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Land of Careful Shadows: A Jimmy Vega Mystery #1

Suzanne Chazin

ISBN 9781496702289
Publish Date 7/28/2015
Format Paperback
Categories General, Kensington
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“A great suspense novel with people you care about.”—Lee Child

A body is discovered in a reservoir north of New York City. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, police find a photo of a baby. Where is the child? Is she alive? And what about the disturbing note found at the scene? “Go back to your country. You don’t belong here.”

Homicide detective Jimmy Vega knows how hard it can be to walk the razor-thin line of acceptance in a place like Lake Holly. Reluctantly turning to Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants’ rights, Vega must confront a small town’s darkest secrets and deepest obsessions—before they savagely tear apart the world he’s sworn to defend.

“Suspenseful, involving, and memorable.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming

"Taut, suspenseful, multi-layered, and powerful . . . the conclusion that left me stunned.” —Maggie Barbieri

“Engrossing, engaging, psychologically complex . . . builds to a shocking conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly

“The strong debut of a promising series.”—Booklist

About Suzanne Chazin :


Land of Careful Shadows by Suzanne Chazin has been awarded the December 2014 Seal of Excellence by RT Book Reviews!


Suzanne Chazin won widespread acclaim for the Jimmy Vega series, including Land of Careful Shadows, A Blossom of Bright Light, and No Witness But the Moon. She is also the author of the Georgia Skeehan mystery series, including The Fourth Angel, Flashover, and Fireplay. She has twice been the recipient of the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction. Her fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as the award-winning short story anthology, Bronx Noir. She lives in the New York City area. Visit her on Facebook or at

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A Chance to find their way (Sunday, December 6, 2015)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund

Book one in Suzanne Chazin's new series! Jimmy Vega is a county police homicide detective called in to aid the local detective with mysterious death in a small northern New York town of Lake Holly that has already had its share of uncharacteristic incidents of late. The investigation turns in many directions involving characters struggling with their own conflicting circumstances, one being Jimmy himself. Having spent is teenage years on Lake Holly Jimmy must now place his loyalties to his job above all else. Gripping and intense, a read that won't allow itself to be put down even after it is complete!

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