Maureen Coughlin

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

The Devil She Knows Publisher's Summary

Maureen Coughlin is in a rut. At twenty-nine, the strong Staten Island native fears she may become a “lifer” at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she waits tables five nights a week. Nursing a strained relationship with her mother, she tries to find ambition in the little things—a gym membership, a plan to return to school, a dash of cocaine before work—but there’s no denying that she’s stuck.

Then, leaving work one night, Maureen walks in on a tryst between her coworker Dennis and Frank Sebastian, a silver-haired aspiring politician. Fearing repercussions, Sebastian forces her into silence, and Maureen is more than happy to forget what she’s seen—until Dennis turns up dead on the train tracks the next morning. In her search for answers, Maureen finds new meaning in her life. But before she can track down Frank Sebastian, he tracks down her mother. Soon, Maureen is bouncing from one corner of Staten Island to the other, trying to protect her mother while staying one step ahead of Sebastian.

With The Devil She Knows, Bill Loehfelm has written a pitch-black thriller that evokes the grit of Staten Island in a fresh, compulsively readable voice, with a heroine every inch as tough as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander. This is a breakout novel by a writer that Publishers Weekly has praised for his “superb prose and psychological insights.”

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  • Book 1

    • The Devil She Knows

    • By: Bill Loehfelm
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Maureen Coughlin is in a rut. At 29, the strong Staten Island native fears she may become a “lifer” at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she waits tables five nights a week. Nursing a strained relationship with her mother, she tries to find ambition in the little things—a gym membership, a plan to return to school, a dash of cocaine before work—but there’s no denying that she’s stuck.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shades of Dennis Lehan

    • By sandra on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • The Devil in Her Way

    • By: Bill Loehfelm
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Kicking off her final week of field training, Maureen takes a punch from a panicked suspect bursting out of an apartment. Her training officer laughs it off, and the incident even yields a small victory: the cops recover a stash of pot and guns. But out on the street, on the fringes of the action, Maureen sees something sinister transpire between two neighborhood boys that leaves her shaken, and she knows there’s more to the story than she’s seen. As we follow Maureen’s dangerous hunt for answers, Loehfelm leads us around New Orleans’ most hidden corners and into its darkest outposts.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Let the Devil Out

    • A Maureen Coughlin Novel
    • By: Bill Loehfelm
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    It's been a brutal year for rookie New Orleans cop Maureen Coughlin. Her first arrests, her first black eye, and, after a stinging brush with the corrupt heart of her adopted city, her first suspension. As she waits out the suspension, hoping to save her badge, Maureen finds increasingly dark and dangerous ways to pass the time. Justice, she tells herself, is being served. No need for the NOPD to know what she's doing.

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 5

    • The Devil's Muse

    • By: Bill Loehfelm
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Now that she's back on the force and her work with the FBI is over, Maureen Coughlin should have a quieter life. Until Mardi Gras rolls around, that is. New Orleans' biggest and most infamous party, Mardi Gras may be fun for the revelers, but it's hell for the NOPD, who try to keep the peace on streets jam-packed with drunken parade-goers and the thousands of tourists pouring into the city to join the action. With all that chaos, the city becomes a breeding ground for crimes of all shapes and sizes.

    Regular price: $24.49