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The Second Goodbye

By: Patricia Smiley
Series: A Pacific Homicide #3
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738752365
English  |  312 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
Pub Date: December 2018
Price: $15.99
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The Second Goodbye
"Sassy and analytical, L.A. Detective Davie Richards utilizes 'shoe leather and minutiae' to unravel a brilliantly staged fake suicide. Seamless prose, tightly crafted clues, and surprising twists make The Second Goodbye a memorable police procedural. Brew the coffee for the graveyard shift, as you'll be up all night reading."—K.J. Howe, best-selling author of The Freedom Broker and Skyjack

"Patricia Smiley tackles Michael Connelly territory and succeeds with a realistic, compelling police procedural in the badlands of contemporary Los Angeles. Detective Davie Richards is a smart, no-nonsense heroine, and the storytelling had me turning the pages at the expense of mundane activities like sleeping. The Second Goodbye is an intriguing mystery laced with well-researched law enforcement practices."—Raymond Benson, author of In the Hush of the Night and The Black Stiletto Serial

"The Second Goodbye is a straight ahead jolt of police procedural adrenaline! Like Michael Connelly, Patricia Smiley grabs a hold of you and pulls you into the story without tricks or gimmicks. Just a great story told by a great storyteller. The Second Goodbye catapults Smiley onto the top tier of crime writers!"— Matt Coyle, Anthony Award-winning author of the Rick Cahill crime series

"A thoroughly satisfying and well-crafted police procedural."—Bookreporter

Outside the Wire
"[Richards] makes a dogged and determined heroine...Readers will want to see a lot more of her."—Publishers Weekly

"[Smiley] moves the plot as deftly as she moves the reader, with lots of action and just enough heart."—Kirkus Reviews

Pacific Homicide 

"Smiley kicks off a hard-boiled series with a bang in this fast-paced novel that sweeps readers along quickly."—Library Journal

"An excellent book about the emotions that drive some of the best policemen and women to go after their own justice, no matter the cost."—Suspense Magazine

"Terrific! The classic cop story goes contemporary in this suspenseful, riveting thriller. Instantly cinematic and completely authentic—LAPD's tough and savvy Davie Richards will capture your heart. It's a page-turner from moment one."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha–, Anthony–, and Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author

"Pacific Homicide combines an insider's knowledge of the LAPD with a clear-eyed, no-nonsense heroine and an entertaining dry wit. Davie Richards is easy to fall in love with and her story is full of surprising twists."—Matt Witten, writer and producer for Pretty Little Liars, House,Medium, Law & Order, and Homicide

"Patricia Smiley, at the top of her form in this multi-layered thriller...writes with the authenticity of Joseph Wambaugh."—Paul Levine, bestselling author of Bum Rap

"Crackling with wit and suspense, Patricia Smiley's Pacific Homicide is a classic police procedural told with flair, imagination and the deep authenticity of an author who knows the LAPD from firsthand experience."—Bonnie MacBird, author of Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

"Fans of the classic police procedural will love Davie Richards, the LAPD detective at the heart of this novel...Readers will discover Smiley's nimble talents for understated wit, unsentimental affection and the emotional wounds that drive the best of cops to buck the system in search of justice."—Kim Fay, Edgar Award finalist for The Map of Lost Memories

"With a taut style, unfailing ear, and unflinching honesty, Patricia Smiley's Pacific Homicide puts a fresh, deeply emotional spin on the police procedural."—Craig Faustus Buck, author of Go Down Hard





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