Electric Noir - Three Thrillers: The Night Market The Poison Artist The Dark Room
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The “suspense that never stops” in this thriller trilogy set in San Francisco by the Edgar Award and Hammett Prize–nominated author (James Patterson).The Poison Artist After a fleeting encounter with a seductive woman, toxicologist Caleb Maddox becomes obsessed with finding her again. Meanwhile, he begins helping with a serial-murder investigation. Soon the search for the killer entwines with Caleb’s hunt for the woman in “a wicked mix of Poe, The Silence of the Lambs, and Vertigo” (William Landay).The Dark Room Homicide inspector Gavin Cain is called in for a highly sensitive case: the mayor is being blackmailed. A series of photographs show a beautiful woman shackled to a bed. And worse revelations are to come if the mayor doesn’t take his own life first. This “electrifying noir thriller” tracks Cain as he enters a web of deceit and destruction (Booklist, starred review).The Night Market In this “sharp and scary near-future thriller,” Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene where a dead man is covered in an unknown substance eating through his skin. Suddenly, he’s hauled into a trailer and shocked unconscious. When he wakes up days later, he’s in his own bed, lying next to his neighbor Mia—a woman he barely knows. And she knows a lot more than she’s letting on (Publishers Weekly, starred review).