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Alex Segura and Duane Swierczynski sign in San Diego

Event date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:30pm

Alex Segura is the Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics, as well as the editor of Archie imprint Dark Circle Comics and the writer of several comics, with a focus on The Archies (the band). Duane Swierczynski’s comics work includes writing The Black Hood, Volume 1: The Bullet's Kiss, a gritty, modern crime noir tale that introduces readers to the newest--and deadliest--hero in the Dark Circle Comics lineup. Miami sports reporter turned P.I. Pete Fernandez finds himself at Dangerous Ends when he is persuaded to look into a murder case involving a convicted former narcotics officer in Alex’s new novel.  Duane has written more than a dozen crime novels, including collaborations with James Patterson and Anthony E. Zuiker. His latest is Revolver, a multi-generational novel of Philadelphia.

Dangerous Ends: (pete Fernandez Book 3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943818259
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Published: Polis Books - April 11th, 2017

Former journalist Pete Fernandez, now a private investigator, and his partner Kathy Bentley wade into a case that no one wants. Soon, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a pro-Castro gang and a political hit ordered by Fidel Castro himself which involved not only Pete, but his dead father's past.

The Black Hood, Vol. 1: The Bullet's Kiss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619889620
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Published: Dark Circle - July 11th, 2017

A man driven to the brink, blacklisted and left brutally changed must crawl through the wreckage of his life to defeat a gang of deadly criminals hell-bent on setting the streets of Philadelphia aflame. Fueled by rage and empowered by years of experience upholding the law, the new Black Hood is a visceral, conflicted and flawed urban vigilante--but he's also the city's last hope.


A gritty, modern crime noir tale that introduces readers to the newest--and deadliest--hero in the Dark Circle Comics lineup.

Down the Darkest Street: (pete Fernandez Book 2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943818501
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Published: Polis Books - April 4th, 2017

 Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life -- professional and personal -- is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm; investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami -- while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced. 
Down the Darkest Street, the riveting sequel to Alex Segura's acclaimed debut, Silent City, tells a tale of redemption, survival and the sordid backstreets of Miami -- while asking the question that many are too scared to answer: When faced with pure darkness, would you fold or fight?

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ISBN: 9780316403238
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 19th, 2016

Three generations torn apart--by bullets fired fifty years ago...Philadelphia, 1965: Two street cops--one black, one white--are gunned down in a corner bar. One of the fallen officers, Stan Walczak, leaves behind a 12-year-old boy, Jimmy. Philadelphia, 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, has been sprung from prison. Jim stalks the ex-con, hoping to finally learn the truth. Philadelphia, 2015: Jim's daughter Audrey, a forensic science student, re-opens her grandfather's murder for a research paper. But as Audrey digs deeper, she comes to realize that Stanton probably didn't pull the trigger--and her father may have made a horrible mistake..

Silent City: (pete Fernandez Book 1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940610719
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Published: Polis Books - March 15th, 2016

Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancee has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he's back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion. But when a co-worker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing daughter, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, double-crosses and memories bursting from the black heart of the Miami underworld - and, shockingly, his father's past. 
Making it up as he goes and stumbling as often as he succeeds, Pete's surreptitious quest becomes the wake-up call he's never wanted but has always needed - but one with deadly consequences. Welcome to Silent City, a story of redemption, broken friendships, lost loves and one man's efforts to make peace with a long-buried past to save the lives of the few friends he has left. SILENT CITY is a gritty, heartfelt debut novel that harkens back to classic P.I. tales, but infused with the Miami that only Alex Segura knows.

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ISBN: 9780316403191
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 19th, 2016

It's dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she's smarter than the killer, kingpins, and cops who control her. 
Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a "CI"--a confidential informant. 
Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs. 
Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her--except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. 
Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a "very" quick study...

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ISBN: 9781943818853
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Published: Polis Books - May 15th, 2017

Five years ago, Gilbert "GG" Garcia - bassist for beloved New Brunswick, NJ indie band Magna Carta - went off the grid. At the request of GG's sister, P.i. Jackson Donne made some inquiries but hit a wall. Aside from allegations of mob involvement and illegal betting, the leads had dried up and GG was in the wind. Soon enough, the case went cold and Donne moved on. Five years later, Miami P.I. Pete Fernandez gets a frantic call from an old friend - a police detective stationed in his old stomping grounds of New Jersey - asking for a favor he can't discuss over the phone. Bruised and battered from a near-fatal run-in with a lethal serial killer, Pete welcomes the brief change of scenery. Or escape. Pete discovers the GG case has frozen solid, with only one flicker of hope for solving it: talking to the first detective who tried to find the local-boy-gone-missing. But there's one problem: Jackson Donne is in prison for murder. Pulled into an uneasy alliance with the older, jaded detective, Pete must pick up the pieces of Donne's work to learn the missing bassist's final fate, while also avoiding an unexpected mob turf war and locals who prefer the past stay buried. SHALLOW GRAVE pairs two of the best crime writers working today, Dave White and Alex Segura, pairing up their acclaimed characters in an unforgettable tale of lost hopes, dangerous alliances and sinister betrayals.

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ISBN: 9781943818266
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Published: Polis Books - January 11th, 2016

An Ash McKenna and Pete Fernandez Joint

When beloved college football star Raleigh "The Gun" Davis is suspected of shaving points, sports reporter Pete Fernandez is tasked with digging up all the dirt that's fit to print. Mired in his own mounting personal problems and drinking himself blind, Pete slams into an unexpected brick wall: Ash McKenna, an amateur private investigator with a very bad attitude. Both are looking for the AWOL QB, but their goals run counter to each other-Ash is trying to help an old friend, while Pete is looking to redeem his once-promising journalism career.

What they find is more than they bargained for-and more than they can handle alone. Can the unlikely duo find common ground in time to bust a dangerous crime ring? Or will they get tangled up in their own egos and agendas?

Acclaimed crime writers Rob Hart and Alex Segura pair up for a unique adventure that brings together their series characters Ash McKenna and Pete Fernandez for an untold tale of vice, double-crosses and the back alleys of suburban New Jersey. Before NEW YORKED and SILENT CITY, there was BAD BEAT.