2014 Breakthrough Novel Award Winner: The Dead Key
Congratulations to D.M. Pulley, winner of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for her mystery & thriller novel The Dead Key. In The Dead Key it’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.
Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes were lost.
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