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August Snow
August Snow | Stephen Mack Jones
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From the wealthy suburbs to the remains of Detroit's bankrupt factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay. Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother, August grew up in the city's Mexicantown and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away, and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Pointe Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide--which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries.
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amiekreger
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“Of course, being from Detroit I‘ve never quite trusted happiness.”

sharread So true, hello fellow mitten Michigander 😮🤣👍 I'm on the pen pal list too. 3w
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amiekreger
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Gearing up for Booktopia Vermont. Let‘s get started!

#booktopia #booktopiavt #booktopia19

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Susan
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My husband‘s book. I heard about it on Read or Dead podcast and I thought I would try it out.

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guinsgirlreads
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@Wife I cannot thank you enough! What a thoughtful, exciting #hometownswap package! This is truly wonderful! Everything is so great! This picture doesn‘t do it justice, there will be more to come! Thank you 🙏🏻!!!

@readinginthedark @MicrobeMom

Betty Amazing and wonderful! I‘ve enjoyed my visits to Michigan 1y
MicrobeMom Yay! Amazing! 1y
emilyhaldi Amazing package!! 1y
Wife You‘re welcome. I‘m glad you like my choices. I‘m thrilled with the gifts you sent me too! I will post soon🌹 1y
readinginthedark Wow! 🤩 1y
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Wife
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Not my usual genre, but I enjoyed the heck out of this book. It‘s a crime/thriller and I was able to figure it out before the end. However, it is set in Detroit and Detroit suburbs, and I didn‘t have to imagine the scenery because I knew exactly where each one was. That‘s the first time for this experience. I‘ve read mentions of Detroit locations in other books, but they weren‘t as vivid or interesting to me. I‘m giving this one a solid 3/5⭐️.

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TeeCee
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Halfway through & loving this mystery short-listed for the Shamus! Clever writing, set in current day Detroit!

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Suzze
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My favorite color is purple. It doesn't seem to be a popular book color. #anditsAugust

BekahB Mine too! I'm trying to find some purple books on my shelves right now. There aren't that many. 2y
Dragon Purple 💜☂️🔮🦄 2y
smilingshelves Mine, too! I'll have to have a look through my shelves to see what I can find. 2y
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Jana
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The thriller portion of this book is average, standard, and mostly predictable. What makes the book above average is the writing. It's gorgeous and poetic and his descriptions of setting make you feel like you're there. Like, I legit have smelled Mexican food all day. I loved how he made Detroit a character as much as the people (like The Wire did with Baltimore) and he addresses class and racism in a way that makes a point without being preachy.

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Suzze
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BOOK MAIL! What should I read first?

TrishB I read I See You last week - really enjoyed it 👍 3y
Suzze @TrishB looking at these, I think that one is calling me the loudest. (edited) 3y
Notafraidofwords I've heard great thinks about Rabbit Cake. 3y
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SaturnDoo I don't know why but Rabbit Cakes is screaming the loudest😁😁 Maybe the bright cover. 3y
Joybishoptx I see you! 3y
Redwritinghood So hard to decide. They all look so good! 3y
minkyb Hard choice. 3y
LeslieO Close your eyes and pick one! 3y
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Jenshootsweddings
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I'm a sucker for any book set in Detroit, and love the description of this one! Have you read it or heard of it? #tbr #TBRornotTBR

"From the wealthy suburbs to the remains of Detroit‘s bankrupt factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay. "

ValerieAndBooks I have not but lol at the imaginary name of one of the Pointes 😊 3y
Suzze I have had that on my want-to-read list for awhile. My brother's precinct included Mexicantown. (Family still live just outside of it, in DelRay. ) 3y
Wife I would probably read it just to see how the city I know is portrayed. Do you think this may be the start of a series? 3y
Jenshootsweddings @Wife it definitely sounds like it could be! 3y
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Matilda
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I see you're reading again. I'll just sit this close and stare until you put that book down and pick up my pull toy. Mkay.

RadicalReader @Matilda what a gorgeous dog and a fitting caption you're a great captionist 3y
Kangaj1 So cute! My dog looks similar to yours! 3y
Matilda @MelissaJ the vet guessed that she's a terrier and Australian cattle dog mix. She's a super cute pain in the butt. 3y
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RadicalReader @Matilda she's absolutely wonderful. What's her name? 3y
Reecaspieces ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Matilda @RadicalReader Dinky. But she gets called The Goat mostly. 3y
Kangaj1 I love her eyes. You can scroll my feed and see pics of my girl, Pearl. Vet thinks part pit, part Jack Russell, and we think there is maybe some greyhound or whippet in there too. 3y
Matilda @MelissaJ she's adorable! Has the same pig belly with spots. Yours looks much more chill and sweet than my devil lol 3y
stacybmartin So cute!! 💜💜💜 3y
DebinHawaii She is so cute! 🐶❤️ 3y
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Matilda
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Feb 6th #riotGrams : currently reading. It's always at least one comic, one ARC, one egalley, an audiobook, and one backlist. These are today's reads. (The green cover is Sorry To Disrupt the Peace)

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howjessreads
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I have to review one of these, and I can't decide! Which one would you pick?

Bookcation74 Oh I like Charles Cumming but I haven't read this one yet! 3y
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