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Hell's Kitchen Homicide

Hell's Kitchen Homicide

AN AWARD-WINNING LAW & ORDER WRITER WHO KNOWS THE CITY STREETS LIKE FEW DO . . . A COP THRILLER THAT WILL HOLD YOU IN ITS GRIP. . . .

Charles Kipps introduces Conor Bard, NYPD homicide detective and wanna-be rock star, in his suspense-packed debut novel.

Hell’s Kitchen: The Manhattan neighborhood with a long history of cold-blooded crimes now witnesses one more—the murder of a hugely successful criminal defense lawyer with rumored Mafia ties, whose corpse is found on the banks of the Hudson River. Conor Bard’s investigation begins with a sexy, unfaithful widow who stands to inherit millions . . . and leads him to cross paths with a sorrowful, intriguing Albanian woman he can’t resist. Young enough to chase down bad guys, smart enough to know time’s ticking on his dreams of making it in the music business and finding the right woman, Conor will discover that time is more precious than even he may realize . . . as a tightening web of secrets, lies, and seduction may cut his own life short.
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439139943 | 
  • September 2010
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Chapter One

The Rhythm Bar was a brick barnacle clinging to the underbelly of Hell’s Kitchen on Manhattan’s West Side. You wouldn’t want to be caught dead there, although a lot of people had been.

At least the Rhythm Bar had live music. And it wasn’t like Conor Bard could afford to be picky. So here he was, onstage with a drummer, a bass player, and a guy with a beat-up electric piano. A white boy singing rhythm and blues.

“Papa was a rolling stone …”

Conor slid his hand along the neck of his Fender Stratocaster. His fingertips pinned the steel strings against the... see more

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Charles Kipps
Photograph by Aida Krajka Kipps

Charles Kipps

Screenwriter/Producer/Author Charles Kipps has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and an Edgar Award. His early career as a journalist, included a stint as Features Editor for Variety.  He is the author of two non-fiction books, Out of Focus and Cop Without A Badge (recently reissued) and the novels Hell's Kitchen Homicide and Crystal Death (coming September 2010).   

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