Thorndike Press

Running Out of Road

  • Daniel Friedman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880853
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880859
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 396 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2020

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A Macavity Award-Winning Author
An Edgar Award Finalist Author

A Buck Schatz Mystery

Once, Detective Buck Schatz patrolled the city of Memphis. But he’s been retired for decades. Now he’s frail and demented. The future looks short and bleak. But Buck’s past is under attack as well. After 35 years on death row, convicted serial killer Chester March finally has an execution date. Chester is the oldest condemned man in the United States, and his case has attracted the attention of NPR producer Carlos Watkins, who believes Chester’s confession was coerced. Chester’s conviction is the capstone on Buck’s storied career, and, to save Chester’s life, Watkins is prepared to tear down Buck’s reputation and legacy.


Customer Reviews

“Buck Schatz makes a welcome return in Edgar finalist Friedman’s thoughtful third mystery . . . John Grisham fans looking for more nuance and deeper characterizations will be rewarded. ”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Should you, will you, and how can you fight the reaper are questions Friedman handles with amazing grace. Screamingly funny and achingly sad.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“One of the most interesting characters we have seen in a while. . . . This book is a hidden gem.”

— Mystery Scene