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Pacific Homicide

Pacific Homicide
Outside the Wire

Praise for the series


"...Smiley kicks off a hard-boiled series with a bang in this fast-paced novel that sweeps readers along quickly. Davie is an engaging sleuth; her tough exterior hides a fragile heart. VERDICT This classic police procedural, with the obligatory cop humor included, recalls titles by Robin Burcell or Alafair Burke."
   —Library Journal on Pacific Homicide

"This is one of those high-quality plots, meaning interesting characters mixed together with technical details that, even though there are many cop books available, seem new to the eye...an excellent book."
   —Suspense Magazine on Pacific Homicide

"Terrific! The classic cop story goes contemporary in this suspenseful, riveting thriller. Instantly cinematic and completely authentic—LAPD's tough and savvy Davie Richards will capture your heart. It's a page-turner from moment one."
   —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author, on Pacific Homicide

"Pacific Homicide combines an insider's knowledge of the LAPD with a clear-eyed, no-nonsense heroine and an entertaining dry wit. Davie Richards is easy to fall in love with and her story is full of surprising twists."
   —Matt Witten, writer and producer for Pretty Little Liars, House, Medium, Law & Order and Homicide, on Pacific Homicide

"Patricia Smiley, at the top of her form in this multi-layered thriller . . . writes with the authenticity of Joseph Wambaugh."
   —Paul Levine, bestselling author of Bum Rap, on Pacific Homicide

"Crackling with wit and suspense, Patricia Smiley's Pacific Homicide is a classic police procedural told with flair, imagination and the deep authenticity of an author who knows the LAPD from firsthand experience."
   —Bonnie MacBird, author of Art in the Blood, A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, on Pacific Homicide

"Fans of the classic police procedural will love Davie Richards, the LAPD detective at the heart of this novel . . . Readers will discover Smiley's nimble talents for understated wit, unsentimental affection and the emotional wounds that drive the best of cops to buck the system in search of justice."
   —Kim Fay, Edgar® Award finalist for The Map of Lost Memories, on Pacific Homicide