One Day You'll Burn (LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel Mysteries #1)


A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop... except for the smell. That's not something the LAPD finds lying on the street every day. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it's clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel's former career in academia seems to finally be coming in handy, rather than serving merely as material for jokes from his partner, Morales.

But nothing Jarsdel learned in school can prepare him for the deep evil behind this case, which appears to be as hopeless as it is violent. As Jarsdel and Morales attempt to settle their differences and uncover the motive behind the horrendous crime, they find themselves dragged into the underbelly of a city notorious for chewing up and spitting out anyone dumb enough to turn their back on survival.

One Day You'll Burn is a shimmering debut that captures the glitz and squalor of LA while introducing unforgettable detective readers will rank among the best in the genre.


In this book set in Los Angeles Rookie Detective Tully and his veteran partner Morales are assigned a case of a burned victim found in front of a Thai place of honor, so was it stage or what. They cannot make any identification of the body either. While they work that case they are assigned another one where someone is killing the wedding couples’ dog on their wedding day. With both cases going at the same each one has its own problems.
Along the way, you are given a look into Tully’s life former academia who was on the track to become a history professor and is now a police detective. He is different than others on the force and they do remind him. He is also feeling it from his parents who did not want him to join the force and he still has problems talking to people especially women. All of these and some others come together to make for a very good story and one where I did not want to put down when I hit the half waypoint. A very good book and very much worth the read. I received this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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