THE DEAD OF NIGHT BY JEAN RABE
In Spencer County’s history, mysteries are numerous—and lethal…
As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.
Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbedthe old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.
Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg,Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden.The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice.Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous—and deadlier—than she ever expected.
ISBN: 978-1-77223-307-0 (Kindle eBook); $6.99 USD; September 15, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77223-308-7 (Trade Paperback); $17.99 USD; September 15, 2017
“Jean Rabe always manages to surprise and never fails to deliver the goods! The Dead of Night has plenty of twists and turns. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Dogs of War
“Jean Rabe writes the perfect mystery! I was kept guessing about everything to the very last word. Great characters. The girl can write!” —New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter, writing as Gwen Hunter
“In The Dead of Night, Jean Rabe gives us another compelling Piper Blackwell mystery. After a clandestine meeting with a grizzled WWII veteran “Mark the Shark,” also known as “Mr. Conspiracy,” Piper stumbles, literally, over the bones of a child. Rabe weaves Piper’s investigations of this long-cold case and the high-tech theft of an old man’s earnings into a thoroughly satisfying and complex novel with deeply realized characters and beautifully vivid writing.” —Jaden Terrell, author of the Jared McKean Mysteries
“The Dead of Night was my introduction to Piper Blackwell's world. Rabe keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, but also includes a lot of terrific character building, especially Piper, her father, and the quirky "Mark the Shark." A great read!” —R. L. King, Amazon bestselling author of the Alastair Stone Chronicles
“Mystery just got a little less cozy…” —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Steven Savile