Update October 17, 2016
Shelf Awareness says "Allen Eskens is dastardly. In The Heavens May Fall, he gives us two root-for-'til-the-end best friends--law professor Boady Sanden and Detective Max Rupert--and puts them at odds."
Pop Culture Nerd calls him a monster.
Update: October 11, 2016
"Allen Eskens is one of those authors equivalent to a fine wine; he just improves with time as each book is even better than the last."5 of 5 stars - Ths Suspense is Thrilling Me
Tip courtesy of newsie Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Happy Book Birthday Greetings from Mysterious News!
FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES.
Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.
Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn’t taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn’t. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he’s determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.
Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.
"The talented Allen Eskens fulfills the rich promise of his Edgar®-nominated debut with this chilling, dark, and sinister thriller. With precision and authority, Eskens's determined cop hero takes one intriguing clue--and pursues it into spiraling disaster. With a deadly surprise around every corner and a bleak undercurrent of noir-like dread, this book will haunt you."
—HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Truth Be Told (and Fellow Mysterious Newsie) Mysterious News is expecting a new arrival from Hank (Say No More) on Nov. 1.
Read an Excerpt Now
Mysterious News fell for Allen Eskens after he won the Rosebud Award at the Portland edition of Left Coast Crime for The Life We Bury.
We stalked...I mean followed him as he released The Guise of Another, and The Life We Bury kept getting greater attention.
Since then he's racked up a Barry Award, and a Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar¨ Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. His debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film.
Allen talks about his writing in KSMQ's "Off 90" Segment.
Here's Allen's mug shot so that you can spot him before he spots you.
And here's an article from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press where (warning) he's actually smiling.
November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Presentation and Author Book Signing
South St. Paul Library
106 3rd Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN
November 26, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Author Book Signing
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125 East High Street
Jefferson City, Missouri
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