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Patricia Abbott Books In Order

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Concrete Angel (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shot In Detroit (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Patricia Abbott, who debuted at an advanced age but went on to produce attention-grabbing and award-winning novels, is an American penwoman. Abbott, who also goes by the name Pattinase, is presently in her late sixties. She is domiciled in Detroit upon Miami, the US. Abbott, who is a voracious blogger, also describes herself as a grandmother and mother-in-law. She has penned standalone novels, edited anthologies, and produced countless short stories–possibly more than 150 stories. She specializes in the crime, thriller, and mystery niches.

Patricia Abbott debuted later on in life. In fact, her daughter debuted relatively earlier. Abbott was intimidated by the publication of comparatively younger authors’ works such as English author Zadie Smith’s 2000 book titled White Teeth and American novelist John Updike’s 1957 book The Poorhouse Fair; both Smith and Updike published in their twenties.

Patricia Abbott took a career break; as a stay-at-home mother of two based in Grosse Point, she focused on family life. After her children grew up, Abbott pursued undergraduate studies; in the 1990s, she enrolled at the Detroit-based Wayne State University. At the institution, she pursued courses relating to Vietnam, World Wars One and Two, and Nazi Germany; nevertheless, she does like reading war fiction. She later on enrolled for America Indian Culture studies.

Patricia Abbott’s writing career can be traced to her schooling days at the said university. Prompted by a time-intensive schedule (juggling a job and classes, plus a syllabus wherein a book was assigned weekly), she changed to a different course, ultimately settling for a poetry workshop. During the course of the poetry workshop, editors said continuously that her poems were excessively narrative. An editor suggested that she should use one of her poems as a schema of a short story. This sparked her interest in writing short stories. She later on enrolled for fiction writing lessons and became a member of various writing groups.

In 1998, Patricia Abbott was thrilled to see one of her stories in print, albeit published in a journal with a relatively small circulation. It was a stamp of approval that writing was her calling. Abbott’s second acclaimed novel was especially inspired by her daughter Megan Abbott, an Edgar award-winning penwoman in her own right; she advised Patricia Abbott to produce fictitious stories based on real-life newspaper reports. Ten years after the publication of her first short story, Abbott garnered literary fame after nominations for and clinching prestigious literary awards.

Section on Books
Concrete Angel is righteously considered Patricia Abbott’s debut. However, she wrote other books in 2002 and 2004 but this was ostensibly a false start. There are four editions of the first novel authored by Abbott. The first edition was initially published in 2015, titled Concrete Angel, and this standalone novel is shelved under the mystery, thriller, and suspense genres.

Another early book published by Patricia Abbott is titled Shot in Detroit. This book has three editions and the first one was initially published in 2016. The featured protagonist(s) in the book called Concrete Angel is Eve Moran and narrator Christine while the featured protagonist in the book Shot in Detroit is named Violet Hart.

Eve Moran, a charming and materialistic woman, is a sociopath, shoplifter, and fraudster. She has a daughter called Christine, a youthful woman in an identity crisis and who is a confidante and protects her mother. Moran has had a problematic childhood, adulthood, and marriage. Violet Hart, who is a camerawoman, is in her forties and a Detroit resident.

The first novel by Patricia Abbott, Concrete Angel, revolves around a dysfunctional Philadelphia family in the 1970s. When Moran murders her boyfriend, she makes her juvenile daughter Christine the fall guy; Moran advises Christine to state that she murdered the victim in a state of self-defense. Suchlike cover-ups are a norm for Christine until she realizes that they could augur bad for her kid brother and resolves to put an end to it. In Patricia Abbott’s second novel, Shot in Detroit, Violet Hart is helped by her lover-cum-mortician to establish her career in a black neighborhood, albeit by photographing corpses notably dead youthful blacks. By and by, she starts photographing dead men for her own exhibition.

Patricia Abbott Awards
Author Patricia Abbott has won and been nominated for several literary awards. For instance, in 2016, her 2015 book Concrete Angel was nominated for the Macavity Awards in the Best First Mystery Novel category. In 2006, Concrete Angel was also nominated for the Anthony Awards in the Best Novel category. In 2009, Abbott clinched the Deringer Award courtesy of her short story titled My Hero. In 2017, the 2016 book Shot in Detroit was also nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award in the Best Paperback Original category.

Best Patricia Abbott Books
Expectedly, the best books authored by Patricia Abbott are Concrete Angel, Shot in Detroit, and Discount Noir. The first two books are discussed above. Discount Noir, which was initially published in 2010, comprises of flash fiction stories penned by many writers but edited by Patricia Abbott.

Other Books You May Like
Readers who enjoyed reading Patricia Abbott’s books were also enticed by these standalone books. The first one is called Gator Bait authored by Adam Howe, and is set during the Great Depression when liquor was prohibited in the US. The featured protagonist is Smitty Three Fingers, an adulterous pianist. When he is caught red-handed with someone’s wife, he bolts to a new city and starts playing piano at a club owned by a no-nonsense bootlegger, Horace Crooker; Crooker rears a large alligator as his pet and feeds it on the his adversaries. Smitty starts an adulterous relationship with the Crooker’s wife, risking being eaten by the alligator.

The second one is called Young Americans by Josh Stallings. First published in 2015, it is set in the 1970s Northern California; it features heroine Sam, a stripper-cum-safe robber, who does an ill-fated drugs deal. To make up for it and save her life, she is ordered to rob a mobster-affiliated nightclub.

The third one is called The Disassembled Man penned by Jon Bassoff. This features protagonist Frank Avicious, an abattoir employee and psychopath with personal problems; his marriage to his employer’s daughter is problematic and he is receiving murder threats from a sociopath. He chances upon a peculiar salesman who persuades him to make up for his life, something that brings about a trail of murder.

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  • Patti Nase Abbott

    THe first two books mentioned above are the work of another Patricia Abbott. Only CONCRETE ANGEL and SHOT IN DETROIT are mine.

    • Thanks so much for letting us know Patti, and we apologize for the mix-up. I’ve made the changes in the database and the first two books will be removed within 24 hours.