Five, 5-Star Reviews for Cooper’s Daughter

Cooper's Daughter CoverThe five-star reviews continue to roll in for “Cooper’s Daughter: A Rick Crane Noir,” my newest book on Amazon from Chicago publisher Stay Thirsty.

Carolyn from Louisiana wrote:

Mannix had a Plymouth Barracuda. Magnum a Ferrari. Not to be outdone, Rick Crane hits the streets in his ’87 Buick Grand National.

I was pulled in beyond the literary ‘point of no return’ by the time I finished the second paragraph.

Yost is masterful at immersing readers in his stories with descriptions which tug at all the senses. The settings are palpable. They feel so real I want to add them to my ‘places to see’ list. He always leaves me wanting more. I didn’t want to put the book down. Or the story to end.


Then Jim from Upstate New York writes:

Very few murder mysteries reach the all-important balance between story development and enough intrigue to keep the reader longing for the next sentence and beyond. Cooper’s Daughter did that for me. It painted in my “mind’s eye” a vivid description of the many intriguing characters and the setting and I found myself reading beyond the time I had allotted. The few times I did have to put the story aside I happily looked forward to diving back in.

I honestly continue to be amazed by the reviews this book is getting.

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series, published by Stay Thirsty Press. Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of Upstate New York's most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys. "Cooper's Daughter," the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department. The second book in the series is "Jimmy's Nephew," which begins with the death of Joey "Boom Boom" Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick's underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick's faith -- in the Catholic Church and his fellow man. Book No. 3 in the series, "Mary's Fate" is due out in August 2015. Mark Yost also writes for The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review page, as well as the Book Review section. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America -- Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author's Program. Mark lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but he and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn "home."

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