2021 Agatha Award
The Combat Zone is a riveting account of a brutal murder, race, two flawed trials and the not so delicate dance between justice and revenge. It tells the story of a talented Harvard football player whose life was cut short by a brutal murder that ultimately changed the city.
She is the award-winning author of four mysteries, Final Copy, Confidential Source, Yesterday’s Fatal, and Teaser. Transactional Pictures, (Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman) purchased the rights to A Confidential Source, which is currently under development for a television series.
—Craig Sandler, Statehouse News
Brogan’s background as a journalist shows in her careful reporting and historical context…
A great strength of Brogan’s book is the broad context that she provides—one of overlapping divisions of race, class, and geography—to make sense of how the legal proceedings unfolded…
—Joseph Nevins, Dig Boston
—Author Stephanie Schorow
—NYT bestselling author B.A. Shapiro
—Author Christopher Daley