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Welcome to my world, at least the world of my books. If you're looking for something to help you return to those dark, mysterious nights on a college campus... or spooky visits to a cemetery, always looking over your shoulder... or into the private worlds of Truman Capote and Harper Lee... or back to the nostalgia of small town America, with weekly trips to the drive-in and the local movie theater... if you want to walk through fall leaves all year round and get that chill that the early dark brings... you've come to the right place.

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Sending DIG TWO GRAVES into the world: book launch at Barnes & Noble—and super-duper fun book party!


A new literary thriller from the highly praised author
of The History of Swimming and Capote in Kansas

Dig Two Graves
Now Available!

Dig Two Graves

"Before you embark on a journey
of revenge, dig two graves."

When the thirteen-year-old daughter of a beloved college Classics professor—former Olympic Decathlon winner Ethan Holt—is kidnapped, he's thrown back into the fight of his life. No clue who might have taken her or why—until a bizarre series of riddles start pointing to his very own childhood, and a villain who seems to have followed every step of his career.

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Praise for Dig Two Graves

"A heart-tugging child-in-peril plot drives this thoughtful crime novel..."
   —Publishers Weekly

"Powers has crafted an unusually lyrical mystery. Each character is sharply and precisely drawn; the language is carefully polished. The denouement brings to mind the works of Scott Turow or John Lescroart."
   —Library Journal

"Kim Powers is a bright, new, intelligent voice in crime fiction...and Dig Two Graves is a gripping, can't-put-it-down read that will delight readers from the beginning to its satisfyingly twisty end. A must read!"
   —Deborah Crombie, New York Times Bestselling author of To Dwell in Darkness

"With its white-knuckle pacing, fascinating intellectual puzzle and intensely sympathetic characters, Dig Two Graves suggests a unique hybrid of James Patterson, Dan Brown and Harlan Coben—with a wit and intelligence that are all Powers."
   —Louis Bayard, bestselling author of Roosevelt's Beast and The Pale Blue Eye

"This is a tantalizing, expertly crafted suspense thriller."
   —Joseph Olshan, author of Cloudland, Clara's Heart and Nightswimmer