A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop... except for the smell. That's not something the LAPD finds lying on the street every day. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it's clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel's former career in academia seems to finally be coming in handy, rather than serving merely as material for jokes from his partner, Morales.
But nothing Jarsdel learned in school can prepare him for the deep evil behind this case, which appears to be as hopeless as it is violent. As Jarsdel and Morales attempt to settle their differences and uncover the motive behind the horrendous crime, they find themselves dragged into the underbelly of a city notorious for chewing up and spitting out anyone dumb enough to turn their back on survival.
"A brilliant first novel. Joseph Schneider’s contemporary writing evokes some of Hollywood’s most classic crime stories, from Chinatown to LA Confidential." – Dick Wolf, creator of Law & Order
"One Day You’ll Burn knocked me out. It’s a riveting, richly-layered detective novel that satisfies and surprises on every single page. Joseph Schneider is a major new talent in the world of crime fiction." – Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone
"Schneider redefines the detective genre while giving us a history lesson of Hollywood, the town of dreams it was, and the nightmare it has become." – Jim Hayman, Executive Producing Director of Judging Amy
"One Day You’ll Burn is much more than just an intriguing Hollywood mystery, it’s a captivating character study of a unique academic/historian-turned-poli
Joseph Schneider lives with his wife and two children in California. His professional affiliations include The Magic Castle and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. One Day You'll Burn is his debut novel.