Bryan Gruley's debut mystery has received starred reviews from publications such as Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Disgraced reporter Gus Carpenter returns home to his small town and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation.
"Wordy and slow"
Author Bryan Gruley’s The Hanging Tree is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his Edgar Award-nominated debut, Starvation Lake. After an 18-year absence, Gracie McBride returns to Starvation Lake and apparently commits suicide. But newspaper editor Gus Carpenter smells a rat.
The third novel in the award-winning Starvation Lake series finds Gus Carpenter faced with a new case that reveals a haunting secret from his own family’s past. Mysterious break-ins are plaguing the small town of Starvation Lake. While elderly residents enjoy their weekly bingo night at St. Valentine’s Catholic Church, someone is slipping into their homes to rifle through financial and personal files. Oddly, the intruder takes nothing - yet the “Bingo Night Burglaries” leave the entire town uneasy.