When Scott Phillips comes out with a crime novel, it’s like the crime novel heyday all over again. In That Left Turn at Albuquerque, the cash-strapped lawyer Douglas Rigby takes us to the realm where desperate schemes get worse when put in play. And schemes gone awry lead to other schemes just as bad.
Praise for That Left Turn at Albuquerque
“Many writers bill themselves as noir, but if you want to experience what the word truly means, in its finest expression, then pick up That Left Turn at Albuquerque, a brutally funny, wickedly clever nightmare that heralds the triumphant return of Scott Phillips, the twenty-first century’s greatest purveyor of crime fiction.”
—Blake Crouch, author of Recursion and the Wayward Pines trilogy
“In That Left Turn at Albuquerque, Phillips displays a master alchemist’s touch. No one blends the elements of happenstance, malevolence, unintended consequences, irony and humor into crime fiction magic like Phillips. No one!”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
“A hilarious, twisty, dark, and profane romp deep into a modern noir world. The people in a Scott Phillips novel are so damn authentic, they remind me of folks I met while covering the crime beat. Phillips proves once again why he’s one of the best crime writers out there.”
—Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Shameless
“The cover of St. Louis writer Scott Phillips’ That Left Turn at Albuquerque shows a parked sports car gleaming in the sunshine. But behind that sunny cover looms a dark story — a noir tale, acted out by some shady souls.”
—St. Louis Today
“The one persistent problem with reading a Scott Phillips novel is you can never figure out who you’re supposed to root for. You meet a series of engaging characters, all of them relatable — and then you realize they’re all liars, cheats and maybe worse.”
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