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General Information

Name:  Charlie Newton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlie Newton is a writer. He has worked as a restaurant and resort developer, a thoroughbred horse racer, and a broker of film and television in the Middle East. He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.His first book, ''Calumet City'' has been nominated for the following awards:*Best thriller 2009 Nomination from the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, Crime Writers' Association*Thriller award nomination from the International Thriller Writers Association*Nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author*Macivity Award Nomination for Best First Mystery Novel from the Mystery Readers International *One of the Best crime Novels of 2008 from The American Library Association

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Calumet City
ISBN: 9780786752843. OCLC Number: 794664702

Writers House,. .

Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, an International Thriller Writers Award, and one of the ALA's Best Crime Novel Debuts of 2008, Calumet City detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue.

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.

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.