This August, the Hard Word Book Club discusses one of MysteryPeople’s popular books. Chris Culver’s The Abbey was an online sensation that won the author a book deal for his series featuring Indianapolis Muslim police detective Ash Rashid. Rashid’s investigations take him to some truly dark sides of humanity and The Abbey is no exception.
The murder Ash deals with is very personal – the victim is his niece. Since her body is found in the home of one of the city’s rich and powerful, his few cops are unwilling to look to deep into it. Ash goes defies orders, following a trail of drugs, gangsters, and a subculture way too into vampirism that leads to a goth club known as “The Abbey.”
This is a fresh take on the cop novel. It blends noir and procedural with an with an engaging hero. It should make for a great discussion on Wednesday, August 26th, 7PM on the third floor. The book is 10% off at the register to those who attend.