77th Street Requiem by Wendy Hornsby

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Maggie looks into the decades-old murder of a controversial copA long time ago, Roy Frady was a perfect cop. Now he’s perfect fodder for one of Maggie MacGowen’s documentaries. Frady worked narcotics in the Seventy-seventh Street Division as part of a unit nicknamed the Four Horsemen. A merry band of iron-fisted brothers, they kept their district clean of drugs until a litany of brutality charges caused their downfall. Not long after, Roy Frady was found with a 9-mm slug in his skull. The case remained unsolved for two decades. One of the Four Horsemen was Mike Trent, who went on to become a homicide detective and the love of Maggie’s life. Through the years, Frady’s file never left his desk, and as he approaches retirement he vows to close the case. Maggie plans a documentary about Mike’s investigation, unaware that she and her camera will find things in his past that are too ugly to be known.

About Wendy Hornsby

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Wendy Hornsby, Wendy Hornsby is a native of southern California born in 1947. She attended UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, and holds graduate degrees in Ancient and Medieval History. She went on after graduation to teach history at Long Beach City College for 10 years. Her first book, "No Harm" (1987), received critical acclaim. The Maggie MacGowen mystery, "77th Street Requiem," was named one of the six best mysteries of 1995 by Publisher's Weekly Magazine. Hornsby has written several mystery novels and short stories and has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Suspense from Romantic Times Magazine, the Mystery Scene Reader Award, the Orange Coast Fiction Award, and has been nominated for the Anthony Boucher Award. Wendy Hornsby added a new title to her Maggie MacGowen mystery novels in 2009- In The Guise of Mercy.
Published November 29, 2011 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Filmmaker/sleuth Maggie MacGowen (Bad Intent, 1994, etc.) has a new projecta network documentary on the 20-year-old unsolved murder of Roy Frady, a cop with the 77th precinct of LAPD.

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Street life and the surreal political culture of the 1970s combine explosively, making Edgar Award winner Hornsby's fourth Maggie MacGowen novel (following Bad Intent) a tour de force.

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