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Gravewriter

Gravewriter

A Novel

Billy Povich (Volume 1)

Mark Arsenault

Minotaur Books

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"Even better than his Shamus-finalist debut, Spiked."
---Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Speak Ill of the Living

Highly praised by both reviewers and mystery writers, Mark Arsenault introduces a stunning new suspense series with his courtroom drama, Gravewriter.

Billy Povich used to be a journalist. He lost his wife because of his gambling habit, and then she died in a car crash. Now he finds himself writing obituaries and living with his elderly father and seven-year-old son, Bo.

Billy plans to kill the man who was at the wheel the night of his wife's death. But then a summons to jury duty for a murder trial delays Billy's agenda. As the trial heats up, Billy finds that his little boy spots danger faster than he does, and a frantic and deadly chase begins with Billy as the prey.

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Chapter One

Providence, Rhode Island
5:50 a.m., September 1

That ain't piss down my pants, thought the old convict. That's blood.

He reached a hand around, fingered the wet tear in his shirttail, stuck a pinkie...

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" … Arsenault’s terrific writing (Speak Ill of the Living, 2005, etc.) makes this a page-turner." - Kirkus Reviews

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Mark Arsenault

MARK ARSENAULT has been a reporter since 1989 and presently covers state politics for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. His previous novels include the Shamus finalist Spiked and Speak Ill of the Living. He lives in Rhode Island.

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