The Life and Death of Rose Doucette


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About The Life and Death of Rose Doucette

Dallas PI Dylan Fisher thought he was done with his ex-wife—but now he’s solving her murder

Dallas private investigator Dylan Fisher hasn’t seen his ex-wife, Rose, in three years—which is why he’s surprised when she asks him to meet her at a hotel. Rose Doucette is a homicide detective, and she wants Dylan’s help with a murder investigation that she’s been asked to step back from but can’t seem to let go.

They review the details of the case and part ways—but as Rose is leaving the parking lot, Dylan sees a suspicious car begin to follow her. Feeling uneasy, he tails the car and tries to warn Rose, but he’s too late—the driver of the car shoots her, killing her instantly, before speeding away.

The police are determined to pin the murder on Dylan, so he’s left with no choice but to find the killer himself. Teaming up with Rose’s widower, a defense attorney named Tito, the pair dive into Rose’s past to figure out who could’ve wanted to kill the woman they both loved—and what they were trying to hide.

Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Robert Crais


“Reading The Life and Death of Rose Doucette by Harry Hunsicker is like settling onto a stool across from your favorite mixologist—the narrative is strong, smooth, and straight up, the plot twists with a clean finish that will leave you thirsty for more. You’ll know you’re truly in the hands of a master.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times best-selling author of the Longmire Series

The Life and Death of Rose Doucette not only kept me captivated until the very end, but also reminded me why I fell in love with the PI genre. Shades of noir and the Golden Age of detective fiction wrapped up into a thrilling, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat read. Let’s hope this isn’t the last case for Private Investigator Dylan Fisher.” —Robin Burcell, New York Times best-selling author

“After three years of no contact, ex-cop turned PI Dylan Fisher is asked by his ex-wife detective Rose Doucette to meet and discuss a troublesome case. The last thing he expected was to witness her murder. What follows is a story with more twisting and writhing than a rattlesnake traversing a hot Texas desert. Buckle up. It’s a wild ride.” —D. P. Lyle, award-winning author of Unbalanced

Praise for Harry Hunsicker

“With The Contractors, Hunsicker delivers a compelling thriller, a high-power rollercoaster ride across the dusty plains of West Texas and the back streets of Dallas.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times best-selling author

“Hunsicker’s latest book imagines a frightening scenario: private military contractors—the corporate soldiers usually found roaming the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan—are operating within the borders of the United States.  With a relentless pace and doses of black humor, Hunsicker creates a thrilling combination of ‘what-if with an altogether plausible ‘what-actually-might-be’, giving the reader a remarkablepost-9/11, War-on-Drugs novel.”  —David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author

“The Contractors is the fully-loaded model with all the options. With streetwise and wisecracking Jon Cantrell and Piper at the wheel, they take the reader for one hell of a ride through the drug and crime-ravaged parts of Texas that don’t appear on picture postcards or tourist brochures.”  —Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author

“Hunsicker’s strong third Lee Henry Oswald contemporary hard-boiled mystery, like its two predecessors…does for Dallas what Loren Estelman’s Amos Walker novels have done for Detroit…Hunsicker has a flair for turning phrases and his broken, wounded characters could have stepped straight from the pages Cornell Woolrich’s despairing stories.”  —Publishers Weekly

“This novel offers arresting descriptions of Dallas’ many mean streets; complex, interesting characters; and a relentless narrative drive. Compelling reading from a new name in noir.” —Booklist