Just Thieves

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Melville House Publishing
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6.34 X 9.31 X 0.93 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Gregory Galloway is the author of the novels The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand and the Alex Award-winning As Simple As Snow. His short stories have appeared in the Rush Hour and Taking Aim anthologies. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and currently resides in NW Connecticut.


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"A sucker punch noir that is also a powerful and haunting allegory of work, debt, and power." --Richard Price

"An unreliable narrator makes this thriller all the more gripping." -- WBUR

"Galloway is as good at characterizations as he is at tight, and surprising, plotting... (a) stellar noir." --Publishers Weekly starred review

"Spot-on throwback noir."-- Shelf Awareness

"When a book begins with a dead horse, you know it's going to be good, and Just Thieves, a taut, understated, brilliant noir, is not only good but great."--CrimeReads

"Chock full of mystery, regret, intrigue, emotion: Galloway's newest is a brilliant meditation on what matters. The kind of book that leaves you feeling like you already saw, and felt, deeply, the movie. - Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box

"Just Thieves happens in a wonderful space where digression and story-telling ride out together. There's room here for much of the world and for reminders that life itself is a digression. I enjoyed and admired this novel." - James Sallis

"Just Thieves is at once a brisk caper novel and a deep dive into the motivations that propel all of us, thieves and otherwise - - family, loyalty, and most of all love. Great fun and profoundly sad at once, which is no mean trick." --Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest

"A violent, gritty, and surprisingly tender story that gut punches you with the emotional one-two of a tragic twist and a stunning finale."--Katie Tallo, Author of Dark August

" ...a contemporary crime novel of devastating emotional precision. Moving with uncanny control between past and present, with tensely constructed scenes strung along a gleaming thread of superb dialogue, it earns an honorable place in the tradition of suspense fiction that it so elegantly evokes." -- Alec Nevala Lee, author of The Icon Thief