After Dark


Dublin Core


In this mystery novel, local detective John Delaney is brought in to assist the St. Augustine Police Department who are truly stumped. A murder has taken place at Crosswind, a (fictitious) newly-renovated bed-and-breakfast in the Historic District during the wedding reception of Brad Paxton and Christine Gallows. The bride’s uncle, Daniel Gallows has been found dead - strangled to death. A complication arises, Mary Jones, Crosswind’s proprietor is an old friend of Delaney’s. Then, as though an old friend and the mysterious death is not enough, Delaney and his partner, Sam McNeal, become wrapped up in a web of secrets surrounding the late businessman, and the number of suspects – including the bride – start to mount. With such a wide net, their search seems hopeless – but can they catch the killer, with the one well-guarded clue?

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the Castillo de San Marcos, San Marco Avenue, the Matanzas River, the Huguenot Cemetery, St. George Street, and the Spanish Quarter (Colonial Quarter).


PS3604 .A528 A69 2004

Access Rights

This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.


After Dark


1st edition:
[New York]: Avalon Books

Reprint edition:
Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer


Paperback book





Mystery or Thriller


Contemporary, Adult

Accrual Method


Has Format

Available for free on Internet Archive. [Reprint edition]

Bibliographic Citation

1st edition:
Danielewski, Cynthia. After Dark. [New York]: Avalon Books, 2004.

Reprint edition:
Danielewski, Cynthia. After Dark. Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2012.


Cynthia Danielewski, “After Dark,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 24, 2024,