Murder, D.C.

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download Washington, DC s most influential African American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, reporter Sully Carter knows it s time to start asking some serious questions no matter what the consequences With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune Riding the city s backstreets on his Ducati , Sully finds that the real story stretches far beyond Billy and into DC s most prominent social circles A hard drinker still haunted by his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia, Sully now must strike a dangerous balance between DC s two extremes the city s violent, depraved projects and its highest corridors of power while threatened by those who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the shocking truth The only person he can trust is his old friend Alexis, a talented photographer and fellow war zone junkie, who is as sexy as she is fearless, but even Alexis can t protect Sully from everyone who would rather he give up the story Following the acclaimed first Sully Carter novel, The Ways of the Dead, this gritty mystery digs deeper into Sully s past while revealing how long held secrets can destroy even the most powerful families."/>
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  • Murder, D.C.
  • Neely Tucker
  • 18 May 2018
  • 0670016594

About the Author: Neely Tucker

Hardcover ë Murder, D.C. PDF/EPUB ´ murder, free, d.c. ebok, Murder, D.C.Murder, D.C. PDF/EPUBThe third novel in the Sully Carter series, Only the Hunted Run, publishes on Aug , from Viking Publishers Weekly, the first to file a review, dubs it provocativea terrifying thriller Sully, one of the few reporters stuck in Washington in the August doldrums in the summer of , is filling in for a colleague when shooting breaks out in the Capitol building The killer, Terry Waters, kills a congressman from Oklahoma by stabbing him through the eyes with a pair of ice picks He also manages to escapeSully, the only surviving witness, soon finds himself being tracked down by Waters This pursuit eventually leads both men to St Elizabeths, the gothic mental hospital in Southeast DC, which scars everyone it touches if it doesn t bury themBased on a real life shooting at the Capitol in , Hunted follows The Ways of the Dead and Murder, DC As always, the streets of the city, from the power of K Street to the deadly avenues just a few blocks away, are as central to the story as the characters The previous Sully novels have drawn extensive praise The Daily Mail UK dubbed Murder one of s Best Three Crime Novels Kirkus There s nosatisfying sight than a writer who knows exactly what he s doing and only gets better at what he does The Miami Herald, said of Ways, This book is worthy of El Leonard s legacy an exciting first novel that echoes the best writing of Pete Hamill and George Pelecanos, mixed with a bit of The Wire and True Detective Tucker was born in Lexington, Miss one of the poorest places in America, in He has filed stories fromthan countries or territories and is currently assigned to the Presidential campaign His memoir, Love in the Driest Season, was named one of the Top Books of by Publishers Weekly It has been published in the UK Germany, Australia and Brazil It has twice been optioned for film development in Los Angeles.


Murder, D.C.Hardcover ë Murder, D.C. PDF/EPUB ´ murder, free, d.c. ebok, Murder, D.C.Murder, D.C. PDF/EPUBThe test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we ll want to read about again and again When the murder victim in the novel is identified as the young scion of one of the city s most wealthy and influential African American families, the story expands its themes of race and class, which lend it dimensionLisa Scottoline, The Washington PostReporter Sully Carter returns in a thrilling murder mystery of race, wealth, and family secrets When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, DC s most influential African American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, reporter Sully Carter knows it s time to start asking some serious questions no matter what the consequences With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune Riding the city s backstreets on his Ducati , Sully finds that the real story stretches far beyond Billy and into DC s most prominent social circles A hard drinker still haunted by his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia, Sully now must strike a dangerous balance between DC s two extremes the city s violent, depraved projects and its highest corridors of power while threatened by those who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the shocking truth The only person he can trust is his old friend Alexis, a talented photographer and fellow war zone junkie, who is as sexy as she is fearless, but even Alexis can t protect Sully from everyone who would rather he give up the story Following the acclaimed first Sully Carter novel, The Ways of the Dead, this gritty mystery digs deeper into Sully s past while revealing how long held secrets can destroy even the most powerful families.

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  1. Lorrea - WhatChaReadin& says:

    Sully Carter is a journalist in Washington, D.C When he starts to investigate the murder of Billy Ellison, the son of a prominent African American family in the area, he finds out a lotinformation then he had planned to With so many questions about this death and curious circumstances about talking to the family about it, Sully is determined to get to the truth, even if his own life may hang in the balance because of it Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Viking for the opportunity to re Sully Carter is a journalist in Washington, D.C When he starts to investigate the murder of Billy Ellison, the son of a prominent African American family in the area, he finds out a lotinformation then he had planned to With so many questions about this death and curious circumstances about talking to the family about it, Sully is determined to get to the truth, even if his own life may hang in the balance because of it Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Viking for the opportunity to read and review this book This is the first book I have read by Neely Tucker and I look forward tothat he has I enjoy reading books in and around Washington DC as I have lived in this area most of my life This book had a very interesting story line and a few twists and turns along the way Billy Ellison is gay and his family is very well known throughout the DC area His family wants him to follow in his father s footsteps and become a lawyer, but this isn t something he is interested in He enjoys exploring his family s rich and illustrious past in Washington, but then he discovers something very disturbing After his death, Sully Carter, picks up where Billy left off and tries to find out what in the research could have gotten him killed As Sully gets closer to the truth, his life is on the brink of ending as well In the book, Sully works for The Paper not sure which that would be, but I m assuming its the Washington Post, the largest in the area Sully is a character who you can love or hate, really He didn t grow on me too much The story overall had a good plot, but there were parts of it that my eyes read but my brain did not digest Overall the book is good and if given the opportunity, I will readbooks by Neely Tucker

