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Shallow Grave: A Matt Sinclair Mystery by [Brian Thiem]

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Praise for Shallow Grave:
“As a former homicide officer, Thiem draws on his experience to build his detailed plot and realistic characters that will be appreciated by fans of authentic police procedurals.”
Library Journal

"Cleverly plotted...trenchant prose."
Publishers Weekly

"Readers will love the fast-moving plot of this tale...with old and new cast members that will have even more readers jumping onto the Matt Sinclair mysteries train."
Suspense Magazine

"If you like mystery, suspense, drama, a tough approach with a tender underside, then try this book and you’ll find that you will want to read the other books by Brian Thiem."
Night Owl Reviews

Praise for Thrill Kill:
"Thiem’s hard-hitting...portrayal of a decent man’s efforts to uphold civilization in a decaying urban jungle rings all too disturbingly true."
Publishers Weekly starred review

"Another satisfying read in a top-notch new series. Be well, Detective Sinclair, and come back soon. We need you."
Booklist

"Thiem’s tough-but-tender hero’s dedication to a routine so grueling it feels authentic puts the procedure back in procedural."
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Red Line:
"Thiem skillfully guides the realistic action to the unexpected ending. Readers will want to see more of his richly drawn main character."
Publishers Weekly

"This hard-edged beauty makes reviewers think maybe they’ve been too nice to all those suffering cop/lawyer/PI types who swarm the genre...none are as interesting as Sinclair’s psy-war with the world."
Booklist

“Some books require a few pages to really get going. Such is NOT the case with Brian Thiem’s gripping police procedural...Red Line is that good...[Thiem] knows prose. He knows characters and drama. He understands suspense, its power and how to wield it. He knows police life grit. Fictional latitude and realism huddle happily here.”
Noir Journal

"A compelling read from beginning to end, Red Line is very highly recommended."
Midwest Book Review

"[Thiem’s] skill as a story teller makes me look forward to more. Reading this book was not unlike the thrill you get when a car takes off with the pedal to the floor."
Crimespree Magazine

"The real deal—and one that could only be written by a cop. This street-wise police procedural offers readers a unique and inside view of the high-stress, high-stakes search for the bad guys."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Truth Be Told

“Brian Thiem hits the bull’s-eye in his true-to-life debut. A mystery with authenticity, grit, drama—Red Line has it all. A gripping police procedural from a real pro.”
—Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and NYT bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave

From the Inside Flap

When the Oakland coroner’s office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department’s intelligence unit and Sinclair’s former partner.

Police brass want to pin the murder on a dead member of an outlaw motorcycle gang and they want the case closed quickly, but Sinclair and his current partner, Cathy Braddock, aren’t satisfied with that answer. As Sinclair delves into the details of Roberts’s past, secrets from his work and personal life come to the surface--secrets that some people will go to any length to keep buried. But Sinclair won’t stop until he finds the truth, even if it means sacrificing his former partner’s reputation and possibly his own career.

With Shallow Grave, Brian Thiem brings back his beloved detective for a thrilling third adventure in his acclaimed police procedural series.

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Praise for Thrill Kill:
"Thiem's hard-hitting...portrayal of a decent man's efforts to uphold civilization in a decaying urban jungle rings all too disturbingly true."
--Publishers Weekly starred review

"Another satisfying read in a top-notch new series. Be well, Detective Sinclair, and come back soon. We need you."
--Booklist

"Thiem's tough-but-tender hero's dedication to a routine so grueling it feels authentic puts the procedure back in procedural."
--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Red Line:
"Thiem skillfully guides the realistic action to the unexpected ending. Readers will want to see more of his richly drawn main character."
--Publishers Weekly

"This hard-edged beauty makes reviewers think maybe they’ve been too nice to all those suffering cop/lawyer/PI types who swarm the genre...none are as interesting as Sinclair’s psy-war with the world."
--Booklist

“Some books require a few pages to really get going. Such is NOT the case with Brian Thiem’s gripping police procedural...Red Line is that good...[Thiem] knows prose. He knows characters and drama. He understands suspense, its power and how to wield it. He knows police life grit. Fictional latitude and realism huddle happily here.”
--Noir Journal

"A compelling read from beginning to end, Red Line is very highly recommended."
--Midwest Book Review

"[Thiem's] skill as a story teller makes me look forward to more. Reading this book was not unlike the thrill you get when a car takes off with the pedal to the floor."
--Crimespree Magazine

"The real deal—and one that could only be written by a cop. This street-wise police procedural offers readers a unique and inside view of the high-stress, high-stakes search for the bad guys."
--Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Truth Be Told

“Brian Thiem hits the bull’s-eye in his true-to-life debut. A mystery with authenticity, grit, drama – Red Line has it all. A gripping police procedural from a real pro.”
--Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and NYT bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N0SJTLD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Lane Books (July 11, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 11, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1804 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 332 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1683311434
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

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Brian Thiem spent 25 years with the Oakland Police Department, working Homicide as a detective sergeant and later as the commander of the Homicide Section. He also spent 28 years of combined active and reserve duty in the Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He received various Military Police and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) assignments, including a tour in Iraq as the Deputy Commander of the Criminal Investigation Group for the Middle East. He lives in Connecticut. Red Line is his first novel.

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