Hell’s Kitchen Homicide

HELL’S KITCHEN HOMICIDE
Author: Kipps, Charles
Publisher: 
Scribner
Category:
Fiction
Classification:
Mystery

“Charles Kipps has captured uniquely and brilliantly the inner thoughts, emotions, and conflicts of a law enforcement officer.” — Former FBI Agent Mark Rossini

A fast-paced debut thriller “with great characters and hot action” says Stuart Woods—from an award-winning television writer and producer whose credits include the crime drama hits Law and Order and Columbo.

When a corpse is discovered at the edge of the Hudson River, homicide detective Conor Bard is called to the scene. The victim turns out to be Walter Lawton, a hugely successful criminal defense attorney, with rumored ties to the Mafia. Among the prime suspects is Lawton’s chic, sexy wife who stands to inherit two hundred million dollars and was having an affair with one of her husband’s most dangerous clients.

Did Lawton’s ruthless wife kill him with the help of her Mafioso lover? Or the elusive Albanian gunman? Or was it one of Lawton’s bitter clients who murdered him? And how does Monica, the intriguing young Albanian woman Conor becomes involved with, fit into the picture? Conor Bard soon becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets, lies, and seduction.And his own life may be in jeopardy.

Set on the streets of New York City, this tantalizing blend of authentic fast-paced action, crossing plot-lines, and complex, multi-faceted characters marks the start of an exciting new mystery series.

Reviews

“Charles Kipps brings something fresh to the police procedural. Hell’s Kitchen Homicide is a sled ride through the black snow of New York City crime, with great characters and hot action. And Kipps knows what he’s talking about.” — Best Selling Author Stuart Woods

“Charles Kipps is a master at writing cops for the screen. Now, with Detective Conor Bard, he creates a memorable character on the page. Hell’s Kitchen Homicide is required reading for anybody who’s a fan of New York City police drama and all that it implies. — Chris Noth – Law & Order (Detective Mike Logan), Sex & The City (Mr. Big)

“Charles Kipps is a remarkable talent. He has produced songs and television shows, written screenplays and teleplays, journalism and true crime of the highest order. This is his best work yet! A must read. It is certain to become a movie — and the first of sequels that will keep Kipps fans happy for years to come.” — David Black – Producer/Writer – Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, CSI-Miami, Law & Order

“Having spent over nineteen years in Hell’s Kitchen precinct Midtown North, I can say Charles Kipps is right on target. Reading Hell’s Kitchen Homicide made me feel like I was working the case. Conor Bard is a character who could be my partner on the job and a friend for life.” — Detective Kevin Schroeder – Midtown North Squad – NYPD

“Charles Kipps has captured uniquely and brilliantly the inner thoughts, emotions, and conflicts of a law enforcement officer.” — Former FBI Agent Mark Rossini