Death Leaves a Shadow

A Marlowe Black Mystery

by Gabriel F.W. Koch


Book Details

Marlowe Black—a tough, cynical, WWII decorated combat veteran, ex-New York City cop, and licensed PI—believes he’ll never live a life like other men, as his work, and his personality, compel him to walk a path at the edge of society. But he begins to believe otherwise when a woman falls for him—and he her.

Then comes the brutal announcement that his pregnant fiancée has committed suicide. Marlowe simply cannot accept the official verdict, and as anguish and rage replace the love he once felt, he is driven by a madness that forces him to question his own integrity while he hunts an elusive killer.

“Koch is an author who has his priorities in order. First and foremost he’s constructed an intriguingly complex plot. From the beginning, he pulls readers in with intense scenes of suspense. Little by little he then provides just enough information to keep them guessing as to who’s pulling the strings and why. When the loose ends are eventually tied and revelations ensue, Koch still manages to add a surprise or two.” —Jake Bishop, Hollywood Book Review (And Come Day’s End: A Michael McKaybees Mystery)

“The contrast of what is right and what is wrong within Black’s own conscience added even more to this mystery. Overall, I found Beholden: A Marlowe Black Mystery to be a five-star page turner!” —Michel Violante for Reader Views


About the Author

Gabriel F.W. Koch

Gabriel F.W. Koch is a 2004 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award; 2016 third place winner of the CIPA EVVY Award for Fiction/Science Fiction; 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist; 2016 second place winner of the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year; 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist Mystery; 2017 CIPA EVVY nominee Young Adult Fantasy; 2018 CIPA EVVY Merit Award Winner Mystery; and 2019 Best Mystery winner of the Hollywood Book Awards Contest. Koch is also an award-winning photographer.

Also by Gabriel F.W. Koch

Paradox Effect
Emma and the Dragon Tooth Sword
Beholden: A Marlowe Black Mystery
And Come Day's End
No Escaping the Storm
Get the Boy, Own the Future