Pete Fernandez

Created by Alex Segura

Everything's definitely not Archie in this one.

Alex Segura rocked the boat with his 2013 debut, Silent City, which introduced us to PETE FERNANDEZ, a man who seems to drag around his own personal dark cloud. He's recently been shitcanned from his copywriting newspaper gig, dumped by his fiancée and now he's trying to deal with the unexpected death of his father. And the booze isn't helping too much either.

He staggers back to Miami, where a former colleague asks Pete to locate a missing reporter, despite the fact Pete has few investigative skills.

I know. Sounds preposterous, right?

But then, so did the premise to A Firing Offence (1992), George Pelecanos' debut, which gave birth to Nick Stefanos.

Fortunately, like Nick, Pete is a surprisingly compelling lead; a dogged and determined investigator stumbling from drink to drink and clue to clue who may not always know what he's doing, but certainly knows -- or at least thinks he does -- what he wants to do. And Pete's Miami is a tawdry, nasty nightmare far off the tourist track that somehow rings true every step of the way.

Born in Miami, Alex Segura is a novelist, comic book writer and musician, probably best known as the author of the bestselling Archie Meets Kiss comics. He also performs regularly in New York as part of a local rock band, the Faulkner Detectives. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two cats.


  • "Silent City is a noir page-turner I couldn't put down, a race through the Miami tourists don't see. I loved the book, and can't wait for the next one. Alex Segura is a writer to watch."

-- Sara Gran

  • "Forget the neon lights. Forget the glitz. Forget the bikinis and mojitos. And get ready for the other side of Miami."




  • "Shallow Grave" (May 2016; co-written with Dave White).. Kindle it!

Also featuring White's Jackson Donne.

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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