Starvation Lake: A Mystery


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Gallery Books
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5.5 X 0.97 X 8.46 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author

Bryan Gruley is reporter at large for Bloomberg News and the former Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. He has won the Anthony, Barry, and Strand Awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award for best first novel. He lives with his wife in Chicago. Visit


"[A] smashing debut thriller. Gruley...knows how to drag you kicking and screaming into a story so gripping that you'll probably devour it in one gulp." -- Chicago Tribune
"An engrossing picture of small-town America and the passions that simmer beneath its complacent surface. Brian Gruley: Remember the name. You should be hearing it often in the future." -- The San Diego Union Tribune
"Bryan Gruley delivers a seamless tale of revenge, redemption, secrets and lost hope." -- Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
"His characters are genuinely flawed and, Carpenter especially, honestly likable. Gruley's gripping plot unfolds like a piece of investigative journalism..." -- Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Debuts don't come much more polished than this tale of corruption and redemption..." -- The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"Gruley deftly juggles several intricately related plots, and conveys the beauty and picturesque shabbiness of a northern Michigan town." -- The Detroit News
"Gruley's outstanding debut effortlessly incorporates his inside knowledge...into a tale of violence and betrayal that will remind many of Dennis Lehane." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Many good crime novels appear every month, but few have the depth and poignancy of Starvation Lake, which deserves comparison with Dennis Lehane's Mystic River." -- Booklist (starred review)
"A terrific first novel about what it means to be a journalist. Full of insider knowledge about hockey and great local color, this is not to be missed." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"A great debut from a major talent." -- New York Times bestselling author, Harlan Coben