The Dime by Kathleen Kent audiobook

The Dime

By Kathleen Kent
Read by Cynthia Farrell

Mulholland Books 9780316311038

The Detective Betty Series: Book 1


Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $35.00

    ISBN: 9781478945727

  • $100.99

    ISBN: 9781478945697

Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel

An NPR Pick of Best Mystery Novels

A  BookRiot Pick as One of the Best Books of the Year

Brooklyn’s toughest female detective takes on Dallas—and neither is ready for the fight.

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she’s from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to the Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf.

Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she’s deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit.

Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent’s brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Cynthia Farrell is an asset, handling the Texas accents well…Both Kent and Farrell make it clear that Betty is a strong, complex—and sometimes implacable—woman.” AudioFile
“Terrific.” Chicago Tribune
“Gritty and gripping, explosive and emotional…Kent tears off the glossy façade of Dallas to show us a dark underbelly of crime.” Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author
“What really makes The Dime special is not just the fact that it features a lesbian detective. Rather, it’s the fact that it shoves its lesbian detective into one of the most breathless, inventive and—be forewarned—violent suspense plots I’ve read in a long time. Halfway through, The Dime accelerates into warp speed, and Betty has to draw on all her Brooklyn, Polish, tough-girl moxie to fight her way out of an imprisonment that would have made Harry Houdini hang his head in defeat.” NPR
“The plot revolves around the Asian sex- and drug-trafficking trade run by the cutest little old lady you ever did see, but the broader appeal is Kent’s offbeat humor, which pulls up reins just before it takes the story over a cliff.” New York Times Book Review
“Outstanding…Kent never sacrifices robust characters or biting humor during scenes of brutal violence, which, though disturbing, are essential to the rich plot.” Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)
“Kent’s detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman…The mystery succeeds as both whodunit and as a deeper character-driven novel.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Betty is a terrific character . . . A worthy addition to the ranks of strong female detectives. Booklist
“Smart, gritty, and populated by a rogue’s gallery of unforgettable characters, The Dime is relentless…a hell of a ride.” Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself
“Kent introduces an exciting new force in the crime thriller world: Detective Betty Rhyzk…Kent masterfully draws upon the rich tapestry of neo-noir Dallas, a city of grit, glitter, and guns, that hasn’t had its proper treatment in contemporary crime fiction. Until now.” Matthew Bondurant, author of The Wettest Country in the World
“Drags you happily through a briar patch of surprise and excitement and leaves you exhausted under the Dallas skyline. More please!” Joe R. Lansdale, author of Honky Tonk Samurai



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Author Bio: Kathleen Kent

Author Bio: Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent, author of historical novels, including The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife, among others, has received the David J Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English