Individual Author Record
Name: Charlie NewtonPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationCharlie Newton is a writer. He has worked as a restaurant and resort developer, a thoroughbred horse racer, and a broker of film and television in the Middle East. He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.His first book, Calumet City has been nominated for the following awards:Best thriller 2009 Nomination from the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, Crime Writers' AssociationThriller award nomination from the International Thriller Writers AssociationNominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel by an American AuthorMacivity Award Nomination for Best First Mystery Novel from the Mystery Readers International One of the Best crime Novels of 2008 from The American Library Association
- Calumet City, Simon & Schuster, 2008
- Start Shooting, Doubleday, 2011
Titles At Your Library
Calumet City: A Novel
ISBN: 1416533222 Touchstone. 2008 Hiding the truth about her abuse-marked orphan childhood, highly decorated Chicago cop Patti Black finds herself implicated in a series of seemingly unrelated crimes, in a tale based on real-life events. Original. 75,000 first printing.
ISBN: B004S3H0V2 Vintage. 2012 “The best way I can describe the Four Corners neighborhood of Chicago is find a length of rebar, scratch a big cross into the concrete, set your feet solid in the quadrant you like best, lean back, and start shooting.”
Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, suddenly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben—a decorated, high-ranking detective and cop- prince of the streets. The smear campaign stirs up decades-old bad blood, leading the Vargas brothers down an increasingly twisted and terrifying path, where the sins of the past threaten to destroy what remains of the truth.
As readers and critics discovered in his first novel, Calumet City, Charlie Newton’s Chicago is a landscape as brutal and poignant as any in modern crime fiction—a multi-faceted, shockingly violent labyrinth of gangland politics, political backstabbing, corporate malfeasance, and, possibly, hope. Start Shooting is a riveting read.