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The Glass Factory (A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery) (Paperback)

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By Kenneth Wishnia, Reed Farrel Coleman (Introduction by)
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Ex-NYPD cop Filomena Buscarsela—the irrepressible urban crime fighter of 23 Shades of Black and Soft Money—is back. When Filomena discovers that a high-tech Long Island factory is spewing poisons into the water supply, she’s sure that the contaminator is none other than her nemesis, a cutthroat industrial polluter. Armed only with an ax to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she’ll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood. Her search for justice introduces her to the unfamiliar scent of privilege and immerses her in the all-too-familiar stench of political corruption and personal greed. Once again, Filomena’s nose for trouble has drawn her into a case that’s more than a little hazardous to her health. Set in 1980s New York, this third installment in the series sees the tough-talking, street-smart Latina juggling the dangers of the investigation with the demands of her adorable three-year-old daughter and the delights of a surprising new romance.

About the Author

Kenneth Wishnia is an associate professor of English at Suffolk Community College and the author of the Filomena Buscarsela Mystery series, the first of which was nominated for both the Edgar and the Anthony Awards, and made the "Booklist" "Best First Mystery" list. He is also the author five other novels, including "The Fifth Servant "and "Red House." Reed Farrel Coleman is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and the former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America. He has published 14 novels, including seven books in the Moe Prager series. They both live on Long Island.

Praise For…

"Filomena Buscarsela [is] a Latina heroine with the epic appeal of Everywoman. The world's a mess, but Filomena's still fighting. It's that perspective that sets Wishnia apart—there's nothing else out there remotely like his books."  —Rocky Mountain News

"Wishnia writes with brio, energy, rage, passion, and humor. Brash, sassy, smart and indomitable, Filomena is purely a force of nature, and The Glass Factory is another winner."  —Booklist

“Riveting circumstances, a strongly focused plot, and ably described settings make this essential reading.”  —Library Journal

“Mother and daughter are so appealing, and the case against an unscrupulous businessman is put together so compellingly, the tale keeps one reading to its bittersweet end.”  —Boston Globe

“Filomena Buscarsela [is] an irreverent, intrepid, Ecuadorian-born, former New York City cop with the savvy of Erin Brockovich and the stamina of Wonder Woman.”  —Newsday

"From the first sentence, this book was a delight. Filomena is smart and sassy, and totally believable. . . . She’s the superwoman we women would all like to be, taking everything in her stride. . . ." —Marsali Taylor,
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604867626
ISBN-10: 1604867620
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: August 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery