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Suitcase City

by Sterling Watson

eBook

"The telling is masterful...Sit back and enjoy Watson's latest. It's better than bourbon on the rocks."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
"Hypnotically beautiful novel...Paranoia has been defined as 'seeing too much pattern.' Author Watson can make us sweaty victims of that madness, partaking of it, suffering from it, and loving every minute."
Booklist, Starred review
"Watson's magic is in pacing and taut prose...Suitcase City is an absorbing thriller, a vivid adventure in a bright, humid, perilous underworld...[A] tense, bloody thriller with a strong sense of place and a soft heart."
Shelf Awareness, Starred review
"[A] noir gem...a deeply contemplative and darkly poetic prose style complements the well-crafted plot."
Publishers Weekly
"A solid revenge tale...There is plenty of action to be had in this suspense tale, but it is the examination of the characters' motivations that really makes it shine. For fans of Lee Child and Nicci French."
Library Journal
"Watson weaves...questions about race into a plot that takes one bloody turn after another, a crescendo of violence that ends with a day at sea that might be the most chilling of all."
Tampa Bay Times
"[An] irresistible earworm of a novel...With its airtight atmosphere of impending, life-sinking doom, and taut language evoking palpable Gulf Coast Florida seediness, Suitcase City duly takes its place alongside the best works of former Floridian Pete Dexter, and the brilliant Tampa novels of Dennis Lehane."
Paste Magazine
"Suitcase City [is] such a damn great book, a too-rare (and sometimes nearly too real) depiction of the wildly different worlds that exist side by side in the city by the bay....Events uncoil with an unflashy confidence and understated poetry, drawing in diverse characters whose deep inner lives give the wire-tight plot a thumping, nervous heart."
Creative Loafing Tampa
"Suitcase City is a beautifully crafted labyrinth of plot and subplot."
Florida Book Review
"The novels of Sterling Watson are to be treasured and passed on to the next generation."
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River
"Sterling Watson is an American treasure. If this taut literary crime novel doesn't center him on the map, we should change maps."
Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
"I am a huge fan of Sterling Watson's writing, and take it from me: Suitcase City is arguably his best novel to date. I began reading and did not look up again until the very last page, so taken was I by its twists and turns, its explorations of race and honor and the love a father has for his daughter. Turn off your phone, lock your door, and dive into Suitcase City."
Ann Hood, author of The Obituary Writer
"As Watson reminds us, corruption and cruelty survive through their uncanny ability to take on new shapes."
Laura Lippman, author of I'd Know You Anywhere
A man gets himself into a little bit of trouble, then a little bit more, then a lot. And then his whole world becomes a nightmare. How does he get himself out of this mess of his own creation? The answer involves the end of an extramarital affair, reconciliation with a daughter he has neglected, and a deadly encounter with a man who comes out of the past bearing bad news and the keys to a new life.
Set in Tampa, Florida, in the late 1980s, Suitcase City captures the glitter of the high life...


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Publisher: Akashic Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 9, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781617753329
  • Release date: February 9, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781617753329
  • File size: 1663 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2015

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781617753329
  • File size: 1708 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2015


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"The telling is masterful...Sit back and enjoy Watson's latest. It's better than bourbon on the rocks."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
"Hypnotically beautiful novel...Paranoia has been defined as 'seeing too much pattern.' Author Watson can make us sweaty victims of that madness, partaking of it, suffering from it, and loving every minute."
Booklist, Starred review
"Watson's magic is in pacing and taut prose...Suitcase City is an absorbing thriller, a vivid adventure in a bright, humid, perilous underworld...[A] tense, bloody thriller with a strong sense of place and a soft heart."
Shelf Awareness, Starred review
"[A] noir gem...a deeply contemplative and darkly poetic prose style complements the well-crafted plot."
Publishers Weekly
"A solid revenge tale...There is plenty of action to be had in this suspense tale, but it is the examination of the characters' motivations that really makes it shine. For fans of Lee Child and Nicci French."
Library Journal
"Watson weaves...questions about race into a plot that takes one bloody turn after another, a crescendo of violence that ends with a day at sea that might be the most chilling of all."
Tampa Bay Times
"[An] irresistible earworm of a novel...With its airtight atmosphere of impending, life-sinking doom, and taut language evoking palpable Gulf Coast Florida seediness, Suitcase City duly takes its place alongside the best works of former Floridian Pete Dexter, and the brilliant Tampa novels of Dennis Lehane."
Paste Magazine
"Suitcase City [is] such a damn great book, a too-rare (and sometimes nearly too real) depiction of the wildly different worlds that exist side by side in the city by the bay....Events uncoil with an unflashy confidence and understated poetry, drawing in diverse characters whose deep inner lives give the wire-tight plot a thumping, nervous heart."
Creative Loafing Tampa
"Suitcase City is a beautifully crafted labyrinth of plot and subplot."
Florida Book Review
"The novels of Sterling Watson are to be treasured and passed on to the next generation."
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River
"Sterling Watson is an American treasure. If this taut literary crime novel doesn't center him on the map, we should change maps."
Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
"I am a huge fan of Sterling Watson's writing, and take it from me: Suitcase City is arguably his best novel to date. I began reading and did not look up again until the very last page, so taken was I by its twists and turns, its explorations of race and honor and the love a father has for his daughter. Turn off your phone, lock your door, and dive into Suitcase City."
Ann Hood, author of The Obituary Writer
"As Watson reminds us, corruption and cruelty survive through their uncanny ability to take on new shapes."
Laura Lippman, author of I'd Know You Anywhere
A man gets himself into a little bit of trouble, then a little bit more, then a lot. And then his whole world becomes a nightmare. How does he get himself out of this mess of his own creation? The answer involves the end of an extramarital affair, reconciliation with a daughter he has neglected, and a deadly encounter with a man who comes out of the past bearing bad news and the keys to a new life.
Set in Tampa, Florida, in the late 1980s, Suitcase City captures the glitter of the high life...


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Akashic Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 9, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781617753329
    Release date: February 9, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781617753329
    File size: 1663 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781617753329
    File size: 1708 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2015

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