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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781641291026
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312
  • RRP: $50.00

Dead of Winter




A shadowy Detroit real estate billionaire. A ruthless fixer. A successful Mexicantown family business in their crosshairs. Gentrification has never been bloodier.

A shadowy Detroit real estate billionaire. A ruthless fixer. A successful Mexicantown family business in their crosshairs. Gentrification has never been bloodier.

Authentico Foods Inc. has been a part of Detroit’s Mexicantown for over thirty years, grown from a home kitchen business to a city block–long facility that supplies Mexican tortillas to restaurants throughout the Midwest.
Detroit ex-cop and Mexicantown native August Snow has been invited for a business meeting at Authentico Foods. Its owner, Ronaldo Ochoa, is dying, and is being blackmailed into selling the company to an anonymous entity. Worried about his employees, Ochoa wants August to buy it. August has no interest in running a tortilla empire, but he does want to know who’s threatening his neighborhood. Quickly, his investigation takes a devastating turn and he and his loved ones find themselves ensnared in a dangerous net of ruthless billionaire developers. August Snow must fight not only for his life, but for the soul of Mexicantown itself.

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781641291026
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312
  • RRP: $50.00

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Praise for Dead of Winter “Bebop and Norteño, cool jazz and salsa, reading Dead of Winter was like listening to all the good music. This latest by Stephen Mack Jones is an astounding composition, an ode to a diverse city known for big engines and bigger hearts. Welcome back, August Snow!” —Rachel Howzell Hall, author of And Now She’s Gone  “Like Walter Mosley and Joe Ide, Jones builds a raucous and endearing cast of characters from his inner-city setting, fusing neighborhood camaraderie with streetwise know-how and head-banging action. This is a fine thriller in the grand hard-boiled tradition, but it's also a sensitive, multifaceted portrait of race in America.” Booklist, Starred Review “Gritty . . . Snow remains a distinctive lead capable of sustaining a long series.” Publishers Weekly Praise for the August Snow Novels AUGUST SNOW: WINNER OF THE NERO AWARD WINNER OF THE HAMMETT PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE SHAMUS AWARD LIVES LAID AWAY: A NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION STEEL DAGGER “Has echoes of Raymond Chandler’s banter and bursts of Dashiell Hammett’s violence, with a tip of the porkpie hat to Walter Mosley.” The Wall Street Journal “Jones, a Detroit-area poet and playwright brings the city, its environs, and its eateries to vital life in a mystery coiled around the contemporary crime du jour of cyber-finance meddling.” The Boston Globe “[A] gung-ho protagonist . . . cleaning up his beat-up neighborhood in Mexicantown.” The New York Times Book Review

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