Murder is easy . . . . . . redemption is hard.
On a summer evening in 1949 Denver, veteran street cop Joe Stryker and his rookie partner Moroni Perdue discover a body on the railroad tracks near the city’s skid row. Just another nameless victim who “won’t rate space in the want ads.” Except for the crushed head and the missing hands. And the fact the victim may be linked to the fate of a missing wealthy banker and the murder two years before of Joe’s partner. This is Joe’s shot at redemption for his partner’s death. But as he soon learns, redemption can come at a steep price.
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Named best genre novel of the year by the Colorado Authors' League!
"A page turner," praised the judges.
What a great read! Murder on the Tracks reimagines Denver as it was in 1949, with the sights, sounds and quirky characters that make the city hum. Bruce Most has served up a clever, engrossing mystery with twists and turns you never see coming but are thrilled when they arrive.
~ Margaret Coel, author of Night of the White Buffalo
"Stryker and his sidekick, rookie cop Moroni Perdue, are likeable characters
that you find yourself rooting for straightaway. The story has some clever twists and turns,
and pleasingly the villain does not arrive as a deus ex machina; clues are there early on.
Historical Novels Review
Murder on the Tracks is a fast-paced murder mystery . . . a gritty and entertaining read.
~ Catherine Dilts, author of the Rock Shop mysteries
One of the best books I've read this past year. ~ Dan Guenther, author of Glossy Black Cockatoos and Dodge City Blues
Most has done a great job channeling a Raymond Chandler-style to develop his protagonist, Detective Joe Stryker.
~ Steve Berger, author of the Fat Chance and The Fifth Estate mysteries
Available in trade paperback and ebook!!
Bruce Most is an award-winning writer of traditional mysteries. His latest novel, Murder on the Tracks, won best genre novel in the 2016 annual Colorado Authors' League awards. His mystery Rope Burn won the same award in 2014.