book release: you killed wesley payne by sean beaudoin

Written by Darlyn At Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Title: You Killed Wesley Payne
Author: Sean Beaudoin
Series: Stand Alone
Category: YA, Mystery, Crime
Publisher: Little Brown Books
ISBN: 0316077429 (ISBN13: 9780316077422)
Release Date: February 1, 2011

You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers throwin in for good measure. This smart, slick, and alluring detective novel that will tease you, thrill you, and suck you in.

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Official Book Trailer

He's come to do a job.

A job that involves a body.

A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.


  1. Hi new goodreads friend! That cover is really cool--hope you like the book!

  2. I don't know if I will read this book, but I like the cover!

  3. Totally rad book cover. For that alone I'll check out the book. Oh, and I like the title too. Thanks for the review and trailer!

    Also, just an fyi: For my blogoversary I'm hosting a giveaway (ends tomorrow), and the prize is a bookish gift card. Hop on over if you want :-).

    -m mchristineweber

  4. I am totally in love with this book cover. The image of a man running there truly reminded me of "Catch Me if You Can". Yeah, my thoughts did stray like that. How weird!?

  5. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds like a great one! Thanks so much for the review.

  6. I love the way the trailer was done, really goes well with the fark noir genre.


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