BURY THE PAST (Crooked Lane Books) continues the pairing of detectives John Penley and Paula Newberry as they investigate a homicide where the evidence reveals their prime suspect–a man already in prison. He has the ultimate alibi. The case takes an unexpected turn for detective Newberry when a case from her past resurfaces and puts her in the killer’s crosshairs.

KN James L'Etoile

  Where you can find your copy:

Amazon (hardbound, paperback and Kindle)

Barnes & Noble (hardbound, paperback and Nook)

BooksAMillion (hardbound and e-book edition)

IndieBound (for the independent bookstore nearest you)

BookSpan (hardbound)

Face In  A Book El Dorado Hills, CA

Barnes & Noble in Roseville, CA has a stock of autographed copies available.

Praise for BURY THE PAST:

“[A] tight sequel to 2016’s At What Cost..L’Etoile, a former associate prison warden, keeps the suspense high while illuminating the culture of criminals and the ties that bind cops.” — Publishers Weekly

“Hugely entertaining thriller…shrewdly plotted.” — Booklist

“L’Etoile…vividly evokes the chaotic license to kill that pervasive official corruption releases.” — Kirkus

“L’Etoile’s authentic tone and snappy dialog keep the pace sprinting along here. This is one for fans of Karin Slaughter, especially those who enjoy her Will Trent books.”
IndiePicks Magazine
“The plot breaths new life into the police corruption angle, but it is the skillful juggling of the investigation with the home lives of the detectives that makes this novel such a pleasure to read.” — BOLO BOOKS
“Creepy and addictive, and kept me reading ” — The Daily Republic

BURY THE PAST selected as an Award Finalist in the 2017 American Books Awards, Thriller/Adventure category.

BURY THE PAST nominated as a Reader’s Choice selection in Killer Nashville’s Reader’s Choice Awards for 2017

BURY THE PAST nominated as a finalist in Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for best procedural mystery of the year


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