an ex-police detective who was fired from the Detroit PD, brought down the entire corrupt department and the mayor with a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. The son of an African-American cop and a Mexican-American painter, August Snow is most at home in Detroit’s Mexicantown neighborhood, where he grew up—the neighborhood he’s now returned to and hopes to revitalize with his settlement money of $12 million. The trouble is August has old enemies with scores to settle.

When an old acquaintance, finance magnate Eleanore Paget, hears August is back in town, she tries to hire him to investigate suspicious goings – on at her investment bank. August declines—detective work is no longer his beat. When Eleanore is found dead the next day of an apparent suicide, August doesn’t buy it for a minute. His search for her killer will drag him into a rat’s nest of Detroit’s most dangerous criminals.

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“Winner of the 2018 Nero Award.”
“All of us begin in grace and great promise and, staring at the door left open behind, wonder where they’ve gone. Stephen Mack Jones knows this, as does his narrator August Snow, as does their battered city, Detroit. Jean Cocteau believed the world is a misunderstanding. We read searching for stories that help us untangle some of that misunderstanding; August Snow is one.”
–James Sallis
“Compelling...strong one-on-one dialogue that keeps the story moving. August Snow is an entertaining read that gives Jones — and Detroit — plenty to celebrate.”
—Toledo Blade