Yesterday's Fatal

Hallie Ahern Mysteries (Volume 2 of 3)

Jan Brogan

Minotaur Books

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Rhode Island reporter Hallie Ahern needs her next story to land on the front page if she wants to keep her job. The new execs at the Morning Chronicle are cutting back the staff, and Hallie, the newest member of the investigative team, could be one of the first to go.
     
A one-car accident, even one that resulted in the death of a young mother of three, normally wouldn’t be front-page material. But because Hallie witnessed it while coming home late on a rainy spring night, she can’t get it out of her mind. With a little luck and a lot of digging, Hallie’s good instincts put her on the trail of a much bigger story. And to get it, she’ll to have to take some risks, but this time the stakes couldn’t be any higher or more deadly.
     
A breakneck ride through Providence’s crime world and a powerful look at Hallie’s daily struggle with gambling addiction, Yesterday’s Fatal will have readers holding on tight.

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Chapter One
It’s not that fatals are beneath me.
It’s just that these days, no newspaper reporter jumps into her car and rips off to an actual car accident scene. We settle for getting the facts from the cops over the phone. Partly, this is because we’re so understaffed, but partly it’s a sad fact that fatals are rarely front-page news anymore, just an exploitation of all-too-frequent tragedy, the ultimate senselessness of blood and gore.
I never would have even been on that road, that late, alone—except that I had to pee.
I was coming back from another assignment, a god-awful political

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“A winner . . . Brogan keeps the suspense mounting. . . . She is a surefire mystery writer at the top of her form.”
Providence Journal

“[Brogan] takes the reader with her on a hair-raising ride.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Brogan does a good job of creating a bristling plot and likable characters, while dosing the whole novel with elements of humor and satire that are original, accurate, and unexpected.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hallie Ahern is a journalist scraping the bottom of the media barrel in Jan Brogan’s inventive and touching new mystery.”
Chicago Tribune

“Brogan’s brooding analysis of the gambling itch that leaves so many decent people rubbed raw is especially persuasive in a narrator like Hallie.”
The New York Times Book Review

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Jan Brogan

Jan Brogan, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, lives between Boston and Providence. This is her third novel, following the critically acclaimed A Confidential Source.

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Yesterday's Fatal
Jan Brogan

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
May 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312359973
ISBN10: 0312359977
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$24.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
May 2007
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ISBN: 9781429979627
ISBN10: 1429979623
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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