The Bramble and the Rose: A Henry Farrell Novel (Paperback)

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The newest Henry Farrell mystery from the Edgar Award–winning author of Dry Bones in the Valley.

A headless stranger is found in the woods of Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, and all signs point to a man-killing bear. Officer Henry Farrell would just as soon leave this hunt to the Game Commission, but doubts arise when he discovers the victim was a retired investigator. What drew the investigator to sleepy Wild Thyme? Before Henry can find answers, his own nephew disappears into the hills. Then an old flame dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving Henry as the prime suspect. Torn between protecting his family and clearing his name, Henry fights to protect the most he’s ever had to lose.

The Bramble and the Rose is the third book in the Henry Farrell series. Tom Bouman's Officer Farrell is first introduced in Dry Bones in the Valley, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller.

About the Author

Tom Bouman is the author of The Bramble and the Rose, Fateful Mornings and Dry Bones in the Valley, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in upstate New York.

Praise For…

As if Henry David Thoreau had lived into the age of pickup trucks, survivalists and fentanyl.
— Washington Post

The Bramble and the Rose has animal-hunting sequences to rival those of William Faulkner and hand-to-hand combat struggles as tense as any depicted by Ron Rash or Daniel Woodrell.

— Tom Nolan - Wall Street Journal

Bouman [is] a master of rural noir.
— John Timpane - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tom Bouman’s lyrical descriptions of rural Pennsylvania, and the violent confrontations that take place there, are so good they give you goosebumps.
— Times (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393541557
ISBN-10: 039354155X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English