We're kicking off Private Eye July, a whole month devoted to the best new mysteries and thrillers, with a trailer for our Top Pick in Mystery, Saints of New York!

Like your mysteries chock full of decades-spanning Mob drama, crooked cops and flawed heroes, all with a true crime angle? Then step right up, because British author Ellory has the novel for you.

Frank Parrish is a stubborn (and often self-destructive) NYPD homicide detective living in the shadow of his father's legacy. The weight of a botched hostage negotiation weighs heavily on Frank, and his mandated psychotherapy sessions soon open a dialogue about his father and the Saints of New York—cops who helped the Mob during the '60s and '70s. Soon, Frank's attention is called to the murder investigation of a teenage girl, and common threads are uncovered between past and present crimes.

Watch the gritty (and quite bloody) trailer below.

 

What do you think, readers? Interested? Read our Q&A with R.J. Ellory for more on Saints of New York.

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