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The Tower of Songs (A Duck Darley Novel) Hardcover – August 27, 2019

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Praise for The Tower of Songs

“Chilling… an adventure spaced around disquisitions on the decline of civilization (especially the American part), the miseries and pleasures of alcohol and oxy addiction, and the otherworldliness of the superrich.”

"This one has sleeper-hit written all over it. Fast-paced and well-plotted, Barrett’s thriller is one of the most underrated books set to come out this month."
The Real Book Spy

“Suspenseful…Duck narrates with a voice right out of classic hardboiled noir, complete with existential ruminations on his self-destructive nature.”
Publishers Weekly

“Pointed and polished… a tale that would make Hammett or Chandler proud. The Tower of Songs is hard-boiled crime writing par excellence cut from the cloth of Lawrence Block, Andrew Vachss, with just a touch of Walter Mosely tossed in for good measure. Superb in all respects.”
The Providence Journal

Praise for the Duck Darley Mysteries

“[A] well-crafted story with a strong and pleasing narrative style that deftly delivers on plot. A satisfying read, and not just for thriller aficionados.”
2018 Shamus Award Nominee - Best First PI Novel 
"Now and again a debut novel comes along that blows you out of the water. The book sings in its sheer narrative momentum."
Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor Series
"Casey Barrett should find himself in the big pool of crime writers with this deftly conceived, crisply written debut."
New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross
“Deliciously lascivious and violent, Under Water’s Vicodin‑fueled hero is impossible not to cheer on. The pull of his dark world will keep readers captivated to the last page.”
Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author of Order to Kill
“This one has it all:  mystery, suspense, secrets, and a longing for new adventure. It should be mandatory reading for all thriller aficionados.”
New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
“Barrett has created a series character in Duck Darley that rivals any detective or PI out there today: a bourbon‑drinking, fringe‑living antihero you'll find yourself rooting for despite his many flaws. I'm addicted . . . “
USA Today bestselling author Charlie Donlea
 “Olympic swimmer Barrett dives into the disturbing side of competitive sport in his savage thriller debut.”
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Casey Barrett is a Canadian Olympian and the co-founder and co-CEO of Imagine Swimming, New York City’s largest learn-to-swim school. He has won three Emmy awards and one Peabody award for his work on NBC’s broadcasts of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008. His debut novel, Under Water, was nominated for a 2018 Shamus Award. Casey lives in Manhattan and the Catskill mountains of New York with his wife, daughter, and dog. He can be found online at caseybarrettbooks.com.

Product details

  • Publisher : Kensington (August 27, 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1496709748
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1496709745
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.83 x 1.15 x 8.53 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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By Laura Jay - BookClubReporter on August 27, 2019
The Tower of Songs kept me on the edge of my seat speculating what new disasters would befall Death Darley in his dangerous investigation of what happened to Danny Soto. The Tower of Songs is an addictive mystery thriller!

Seventeen-year-old Layla Soto tracks down Private Investigator, Duck Darley, and proceeds to demand he take the job of finding her missing billionaire dad, Danny Soto. Layla believes her grandmother is the culprit who had her father kidnapped.

Private Investigator, Duck Darley, struggles with his sobriety and has his own recipe for staying sober. At the present, Duck’s meaning of sobriety is his “weed only” mentality. “Death Darley” as some call him, Duck has a sordid, criminal past and maybe that is what makes him a worthy and proficient unlicensed P.I. At first Duck, knowing that he may not be up for the spectacular danger involved in the case of Danny Soto, tries to dissuade Layla and himself from taking the case.

Once Duck decides he will take the case, it’s “game on.” Duck soon finds himself in a perilous position. Every step he takes in this case comes with the threat of death. Can a junkie, weed smoking, burned-out private detective with PTSD stay alive, especially when he learns that Soto’s disappearance has everything to do with the drug trade and the most powerful nations in the world?
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