The Darkest Game

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Pub Date 05 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 06 Apr 2022

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The past is steeped in blood.

Bad things happen every day. No one knows this better than LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel. He also knows that bad things often go unpunished—all it takes is a glance at his dusty stack of cold cases to see that time is kind to sinners.

A museum curator is found shot point-blank, his home torn apart. It's the sort of random crime destined to fester in an evidence locker. But it's a case tailor-made for the academic turned detective—he can't leave any question unanswered. In pursuit of an untouchable killer, Jarsdel soon uncovers a web of fraud and corruption that leads him to sunny Catalina Island, Hollywood's bygone playground. There, nothing is as it should be: the past is ever-present, and Jarsdel unwittingly finds himself embroiled in a widespread conspiracy. While reckoning with a dark legacy, he'll exhume long-buried secrets of LA's troubled past and with it, deadly consequences.

A searing mystery from critically acclaimed author Joseph Schneider, The Darkest Game is a story about dread, greed, and anguish; how it spreads like rot, and how one detective struggles to keep it at bay.

The past is steeped in blood.

Bad things happen every day. No one knows this better than LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel. He also knows that bad things often go unpunished—all it takes is a glance at his...


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A gritty tale of greed, corruption and murder under the Californian sky, cleverly plotted with enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish and blessed with a terrific cast of exquisitely drawn characters.
I really loved the writing

Highly recommended murder mystery that deserves to be enjoyed without any moderation whatsoever!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Poisoned Pen for this wonderful ARC

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The Darkest Game is the third book in the LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel series by Joseph Schneider. This fast-paced mystery thriller is sure to take readers on a roller coaster of emotions with twists and turns around every corner. The mystery unfolds at a perfect pace, sprinkling clues and local shifts along the way. This could work as a standalone, although reading the prior ones will give a little more background information.

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