Publisher Putnam, March 3, 2020
What if the one good thing you did in your life doomed you to die?
A hard-nosed real estate baron is dead, and detectives P.T. Marsh and Remy Morgan learn there’s a long list of suspects. Mason Falls, Georgia, may be a small town, but Ennis Fultz had filled it with professional rivals, angry neighbors, and a wronged ex-wife. And when Marsh realizes that this potential murder might be the least of his troubles, he begins to see what happens when ordinary people become capable of evil.
As Marsh and Morgan dig into the case, it becomes clear that Fultz’s death was not an isolated case of revenge. It may be part of a dark web of crimes connected to an accident that up-ended Marsh’s life a couple years earlier—and that now threatens the life of a young child. Marsh veers dangerously off track as his search for clues becomes personal and brings him to a place where a man’s good deeds turn out to be more dangerous than his worst crimes.
“John McMahon’s third offering in his P.T. Marsh detective series, A GOOD KILL, is without a doubt his best yet—a complex, richly drawn, and utterly propulsive story in which the stakes couldn’t be higher or the outcome more uncertain. McMahon’s deft plotting, complicated characters, and gorgeous prose are evident on every page. I raced through the story at warp speed. Put yourself in McMahon’s eminently capable hands and enjoy the ride!” – Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of The Wicked Sister
“With only three books into the series, John McMahon has gracefully dropped the needle into the groove. A Good Detective set the stage, The Evil Men Do kicked it up a notch, and A Good Kill solidified what we all knew was coming—that hard-ass investigator, P.T. Marsh is every bit as relevant to a new generation of readers as Sam Spade or Mike Hammer was to the generations before us. McMahon breaths new life into characters that in the hands of a lesser writer would get lost in the glut. But not here. Not even close.
McMahon train isn’t slowing down. A Good Kill isn’t just a good book, but rock-solid proof of the birth of one of the best new crime fiction writers in the business.” — Brian Panowich, award-winning author of Bull Mountain & Hard Cash Valley