For some reason my copy was published in the UK. It is a mystery and quite a lengthy read. The writing has a nice flow to it and I was pleased that by the end of the book all my questions were answered without the feeling that the author just wanted to end the story in a page or two. I think this is his first book. I would read more by this author. I was very impressed by how well thought out everything was and I feel he avoided a lot of mystery novel cliches. Great job!