Citycide - A Danny Cavanaugh Mystery and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$11.66
Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.95
  • Save: $1.29 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $0.41
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Citycide: A Danny Cavanaugh Mystery Paperback – May 31, 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.66
$11.20 $11.20

Frequently Bought Together

Citycide: A Danny Cavanaugh Mystery + Dark Town Redemption: Inspired By True Events
Price for both: $23.32

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New Adult Fiction by Rainbow Rowell
Acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell's latest book, Landline, offers a poignant, humorous look at relationships and marriage. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: HardBooks Publishing (May 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972480463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972480468
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,425,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Citycide is the latest, explosively charged murder mystery featuring gritty, street-smart cop Danny Cavanaugh... in this exciting, action-packed saga of murder, mayhem, and brutal struggles for power! Highly recommended." - John Burroughs  Midwest Book Review

"Filled with twists involving high level cover-ups, drug trafficking, sex peddling and questionable federal surveillance, aptly titled Citycide is a terrific Motown police procedural.  Fast-paced, readers will relish Danny's tour of the mean streets of Detroit." - Harriet Klausner, The Mystery Gazette

"Gary Hardwick has delivered another literary buffet of suspense and mystery coupled with real emotion. CITYCIDE is one of those books that will be perfect for the summer but is sure to entertain and keep you engaged from start to finish. You won't be disappointed." - Cyrus Webb Conversations Magazine

"[S]uspenseful plot; the gritty settings of inner city Detroit and the local power structures; and themes of friendship, family, loyalty, honor, and justice... if you are looking for an urban mystery thriller with intense political drama, colorful characters, and action-packed excitement, this reviewer recommends Citycide." - Fe'Dricka Moore, QBR The Black Book Review

From the Author

Some time ago, I wrote a fine little thriller called Supreme Justice.  In that book, the hero had a brash, hot-headed friend named Danny Cavanaugh.  He was bold, handsome and courageous, a hero himself.

And he died.

It hurt me to write the lines ending his life.  It hurt my publisher too, who found a white man with a black soul fascinating.

So Danny was resurrected and I wrote another fine thriller about him, Color Of Justice.  It was so fine in fact that a movie studio bought it and they tried to kill him--in development.  

I realized that young Mr. Cavanaugh had so much to say and he wasn't done saying it.  Now, I look forward to him speaking on the big screen.

After that novel, I realized that Danny Cavanaugh was an artistic and sociological representation of all men, a creation of his environment and biology, a balance of intellect and instinct, restraint and passion. 

This book is a continuation of Danny's story and more.  It brings back faces from past novels and shows how Mr. Cavanaugh was created from them all.

More About the Author

Gary Hardwick is an author, screenwriter and award-winning director of The Brothers and Deliver Us From Eva. He lives in Southern California.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
Kept me guessing whodunit until the very end.
4motown
CITYCIDE is one of those books that will be perfect for the summer but is sure to entertain and keep you engaged from start to finish.
Cyrus Webb
Plus, the plot is detailed with enough action and conflict weaved in to keep readers engaged.
a5ft10fox

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a5ft10fox on August 6, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you are tired of predictable murder mysteries and love crime tales, pick up or download Citycide today! As a fan of Mr. Hardwick's other books, I was thrilled to hear that he was working on a murder mystery inspired by the downfall of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick...and I was not disappointed. Citycide is well written and captured my attention from the beginning. I have never visited Detroit, but the author paints such a vivid picture of the city that I can imagine perfectly where the book's action plays out. If you love descriptiveness in novels as much as I do, you will not be disappointed! Plus, the plot is detailed with enough action and conflict weaved in to keep readers engaged. There were also no "slow" parts of this story; it moved along well and nothing dragged on needlessly (Hooray!). The author does an excellent job of raising enough suspicion to keep readers wondering who may have had a hand in this crime.

Fans of Mr. Hardwick will welcome the return of Danny Cavanaugh, Marshall Jackson, and Jesse King, characters from his previous novels whose paths cross as the story progresses. While we get updates on Jackson and King, the book focuses mostly on Danny Cavanaugh, a white detective who was raised in inner city Detroit, his investigation of this crime, and changes in his personal life. Even readers who have not read Mr. Hardwick's previous books will appreciate Danny and the other well developed characters in this story. Can't wait for the next book. Bravo!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Having read Gary Hardwick's previous books, I was anxiously awaiting this one. And CITYCIDE did not disappoint! It brings some of the exciting characters from Hardwick's previous books together for an exciting, thrilling ride through the gritty side of Detroit, and I'm not talking about just the city politics, but the streets of Detroit where I grew up. It brings up memories of the city, past and present. Danny Cavanaugh is unlike any other cop I've read about. He's street-wise, complex, intense, and has the City of Detroit and it's citizens to protect as his #1 priority until a change in his life makes him question his prorities. CITYCIDE is a must-read if you like non-stop action and suspense! I can see this up on the big screen soon.....!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By SOWEGAReads on November 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Hardwick gives us another page turner and unexpected ending! He never seems to disappoint, especially with Cavanaugh leading the way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Purple Passion on March 20, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I just love Gary Hardwick's books. I especially cannot get enough of Danny Cavanaugh. These books just keep you on the edge and where you just do not want to put the book down until you have completed it.

Can't wait to see if there will be more even though it appears this was the last of Danny and his adventures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By BOOKWORM on February 6, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
WHEN DANNY INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A YOUNG HOOKER,THE CITY OF DETROIT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. DANNY FINDS EVIDENCE THAT THE MAYOR WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH THE HOOKER AND HE MAY HAVE PERJURIED HIMSELF IN A SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CASE. AN ATTEMPT IS MADE ON DANNY AND VINNY'S LIFE. WILL HE STAY ON THE CASE OR LET THE CROOKS GET AWAY? IF YOU KNOW DANNY, THEN YOU HAVE YOUR ANSWER. YOU WILL LOVE THIS STORY.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoy Gary Hardwick novels about the cops in Detriot. Regardless if you read his other book or just starting with this one, you are pulled into their world.
I'm looking forward to many more from Hardwick!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Jorjigirl on September 14, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My Book Club read for the month of September is CityCide. We have been fans of Gary Hardwick for a very long time. I read his book as a first time Kindle user. I thoroughly enjoyed the Kindle and even more Gary's book. It was definitely a page turner. It had me from the very beginning. It was so well written that it had me hanging on wanting to get to more. I'm from Detroit, so the setting was very familiar. Waiting for your next book Gary...!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?