Pretty Dead

“Boyle is at the top of his form in his riveting seventh novel..” -Publisher’s Weekly

When Boston bluebloods—and Maine coast summer residents—David and Maddie Connelly are accused of child abuse, Jack McMorrow sees a blockbuster story. But as he investigates Jack uncovers more than one misdeed. The trail leads to a missing Irish nanny, a shady foundation, and some Boston bad guys who are as lethal as they are colorful.

E-book and Print, March 2016

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Jack McMorrow is looking into a scandal that’s shaking the reputation of an elite Boston couple. Angel Moretti, a family friend, has an angle no one else has. But when her secrets are buried–along with her body–in an isolated stretch of woods, Jack’s story becomes a front-page headline. And it’s leading him to places far darker than Angel’s shallow grave. -Amazon

Publisher’s Weekly Review
“Boyle is at the top of his form in his riveting seventh novel. … This whodunit is sure to win many new fans for Boyle.”

Boyle deftly illustrates the nearly irresistible pull that wealth and power can have on us all, even as he keeps the conflicted Jack hard on the case.”

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Like many crime novelists, Gerry Boyle began his writing career in newspapers—a place he calls the best training ground ever. After attending Colby College, he knocked around at various jobs, including stints as a roofer, a postman, and a manuscript reader at a big New York publisher. He began his newspaper career in the paper mill town of Rumford, Maine. There was a lot of small-town crime in Rumford and Gerry would later mine his Rumford time for his first novel, Deadline. After a few months he moved on to the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, where editors gave him a thrice-weekly column. He wrote about the stuff he saw in police stations, courtrooms, and in the towns and cities of Maine. All the while he was also typing away on a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, writing Deadline which came out in 1993. Since Deadline, he has written eight additional Jack McMorrow stories with a 10th, Once Burned, scheduled for release in 2015. Read more at: