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Meet Billy Gills, an amateur sleuth for the ages...or at least for the next 300 pages.

First in a New Series

Murder sees double when former pro bowler Billy Gills is summoned to the county morgue to identify the body of his identical twin brother Bo.


About Andy

The first hint of Andy Straka's future as a mystery writer came at the age of four when he appeared at his small-town neighbor's back door carrying a butcher's knife. Thankfully, the neighbor called Andy's mother instead of social services. 

Andy's novels include Split City, the first in a new amateur sleuth mystery series; the #1 bestselling private eye novel A Witness Above and Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek series; the techno thriller trilogy Dragonflies; and the critically-acclaimed suspense thrillers Record Of Wrongs and The Blue Hallelujah. Featured by Publishers Weekly among a group of "rising stars" in crime fiction, Andy is also a past finalist for the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award.


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"Highly recommended." -Michael Connelly

"Fast-paced, twisty, and complex."  -Booklist

"A first-rate thriller." -MysteryScene

"Storytelling as strong as talons. Once [Straka's] got you, he never lets go." -Rick Riordan

"A great read." -Library Journal

"Atmosphere, vivid setting...intriguing plot and characters you feel in your bones [make for] a compulsively readable, gripping thriller." -Julia Spencer-Fleming

"A rising star in crime fiction." -Publisher's Weekly

"As an avid reader of mystery and suspense, this is a series I will visit again and again. [The] writing is in the moment, real and draws the reader in...a highly enjoyable reading experience!" --Cozy Cat Reviews

"Witty, sharp, and flesh-and-blood real." -Jeffery Deaver

"A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why I started reading mysteries in the first place..."
-Steve Hamilton
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