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Burned by his last case, Memphis detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. He doubts himself. He doubts his career. But he can’t turn off instincts honed by a decade on the force.

The suspicious deaths of two legendary bluesmen are ruled due to natural causes. Convinced that a crime has been committed, Billy Able and straitlaced female cop Frankie Malone refuse to let it go. A voodoo curse, a Santerían priest, and a decades-old photograph may connect the seemingly unrelated homicides. But the clues don’t add up until a third victim is cruelly murdered. Guilt-ridden, Billy swears to dig into the city’s dark history for answers, then finds himself caught up in a web of incriminating evidence. Hunter becomes prey. Frankie has his back as they race to solve the deadly puzzle from which Billy may not come out alive.

Second in the Detective Billy Able series out now from HarperCollins



Death comes in threes for Sgt. Det. Billy Able on his return to the Memphis PD from leave in Atlanta, in Turner’s soulful sequel to 2010’s A Little Death in Dixie. . . Turner effectively mines the blues, civil rights struggles, and Santeria rites as Able and Malone form a budding partnership. – Publishers Weekly › HomeReviews

Santeria voodoo, the civil rights movement and unexpected treachery propel Turner’s story of new and old Memphis to a surprising conclusion. –Starred Review, Romantic Times

. . .Turner takes her protagonists on a wild and dangerous ride where the boundaries are unclear and the good guys are hard to tell from the bad. –

This is only the second installment of this new series but already Billy Able has collected quite a group of appreciative fans.—, Top Pick

You know the great satisfaction you feel after eating a gourmet meal served with great service? When I finished this book I felt the same way. –The Reading Room

Lisa Turner has skillfully interwoven Memphis ambience, bizarre murders, Santeria practices, civil rights history, relatable characters, civil rights icons, and twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . Suspense continues to build until the stunning and completely unexpected climax is reached. . .–

I was so impressed that halfway through this advanced reader copy (the second book in the series), I bought the first of the series. –Mallory Heart Reviews

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The blues were born out of pride, anger and need. Murder comes from those same dark places.

One of Memphis’ most seductive and notorious socialites has disappeared. She’s either off on another of her drunken escapades or the disappearance is something much more frightening.
What begins as an ordinary day’s work for Detective Billy Able of the Memphis P.D. quickly grows into a high-level spider’s web of tragedy, mystery, suspicion, passion, and sordid secrets–including a few of Billy’s own.

Along with Mercy Snow, the estranged sister of the missing socialite, Billy follows a twisted path of human frailty and corruption to disturbing truths that undermine everything he thought he knew about himself and the people he loves.


“A fun mystery of the south, highly recommended.” — James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review

“I positively loved this Southern mystery…” — Nicola Manning, Back to Books

“This was a very good book. A page turner and on the edge of your seat book. Written very well it won’t be the last book I read from Lisa Turner. If you like an old fashioned mystery with some twists and turns you will love this book.” — Just Books Blog

“This is a wonderful mystery with appealing and despicable characters, interwoven mysteries, and a bit of humor at just the right places.” — Gargoyle Reads blog

“Edge-of-your-seat suspense, a clever and twisting plot, and complex and realistic characters…a masterful job of leading the reader through the investigations and unravelling one shocking truth after another.”  — Minding Spot blog

“I loved this book!  It has the perfect mix of mystery, Southern politics and family tradition, mixed with a good old police procedural to keep you hooked til the last page! …I’m going to keep this one!” — Bless Their Hearts Mom Blog

“I was engrossed every minute and when I had to tear myself away to do something, I couldn’t wait to get back to this book…full of twists and unexpected turns…This is a super book.” — View From the Countryside Blog

“Lisa Turns spins a gritty southern mystery with riveting plot twists and an unpredictable ending. …a highly entertaining page-turner.” — Fresh Fiction Reviews