New from Down & Out Books: Dry Bones by G. Miki Hayden

New from Down & Out Books …

Dry Bones by G. Miki Hayden

DRY BONES by G. Miki Hayden
Publication Date: May 13, 2024

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Synopsis … Holder (Oklahoma) Senior Police Officer Aaron Clement is the sole cold case detective for the department, and he cares, particularly since the two skeletons in his office are those of young teen boys. But, in the meantime, a man has been knifed to death in the suburbs. Was this a home invasion, or something more personal than that? And what about the women who are disappearing?… Then one reappears…

Dry Bones is a tightly packed, emotionally laden police procedural that probes the past of a once corrupt police department, the result of a different time in policing and of a time today that requires more than mere good practices. The heat and dryness of the summer threatens to burn down Clement’s house and the heat of human passions ignite both the worst and best in the citizens of Holder and those who are sworn to protect people from harm.

Critical Acclaim for Dry Bones:

“Holder, Oklahoma Senior Police Officer Aaron Clement is out for justice above all, even if he irritates the local hierarchy. Hayden in Dry Bones gives us nothing-barred investigation and plenty of nitty gritty police procedure—which makes for a real page turner.” —Marianna Ramondetta, author of The Barber from Palermo

Dry Bones: flawlessly presented and deeply moving, a smart and compassionate cop deals with cases in his own way. Hayden, in her inimitable style, has provided us with another character that we will not forget!” —Pam Brown, author of Statue of Death and Mission of Death in the California Lighthouse Mystery Series

“In Dry Bones, G. Miki Hayden brings us Senior Police Officer Aaron Clement of Holder, Oklahoma. He’s both in step and out of step with the town—and the P.D. Clement has been given the bones of two unnamed boys buried in a local park years before, then is called to the scene of a vicious knife murder—just in Chapter One. What follows is a riveting story full of twists and turns, secrets suppressed and uncovered, all animated by a surprising cast of characters. Miki Hayden is a great storyteller, and this is one of her best.: —-Walter Sutton, author of Finders Keepers and Losers Weepers, with Knick Knack Paddy Whack coming soon

“Aaron Clement has a conscience, which makes working cold cases in a department with a checkered past an uncomfortable situation. Hayden deftly weaves the conflicting demands that assault Clement into a compelling story that will keep you turning pages to the very end.” —Dana King, author of the Penns River police procedurals and two-time Shamus Award finalist for the Nick Forte novels

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