Books by John Carenen

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A Far Gone Night
By John Carenen
Signs of Struggle
By John Carenen
If you ask me, what makes a book riveting isn’t about plot. It’s all about character and place, and there are few better at creating these compelling story elements than John Carenen. Thomas O’Shea is a protagonist worth rooting for, and with Rockwell, Iowa, Carenen nails the heart and spirit of every Midwest small town. The Face on the Other Side may deal with drugs and gangs, but it’s O’Shea himself—move over, Jack Reacher!—and the marvelous cast of characters around him who fuel this breakneck story. If you’re looking for the best in Midwest noir, look no further.
— William Kent Krueger, 2014 Edgar Award Winner and 2005 & 2006 Anthony Award Winner
If you like the works of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiasson, and Steve Brewer, you will love The Face on the Other Side... This third book in the Thomas O’Shea mystery series will have you begging for more...
— Joseph Bada, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Sins of the Father
Carenen has done it again. The setup, small-town Iowa and the murder of a young Native American woman, grabbed me from the start, but it was the voice of Carenen’s main character O’Shea that kept me turning pages far into the night. Thomas O’Shea is wise, tough, funny and surprisingly compassionate an action hero with a moral compass as robust as the man himself. Beautifully written, with a cast of quirky secondary characters who could walk off the page, A Far Gone Night doesn’t disappoint.
— Wendy Tyson, Author of Killer Image and Deadly Assets