Dry Bones in the Valley

Author(s): Tom Bouman


When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul. In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the dual encroachment of fracking companies and drug dealers bring money and troubles to the area. As a second body turns up, Henry's search for the killer opens old wounds and dredges up ancient crimes which some people desperately want to keep hidden. With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman immerses readers in this changing landscape. In these derelict woods, full of whitetail deer and history, the hunt is on.


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EDGAR NOMINATED FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 'A tough, edgy thriller ... readers of smart literary thrillers are going to love this novel. I wish like hell that my name were on the cover.' Wiley Cash

Tom Bouman is a former book editor and musician who lives with his wife and daughter in northeastern Pennsylvania.

General Fields

  • : 9780571320646
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber Crime
  • : March 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Bouman
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 288