  2. Richard says:

    The big, life changing discovery for me this year is that I m not that big a fan of standard investigative books For me to truly enjoy a mystery novel, there needs to be somethingthan just a detective or in this case, a journalist , walking around questioning people for 250 pages and then solving a mystery at the end There needs to be something else to keep my interest It seems like the only thing close to standard detective stories that I m enjoying presently are Lawrence Block s Matt The big, life changing discovery for me this year is that I m not that big a fan of standard investigative books For me to truly enjoy a mystery novel, there needs to be somethingthan just a detective or in this case, a journalist , walking around questioning people for 250 pages and then solving a mystery at the end There needs to be something else to keep my interest It seems like the only thing close to standard detective stories that I m enjoying presently are Lawrence Block s Matt Scudder series Books by him, as well as Lehane or Pelecanos or James Sallis, are about so much .Last year, I stumbled upon Neely Tucker sThe Ways of the Dead A Noveland thought it was alright, so I requested this one as an Advanced Copy from NetGalley and thought I d continue It s a follow up novel about Tucker s character Sully Carter, an alcoholic D.C Metro reporter who limps around the city for the whole book asking a bunch of questions to uninteresting people and eventually solves the complex mystery of Who Killed the Black Dude in the Sketchy Park The book does have an interesting conclusion though, I ll give it that But there were many times while reading that I thought I wasn t going to make it there, and that s where the problems lie.The sad thing is that I actually think that Tucker is a really good writer I just think he needs better material It s definitely a case of it s not the book, it s probably me There are many people that will love this one if they like their mysteries relatively neat and familiar This book is everything you expect and hope for and not muchI fell asleep constantly while reading because the not muchis what I was missing I need to be shaken up

  3. Veronica says:

    This was how your day went south without even trying When a relaxing lunch with some fellow news folks results in a high profile death landing in the lap of one Sullivan Sully Carter, the result is a story that is a worthy follow up to the first book in the series I like Sully and his brand of tenacious, investigative journalism Though he has some serious baggage that manifests itself in some pretty major flaws, there is a glimmer of hope that Sully may finally be ready to address some ofThis was how your day went south without even trying When a relaxing lunch with some fellow news folks results in a high profile death landing in the lap of one Sullivan Sully Carter, the result is a story that is a worthy follow up to the first book in the series I like Sully and his brand of tenacious, investigative journalism Though he has some serious baggage that manifests itself in some pretty major flaws, there is a glimmer of hope that Sully may finally be ready to address some of his demons head on We see the return of some of the characters we met in the first book one in particular I wish Sully would sever all association with but we also get to meet Alexis, an old friend and a badass photojounalist who works for the same paper as Sully and who has covered some of the nastiest war zones abroad I liked her immediately and hope we get to see her again The investigation itself was pretty interesting but though I figured out one reveal fairly early on, another one took me by surprise While this book can be read independently of the first, there are elements of Sully s past as well as his current personal life that form the backdrop of everything he does and to best understand him it s best to read the books in order I m looking forward to reading Sully s third, and hopefully not last, bookThese many years later, half the world s war zones in his rearview mirror, he sat at his desk in an office in a violent city, his back purple, his leg aching, and a narrow dab of dried blood on his chin, writing from the same pit of emotion

  4. Debbie says:

    What a great series and what a great book I think the second one is better than the first which to me means, we got us a real author here And I m pretty sure he s only going to get better I love the main character, of course he s a boozer, but he has been reporting on the war for years I love his little smart ass comments which made me laugh out loud several times Poor guy does seem to get beat up a lot, but when your dealing with the lowest forms of humans on earth you have to expect that What a great series and what a great book I think the second one is better than the first which to me means, we got us a real author here And I m pretty sure he s only going to get better I love the main character, of course he s a boozer, but he has been reporting on the war for years I love his little smart ass comments which made me laugh out loud several times Poor guy does seem to get beat up a lot, but when your dealing with the lowest forms of humans on earth you have to expect that This book started at the green starting line, full of suspense, danger, shady characters, and intrigue and did not stop until the checkered flag waved and said winner at the ending And I loved the ending Now unfortunately I m going to have to wait another year for the next one Ugh Thanks Penguin Group Viking and Net Galley for providing me with this enjoyable e galley in exchange for an honest review I will definitely be recommending this one

