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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlie Newton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Newton is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlie Newton has worked as a restaurant and resort developer, a thoroughbred horse racer, a broker of film and television in the Middle East and a writer known for a global life on the road and extended MIA absences. When he does publish, Newton's heart-pounding, gritty, and witty realism has been a starred-review favorite of the critics and a finalist for the Edgar, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, the Macavity, and the International Thriller Writers awards.



Winner, American Book Fest's International Book Awards, Thriller Category

Winner, Goodreads Reader's Favorite Award, Thriller Category

Calumet City

Finalist, Edgar Award

Starred Review, Booklist

Traitor's Gate

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Start Shooting

Starred Review, Kirkus

Starred Review, Booklist

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Calumet City /
ISBN: 1416533222. OCLC Number: 123285084

Simon & Schuster,. .

Meet Patti Black, the most decorated cop in Chicago. On her ghetto beat, Patti Black redefines the word badass. But her steel-plated exterior -- solitary, stoic, loveless -- belies the wrenching legacy of her orphan childhood. Haunted by the horrifying abuse she suffered at the hands of her foster parents, Patti Black sublimates past torments into a meticulously maintained tough-gal persona. When a series of unrelated cases -- a drug bust gone bad, a mayoral assassination attempt, the murder of a state attorney, the exhumation of a long-concealed body from a tenement basement wall -- all point in Patti Black's direction, she finds herself facing the dark truth: You can't hide from your history, no matter how far into the fog you run. For Patti Black, that history didn't die in the tenement wall; it's alive -- and riding her down.

ISBN: 1734436840. OCLC Number:

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ISBN: 1734436824. OCLC Number:

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Start shooting :
ISBN: 9780385534703. OCLC Number: 700735418

Doubleday,. .

Twenty-five years after a gruesome murder rocked Chicago, a local newspaper runs an exposé on new evidence in the case, a smear campaign that stirs up bad blood for officer Bobby Vargas and his brother Ruben, a high-ranking detective.

Traitor's gate /
ISBN: 147784936X. OCLC Number: 898162107

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Just before World War II, a petroleum engineer working in Oklahoma holds the key to an internationally sought-after aviation fuel, while in Jerusalem, schoolgirl Saba Hassouneh is freed from a refugee camp and becomes a fearsome Arab nationalist fighter.