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"The Ways of the Dead" - by Neely Tucker

Longtime Washington Post reporter Neely Tucker grew up in the Deep South - and cut his teeth reporting from countries around the world. But his new novel draws inspiration from the streets of Washington, D.C. Kojo chats with Tucker about how the District shaped him as a writer, and about the murder mystery at the center of his new book, "The Ways of the Dead."

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Excerpted from THE WAYS OF THE DEAD by Neely Tucker. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Neely Tucker, 2014.

Ways Of The Dead

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