NOMINATED FOR BOTH THE EDGAR AND THE SHAMUS AWARDS
FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL OF THE YEAR!|
Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club? It’s up to detective John Blake to uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret life as a strip tease queen. But the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets he uncovers, until a shattering face-off in an East Village tenement changes his life forever...
- Stunning debut novel from an author whose stories have been selected for BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR and THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES, as well as short-listed for the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America
- Chicago Sun-Times on LITTLE GIRL LOST: "Excellent...[A] machinegun-paced debut...Aleas has done a fine job of capturing both the style and the spirit of the classic detective novel."
- Baltimore Sun on LITTLE GIRL LOST: "Combine[s] the noir sensibility with emotional depth and superior writing."
- Publishers Weekly on LITTLE GIRL LOST: "Barrels forth at the speed of [a] Manhattan taxi...and contains some whiplash-inducing plot twists...Tightly written from start to finish, this crime novel is as satisfyingly edgy as the pulp classics that inspired it."
- January Magazine on LITTLE GIRL LOST: "[A] slice of pulp heaven."
- Richard S. Prather on LITTLE GIRL LOST: "A wonderful novel, brilliantly plotted, beautifully written, and completely satisfying."
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- "The most striking first chapter in recent memory...LITTLE GIRL LOST [is] an absolutely terrific read."
- — Craig Clarke, Craig's Book Club
- "Aleas' book is incredibly good."
- — Sarah Weinman, author of CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOSYNCRATIC MIND
- "[Aleas] gives Chandler a run for his money."
- — Paramour
- "[Aleas] is a top-class writer."
- — Eclectica Magazine
- "[Aleas] succeeds in melding a classic hardboiled missing persons case and something a bit deeper with Little Girl Lost's subtle but intriguing literary undertow."
- — This Week
- "Able to cut right to the heart of a character or a situation with equal ease, he has a voice as unforgettable as his stories."
- — Billie Sue Mosiman
- "A great character with a very original voice. LITTLE GIRL LOST feels both old fashioned and bang up to date at the same time...The Manhattan setting is really well done and the plot fairly clips along in this diverting and exhilarating PI novel."
- — Donna Moore
- "Little Girl Lost is classic pulp."
- — Kevin Burton Smith, January Magazine