  5. Michael says:

    So, in the interest of full disclosure, Neely Tucker is a friend of mine of longstanding And not just a casual acquaintance I was there when the police came and shut down his wedding reception I ve fallen asleep on his sofa while watching college football And we have traded good natured insults while enjoying a bourbon or few in the gloaming of the evening That said, he surprised me with this book I actually found his first novel, The Ways of the Dead, a bit slow at first and had to put it So, in the interest of full disclosure, Neely Tucker is a friend of mine of longstanding And not just a casual acquaintance I was there when the police came and shut down his wedding reception I ve fallen asleep on his sofa while watching college football And we have traded good natured insults while enjoying a bourbon or few in the gloaming of the evening That said, he surprised me with this book I actually found his first novel, The Ways of the Dead, a bit slow at first and had to put it down and go back to it And I ended up enjoying it Murder D.C hooked me It s well plotted and the story line zips along There is a certain point in the book where the passages start singing and you find yourself rushing headlong to finish it It isn t perfect I would have loved to tweak some language here and there but I m an editor and persnickety by nature But well done, Bubba I heartily recommend it

  6. Bonnie says:

    Exceptional book, kept me glued to the pages Author, Neely Tucker, is a staff reporter at The Washington Post This story features Sully Carter, also a reporter, still haunted by his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia He had been having lunch with Dave Roberts from WCJT when Dave got a call that tourists sightseeing from a boat, had reported seeing a body floating in the river The floater was Billy Ellison, son of D.C s most influential socialite, Delores Ellison, whose family was the mo Exceptional book, kept me glued to the pages Author, Neely Tucker, is a staff reporter at The Washington Post This story features Sully Carter, also a reporter, still haunted by his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia He had been having lunch with Dave Roberts from WCJT when Dave got a call that tourists sightseeing from a boat, had reported seeing a body floating in the river The floater was Billy Ellison, son of D.C s most influential socialite, Delores Ellison, whose family was the most influential African American family Sully had been doing research on the number of murders in the vicinity of Frenchman s Bend It had been the District s most notorious antebellum slave market, with stigma so great nothing had ever been built there Sully started doing research kept finding layers of hidden secrets Read Enjoy

  7. nomadreader (Carrie D-L) says:

    The basics Murder, D.C. picks up shortly after the events of The Ways of the Dead one of my favorite reads of 2014 , and it contains some spoilers from that novel Here, Billy Ellison, the only son of DC s most influential black family is found dead in Frenchman s Bend, an unsavory part of town with deep historical roots Veteran journalist and former war correspondent Sully Carter uses his connections to solve the crime and write the story.The verdict Murder, D.C cements Neely Tucker as a n The basics Murder, D.C. picks up shortly after the events of The Ways of the Dead one of my favorite reads of 2014 , and it contains some spoilers from that novel Here, Billy Ellison, the only son of DC s most influential black family is found dead in Frenchman s Bend, an unsavory part of town with deep historical roots Veteran journalist and former war correspondent Sully Carter uses his connections to solve the crime and write the story.The verdict Murder, D.C cements Neely Tucker as a not only a damn good mystery writer but also one concerned with social justice and history Like The Ways of the Dead, Murder, D.C is a compelling mystery with complicated themes Thankfully, it works on both levels It s riveting, informative, and it will leave you thinking.Read the rest at

  8. Suzanne says:

    I confess I find these Sully Carter investigative murder, DC 1999 2000 books completely addictive The kind of books you start reading the minute you get your hands on them all the while knowing that you won t want to finish them because then you ll be waiting, craving another So, if that doesn t describe addiction, what does Neely Tucker uses the setting as another character in the book, and the Washington DC he describes is overly ripe Politics, graft, murder, guns, drugs, and poverty are I confess I find these Sully Carter investigative murder, DC 1999 2000 books completely addictive The kind of books you start reading the minute you get your hands on them all the while knowing that you won t want to finish them because then you ll be waiting, craving another So, if that doesn t describe addiction, what does Neely Tucker uses the setting as another character in the book, and the Washington DC he describes is overly ripe Politics, graft, murder, guns, drugs, and poverty are all too present in the Clinton Administration s DC And the protagonist is the best part weary, damaged and frequently drunk, he nonetheless finds answers amongst all this mess If you like your stories juicy with a lot of depth, this one satisfies on all levels I just wish there was another book available right now

  9. Carol says:

    Totally amazing climax The book is intriguing with a variety of characters They are believable, very well defined, engaging and quirky Each one is colorful in their own way This is a riveting, historical fiction read It blends the smuggling and selling of early slavery from the South to the Washington,DC area with the harsh reality of current day issues involving murder, guns, drugs, poverty, alcoholism, greed, deceit,betrayals, viciousness, improper use of power plus a touch oftrust and r Totally amazing climax The book is intriguing with a variety of characters They are believable, very well defined, engaging and quirky Each one is colorful in their own way This is a riveting, historical fiction read It blends the smuggling and selling of early slavery from the South to the Washington,DC area with the harsh reality of current day issues involving murder, guns, drugs, poverty, alcoholism, greed, deceit,betrayals, viciousness, improper use of power plus a touch oftrust and romance.The author was able to mix the past and present together effortlessly The author weaves a story of deception, intrigue, a tangled web of clues and lies uncovered.Thank you to First To Read for the eBook My opninion is my own

  10. Melody Schreiber says:

    Tucker is one of the best writers in DC This series is like The Wire, but set in DC like Pelecanos, but better writing andcomplex characters.