True crime podcaster Rachel Krall arrives in Neapolis, a small resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, to cover the trial of Scott Blair—a local hero—a swimming star who may be destined for Olympic glor
“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”
The Covid-19 plague descended with a vengeance on New York City in early March 2020. The city was utterly unprepared, including its preeminent hospitals.
“readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”
“this is a lovely, five-star-worthy novel for young readers that is well written and deserves full applause.”