Murder Crossed Her Mind: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery


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Doubleday Books
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5.8 X 8.48 X 1.25 inches | 1.17 pounds

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About the Author

STEPHEN SPOTSWOOD is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and educator. As a journalist, he has spent much of the last two decades writing about the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the struggles of wounded veterans. His dramatic work has been widely produced across the United States and he is the winner of the 2021 Nero Award for best American mystery. He makes his home in Washington, DC with his wife, young adult author Jessica Spotswood.


"Christie-like . . . A superb retro noir that summons another unlikely brownstone duo, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin."

"Spotswood's newest sojourn with Parker & Pentecost won me over from the first page . . . It's fast-paced with first-rate, humanly-flawed protagonists, lots of action right up to the last page, and interconnected side stories: a compelling read, which spirits readers into 1947 New York with ease. I'm eager for the next book and strongly recommend this one."
--Historical Novel Society

"Will is . . . the Archie Goodwin to Lillian's Nero Wolfe . . . The feel is very much of the period in terms of lexicon, fashion and all the other minutiae that make for authentic storytelling. . . Will and Lillian . . . have different perspectives on life as hard-boiled detectives in the 1940s than their forebears in the genre."

Praise for the Pentecost & Parker Mysteries

"Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel."
--Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of The Searcher

"A delight . . . it's a pleasure to watch [Pentecost and Parker] sifting through red herrings and peeling secrets back like layers of an onion. . . Just like his mystery-writing ancestor [Rex Stout], Spotswood understands that the detective story should be sound, but spending time with unforgettable characters is paramount."
--New York Times Book Review

"Slick and exciting . . . a constant delight."
-The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"My new favorite sleuthing duo are Pentecost and Parker, the spiritual sisters of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin . . . Utterly brilliant!"
-Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of a Certain Age

"Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of 'em!"
-Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series