‘A master at weaving a good murder mystery’

Cooper's Daughter CoverThe accolades for “Cooper’s Daughter: A Rick Crane Noir,” keep coming in.

And I have to say, that while I’m flattered, a big chunk of the credit goes to Dusty Sang and the crew over at Stay Thirsty Publishing. They did a good job of editing the book, pushing me in good directions, steering me away from pitfalls. And the cover looks great.

So they’re partly responsible for the book remaining in the top-40 in Hard-Boiled Mystery on Amazon.

Here is the latest review on Amazon:

After reading Cooper’s Daughter there is no doubt that Mark Yost is a master at weaving a good murder mystery tale. The deeper the story goes the more dificult it becomes to not finish it! The setting in upstate NY struck home, with details reminiscent of places I can relate to. Look for more from Mr. Yost who’s star is rising as an up and coming gifted storyteller.

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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