Meet Duck Darley. 

Meet Duck Darley, former rich kid and competitive swimmer, who now works the seedy side of New York City's gilded streets. Duck gets by as an unlicensed private investigator, helping wealthy Manhattan families with their darkest secrets. 

The first Duck Darley novel, UNDER WATER, will be released by Kensington Books in November 2017, in which Duck searches the city for a missing girl, whose older brother was an Olympic swimming champion and former teammate. 

Book two, AGAINST NATURE, will be released in July 2018. 


Reviews for Under Water

"Here be the beginnings of a superb series. A novel that sparkles with wit, sass, and wonderful narrative style. Charles Willeford is rarely mentioned much these days yet his Hoke Moseley series is among the true classics of the genre. Casey is the rightful heir." — Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor series
"It does for competitive swimming what Megan Abbott did for gymnastics, exposing the poison at the heart of a coach's and a family's need to win." — New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross
"A sordid tale of murder and sport.  It should be mandatory reading for all thriller aficionados.” — New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
"Casey Barrett knows the world of swimming as well as almost anyone.  But who knew it could be the source of so much suspense?" — Bob Costas

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