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Zack Walker Mystery #1

Zack Walker is a writer with an overactive imagination and two teenage children. After a murder on their street, he uproots his family from the city – insisting it’s for their own good – and heads for the security of the suburbs.

However, his peaceful new life is soon shattered when he finds a body while out walking by the creek. Zack recognizes the dead man – and knows who his killer might be.

Things go from bad to worse as Zack follows a trail of deceit that leads right to his front door. To protect his family – and so he doesn’t get framed for a crime he didn’t commit – he’s going to have to track down the killer himself.

Suddenly the suburbs are not looking nearly so safe . . .

Linwood Barclay’s debut novels, available for the first time in the UK.

Reviews

Delightful characters and a clever plot created with thoughtful and skilled writing...dare we hope for a second encounter?
Washington Times
Riotously funny and irreverent . . . Barclay's debut novel is a rollicking good read. Fans of the crime caper will rejoice.
Publishers Weekly
Well crafted and twisty...BAD MOVE reads like a mainstream movie
Dallas Morning
An amazing debut.
Kirkus Reviews
Some days, all you really want is for someone to tell you a wicked-good story. Linwood Barclay answers the reader's perpetual prayer.
New York Times
Fast pacing and well-drawn characters
Booklist