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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

A Doug Brock Thriller

Doug Brock (Volume 3)

David Rosenfelt

Minotaur Books


"Rosenfelt knocks it out of the park with this fiendishly twisty serial killer thriller." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

The next exciting installment in bestselling David Rosenfelt's Doug Brock series.

Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since his getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. He’s slowly earning back the trust of his girlfriend Jessie, since he doesn’t remember their breakup, and has focused on new crimes with his partner, Nate.

But now an old case of Doug’s has resurfaced, and it’s up to Doug to retrace his steps – steps he can’t remember – to solve the case. Eighteen months ago, Walter Brookings was shot through the heart. With no clear motive and no similar murders, the investigation stalled and became a cold case.

When another man is murdered in the same fashion and the ballistics come back as a match, Doug begins to reinvestigate, and starts to question his own actions from the previous investigation.

Finally, what Doug uncovers may be more dangerous than any case he’s faced yet.

I feel like a jerk.

It’s been happening quite often lately; it seems to go with my relatively new territory. It bothered me a lot at first, but I’ve started to get used to it. I might as well, because there’s no way around it.


Praise for Black and Blue

Praise for David Rosenfelt
“One of the most unforgettable authors in the genre.” – Associated Press on Rescued

“Rosenfelt creates a deliciously atmospheric world of suspense and mystery, as cloudy incidents pile up. Turns out the stranger who approached Brock doesn’t exist…The unraveling is not as much fun as the mystery, but the tingly, sinister mood gives readers plenty to enjoy.” – Booklist on Fade to Black

“This gripping standalone from Rosenfelt tells a crackerjack story replete with wry observations and witty, and totally convincing, dialogue…An irresistible read.”
Publishers Weekly on Blackout

“Rosenfelt's matchless gift for feather-light exposition that hurtles along without ever feeling rushed or foggy allows him to keep the complications coming until nearly the end.” — Kirkus Reviews on Collared

“[Rosenfelt] excels at creating fascinating plots and telling his stories with crisp writing that’s a pleasure to read. The plot of his new book has a relentless sense of urgency that captures readers’ attention early on and never lets go.” — RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Without Warning


Reviews from Goodreads

David Rosenfelt

DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of several stand-alones and sixteen previous Andy Carpenter novels, including Collared. He and his wife live in Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers that they've rescued.

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