Sully Carter

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

The Ways of the Dead Publisher's Summary

True Detective meets House of Cards in the electrifying first novel of a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C. reporter.

The body of the teenage daughter of a powerful Federal judge is discovered in a dumpster in a bad neighbourhood of Washington, DC. It is murder, and the local police immediately arrest the three nearest black kids, bad boys from a notorious gang. Sully Carter, a veteran war correspondent with emotional scars far worse than the ones on his body, suspects that there's more to the case than the police would have the public know. With the nation clamouring for a conviction, and the bereaved judge due for a court nomination, Sully pursues his own line of enquiry, in spite of some very dangerous people telling him to shut it down.

Neely Tucker's journalism career spans more than 25 years, including 14 at the Washington Post (where he still works) and eight as a foreign correspondent.

©2014 Neely Tucker (P)2014 Audible Studios
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  • Book 1

    • The Ways of the Dead

    • By: Neely Tucker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    True Detective meets House of Cards in the electrifying first novel of a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C. reporter. The body of the teenage daughter of a powerful Federal judge is discovered in a dumpster in a bad neighbourhood of Washington, DC. It is murder, and the local police immediately arrest the three nearest black kids, bad boys from a notorious gang.

    Regular price: $26.19

    • The Ways of the Dead

    • By: Neely Tucker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder - but reporter Sully Carter suspects there's more to the case. From the city's grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters combined with a terrific plot

    • By eclectic reader on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 2

    • Murder, D.C.

    • A Sully Carter Novel
    • By: Neely Tucker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, DC’s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter knows it’s time to start asking some serious questions - no matter what the consequences. With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is more to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Murder, D.C.

    • A Novel
    • By: Neely Tucker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, DC's most influential African American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter knows it's time to start asking some serious questions - no matter what the consequences. With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is more to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great info on history of DC in a great murder mystery

    • By CatWoman on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Only the Hunted Run

    • By: Neely Tucker
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the doldrums of a broiling Washington summer, a madman goes on a shooting rampage in the Capitol building. Sully Carter is at the scene and witnesses the carnage firsthand and files the first and most detailed account of the massacre. The shooter, Terry Waters, is still on the loose and becomes obsessed with Sully, luring the reporter into the streets of DC during the manhunt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Sully Carter!

    • By Lisa H Griffin on 10-31-17

    Regular price: $24.49