Plum Island

By Nelson DeMille,

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'...a page turning, high octane novel that's firing on all cylinders,' - EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

'...a good old-fashioned murder mystery which keeps you enthralled till the very last page.' - YORKSHIP EVENING PRESS

NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved to Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the…

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2 authors picked Plum Island as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Two words for this absolutely primo mystery: John Corey. Corey is the main character in this series by the same name, and Plum Island is the first book in that series by the amazing Nelson DeMille. This is one of those books where I will always remember the actual reading experience. Why? I often read into the wee hours of the night and the entire household was fast asleep. I hit a particular scene (I won’t spoil it), and I simply burst out laughing hysterically. I couldn’t stop, thereby waking everyone up. Turned out, there was a lot of…

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When I sat down to write my debut novel after 25 years as an L.A. trial lawyer, I looked to Nelson DeMille’s thriller Plum Island as the exemplar of all that I hoped to accomplish: entertain my readers, keep them guessing to the final page, and make them laugh out loud along the way. DeMille’s John Corey, a no-bullshit NYPD homicide detective on medical leave who’s recruited by the local police chief to help solve a double murder on the east end of Long Island (where, not coincidentally, I grew up) was also the prototype for my wisecracking, two-fisted hero,…

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