Central City

A Novel By Indy Perro

Central City Book by Author Indy Perro


“A somber, moody, and absorbing mystery/thriller.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“Though its circumstances are harsh, Central City is a thriller with surprising heart.”
–Foreword Clarion Reviews

“With its intricate plot and delicious, film noir-ish prose, Central City is an engrossing murder mystery helmed by two familiar yet originally drawn characters: the hard-boiled detective and the world-weary antihero, straight out of the best of pulp fiction.”

About the Book: Central City

Kane Kulpa learned which laws could be bent and which broken after a short stint in prison courtesy of Detective Vincent Bayonne. Bound by time, integrity, and the reality of life in Central City, Bayonne and Kane made peace with the past. Now, gang tension spirals from corrupt to deadly, and a series of murders stresses Kane and Bayonne’s uneasy alliance. Kane balances on a razor’s edge to protect his bar, power, life, and family, and Bayonne hustles to keep another lonely man from being strangled.

Central City is a city struggling for identity. The cops protect the rackets, and the criminals shelter the injured. Innocence is only an appearance, and rage finds a voice.

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Reader Reviews

“Central City is one of those great works of gritty noir fiction
that captures the imagination from the beginning and doesn’t let go.”

“Indy Perro’s debut novel, Central City, is a gritty crime/mystery that
finds the author offering a fresh take on a classic formula, all the while
side-stepping many of the genre’s most tired tropes.”


“Fans of detective stories and crime novels will really dig this one.”