Devil in the Hole by Charles Salzberg
Down & Out Books will be publishing Charles Salzberg’s new Henry Swann mystery Swann’s Way Out in early 2017. In the meantime, we have acquired his previous books to reissue in new trade paperback and ebook formats, including the highly regarded Devil in the Hole.
Author: Charles Salzberg
Format: Trade Paperback and eBook
Publication date: November 14, 2016
In the ballroom of a sparsely furnished Connecticut mansion, police find a shocking sight: four bodies lined up next to each other, three teenagers and a middle-aged woman, each lying on a blanket, each shot once in the head. In an upstairs bedroom: an elderly woman and the family dog, both of them shot as well. The only person missing is the husband, father, son, and prime suspect, John Hartman, who’s got a three-week jump on the police.
Through the eyes of almost two dozen characters, including the neighbor who reports the crime, Hartman’s mistress, a dogged state investigator, the family minister, and some of the characters Hartman meets on his escape route, we piece together not only what happened and how these shocking murders affect the community, but how John Hartman evades capture, where he’s headed, and maybe even why he committed this gruesome crime in the first place.
Based on the notorious John List murders and already compared to works by Norman Mailer and Russell Banks, DEVIL IN THE HOLE is gripping, literate, and haunting.http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/devil-in-the-hole-by-charles-salzberg/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Down-and-Out-Books-Logo-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Down-and-Out-Books-Logo-150x64.pngNews