1920s. New York City. When a wealthy white man is killed in Harlem, racial tensions flare throughout the city. Ava must delve into her old life in the jazz clubs and speakeasies of New York, fighting against a ticking clock before the entire city, on edge, explodes into racial riots.
“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
CITY OF DEATH (An Ava Gold Mystery—Book 5) is a new novel in a long-anticipated new series by #1 bestseller and USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose bestseller Once Gone (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews.
In the rough streets of 1920s New York City, 34 year-old Ava Gold, a widower and single mom, claws her way up to become the first female homicide detective in her NYPD precinct. She is as tough as they come, and willing to hold her own in a man’s world.
When a black musician is accused of murdering a wealthy white Manhattanite, Ava senses all is not what it seems. Determined to track down the real killer, Ava dives back into her old life: the Harlem world of clubs. But her time is short, and there is only one thing she can be sure of: this killer will strike again.
A heart-pounding suspense thriller filled with shocking twists, the authentic and atmospheric AVA GOLD MYSTERY SERIES is a riveting page-turner, endearing us to a strong and brilliant character that will capture your heart and keep you reading late into the night.
Book #6 in the series—CITY OF VICE—is now also available.