MysteryPeople Presents: NEELY TUCKER- The Ways of the Dead


Monday, June 23 at 7PM
MysteryPeople Presents

Debut Novelist
NEELY TUCKER

speaking & sgining
The Ways of the Dead


When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder—but reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. So begins the new mystery from veteran journalist Neely Tucker. Join us this evening as MysteryPeople welcomes Tucker to talk about his debut novel, a layered, edge-of-your-seat mystery that takes readers from gritty backstreets to elegant halls of power to fast-paced newsrooms.

About The Ways of the Dead: When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder—but reporter Sully Carter suspects there’s more to the case. From the city’s grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper. Based on the real-life 1990s Princeton Place murders, Neely Tucker’s debut novel is a pitch-perfect rendering of a fast-paced newsroom and a layered, edge-of-your-seat mystery sure to please fans of Elmore Leonard and George Pelecanos.

Neely Tucker is a veteran journalist with a career spanning twenty-five years, thirteen of which he spent at The Washington Post. His 2004 memoir, Love in the Driest Season, was named one of the Best 25 Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly.


Praise for The Ways of the Dead:

“[An] exciting fiction debut . . . The brisk plot is punctuated by an insightful view of journalism and manipulative editors, shady politicians, and apathetic cops, while also showing residents working to create a better neighborhood. Readers will be pleased that Tucker leaves room for a sequel.”
—Publishers Weekly

“From the powerful opening to the shocking finale, The Ways of the Dead delivers the very best in gritty, hard-edged suspense.  Complex characters, taut dialogue, and a riveting plot all add up to one extremely excellent novel.”

—Lisa Gardner

"The Ways of the Dead is a great read. Deep characters, pitch perfect dialogue and a plot with as many curves as the Rock Creek Parkway as it moves through the side of Washington D.C. far away from the Smithsonian. Neely Tucker takes this novel up an even further notch with a story framed around the hot button issues of our time, including race, justice and the media. If this is Tucker's first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next."
—Michael Connelly


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Event date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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The Ways of the Dead Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780670016587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 12th, 2014

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