Central City: A gritty serial killer whodunnit on the meanest streets in America

· Kulpa and Bayonne Stories Book 1 · Dog's Name Press

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‘A somber, moody, and absorbing mystery-thriller’ 


‘Snappy, well-crafted dialogue and compelling main characters worth rooting for . . . satisfying’ 


‘A thriller with surprising heart’ 



Kane Kulpa is an ex-con with a conscience. Vincent Bayonne is the troubled detective that put him away.

Now, cat and mouse are thrown into an uneasy alliance when their streets are stalked by a vicious serial killer targeting lonely men. As Kulpa and Bayonne realise they can trust nobody but each other on their hunt for the murderer, the dangerous and corrupt Central City teeters on the edge of all-out gang warfare.

In a damaged town where it’s hard to tell the guilty from the innocent, how do you catch a killer?

A hard-boiled crime thriller that’s perfect for fans of Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and James Sallis!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engrossing’ - Amazon Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I haven't read such a brilliant murder mystery in a while’ - Amazon Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping’ - Amazon Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An old fashioned whodunnit ride’ - Amazon Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Masterful, hard-hitting prose’ - Amazon Reviewer 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great read… will leave readers looking forward to Perro's next offering’ - Amazon Reviewer 



About the author

Indy Perro is a novelist and recovering academic. When he's not at his desk, he loves to hike, run, and read the masters: Michael Connelly, Raymond Chandler, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, and James Sallis. Central City is his debut thriller and the first book in the hard-boiled Kulpa and Bayonne series. The second, Journeyman, is also out now. Book 3 will be published in the Spring of 2024. 

Explore Central City! Meet the characters, examine the history, and visit the neighborhoods at centralcitybooks.com. 

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