Books by Allen Eskens

THE DEEP DARK DESCENDING by Allen Eskens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Eskens infuses the old this-time-it's-personal trope with raw urgency, righteous indignation, and enough scorching action to melt every trace of the Minnesota snow in his finest hour to date."
Still grieving the wife who died four years ago, Detective Max Rupert (The Heavens May Fall, 2016, etc.) roars into action when evidence mounts that the hit-and-run that killed her was premeditated murder. Read full book review >
THE HEAVENS MAY FALL by Allen Eskens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A previously secondary character, Eskens' broken-hearted hero finally has the spotlight the third time out. It's too bad he has to fight his way through so much back story to get there."
A grieving detective and a self-doubting lawyer face off in a courtroom. Read full book review >
THE GUISE OF ANOTHER by Allen Eskens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Eskens (The Life We Bury, 2014) has upped the pace and the stakes in his second novel but with less success. His instincts are best when he focuses on the floundering Alexander and the brother who acts as his conscience."
A freak accident provides a detective the chance to redeem his good name. Read full book review >
THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Eskens' debut is a solid and thoughtful tale of a young man used to taking on burdens beyond his years—none more dangerous than championing a bitter old man convicted of a horrific crime."
A struggling student's English assignment turns into a mission to solve a 30-year-old murder. Read full book review >