Songs of Innocence by Richard Aleas
(Hard Case Crime)

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Three years ago, detective John Blake solved a mystery that changed his life forever – and left a woman he loved dead.  Now Blake is back, to investigate the apparent suicide of Dorothy Louise Burke, a beautiful college student with a double life.  The secrets Blake uncovers could blow the lid off New York City’s sex trade…if they don’t kill him first.

Richard Aleas’ first novel, LITTLE GIRL LOST, was among the most celebrated crime novels of the year, receiving nominations for both the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Shamus Award.  But nothing in John Blake’s first case could prepare you for the shocking conclusion of his second…

About Richard Aleas

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Aleas is the pseudonym of a Shamus Award-nominated mystery writer. He wasalso responsible for creating Juno, one of the nation's leading Internet services.
Published March 29, 2011 by Hard Case Crime. 245 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Aleas, the pen name for Hard Case Crime founder Charles Ardai, solidifies his reputation as one of the finer modern hard-boiled writers with his second John Blake novel (following 2004's <EMPH

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Blake solves the mystery --- and the identity of the person who.

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