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Blood in the Water (Gregor Demarkian Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

“Haddams novels are real spellbinders.”—Drood Review

 

Martha Heydrich lives in a very big, very expensive house in Waldorf Pines, a very rich, very gated community west of Philadelphia. She drives a flashy pink sports car, joins all the local commitees, sticks her nose in everyones business—and gets on everyones nerves. She is also, it is rumored, to be having an affair with a local teenager. The very same teenager who is discovered one night—by Marthas husband—floating dead in the community pool…

 

“[A] CRAFTY PUZZLE.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

Besides blood in the water, theres a fire in the pool house—and another corpse. The police assume the charred remains belong to Martha Heydrich, since shes nowhere to be found. But when DNA tests reveal it isnt Martha at all, but an unknown man, they turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to get to the bottom of it. The killer could be a jealous husband, runaway wife, or psychotic neighbor. But whoever is guilty, Demarkian wants to make sure their next gated community is a maximum security prison…

 

“This series keeps getting better.”—Booklist

Review:

"Edgar-finalist Haddam shows no sign of creative fatigue in her baffling 27th whodunit featuring ex-FBI agent turned police consultant Gregor Demarkian (after 2011's Flowering Judas). One night at Waldorf Pines, a gated Philadelphia suburb, Arthur Heydreich, whose unfaithful wife, Martha, has disappeared, stumbles on a corpse in the community swimming pool, just when the pool house goes up in flames. The body in the pool is that of Martha's teenage lover, Michael Platte. Charred human remains discovered in the pool house are presumed to be Martha's, until DNA analysis proves they're male. The local eccentric police chief, who originally thought Arthur murdered Martha and Michael, calls in Gregor to make sense of the case. Few readers will reach the answer to this crafty puzzle before the endearing and brilliant sleuth, or tease out the significance of the clue of the extra garden hose. Agent: Don Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Blood in the Water

Jane Haddam

Martha Heydrich lives in a very big, very expensive house in Waldorf Pines, a very rich, very gated community west of Philadelphia. She drives a flashy pink sports car, joins all the local commitees, sticks her nose in everyones business—and gets on everyones nerves. She is also, it is rumored, to be having an affair with a local teenager. The very same teenager who is discovered one night—by Marthas husband—floating dead in the community pool…

Besides blood in the water, theres a fire in the pool house—and another corpse. The police assume the charred remains belong to Martha Heydrich, since shes nowhere to be found. But when DNA tests reveal it isnt Martha at all, but an unknown man, they turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to get to the bottom of it. The killer could be a jealous husband, runaway wife, or psychotic neighbor. But whoever is guilty, Demarkian wants to make sure their next gated community is a maximum security prison…

Synopsis:

Gregor Demarkian returns in a mindbending case of death and disappearance amongst the wealthy suburban elite.
 
In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. Shes the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. Shes fake, into everybodys business and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies—one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognizable, is

presumed to be Martha Heydrich. The police think they know what happened—that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isnt Marthas at all, it is an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel this most puzzling of cases.

About the Author

A finalist for both the Edgar and the Anthony Award, JANE HADDAM is best known for her mysteries featuring Gregor Demarkian. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312644345
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Haddam, Jane
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
27 of 29
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 304 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312644345 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-finalist Haddam shows no sign of creative fatigue in her baffling 27th whodunit featuring ex-FBI agent turned police consultant Gregor Demarkian (after 2011's Flowering Judas). One night at Waldorf Pines, a gated Philadelphia suburb, Arthur Heydreich, whose unfaithful wife, Martha, has disappeared, stumbles on a corpse in the community swimming pool, just when the pool house goes up in flames. The body in the pool is that of Martha's teenage lover, Michael Platte. Charred human remains discovered in the pool house are presumed to be Martha's, until DNA analysis proves they're male. The local eccentric police chief, who originally thought Arthur murdered Martha and Michael, calls in Gregor to make sense of the case. Few readers will reach the answer to this crafty puzzle before the endearing and brilliant sleuth, or tease out the significance of the clue of the extra garden hose. Agent: Don Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Blood in the Water

Jane Haddam

Martha Heydrich lives in a very big, very expensive house in Waldorf Pines, a very rich, very gated community west of Philadelphia. She drives a flashy pink sports car, joins all the local commitees, sticks her nose in everyones business—and gets on everyones nerves. She is also, it is rumored, to be having an affair with a local teenager. The very same teenager who is discovered one night—by Marthas husband—floating dead in the community pool…

Besides blood in the water, theres a fire in the pool house—and another corpse. The police assume the charred remains belong to Martha Heydrich, since shes nowhere to be found. But when DNA tests reveal it isnt Martha at all, but an unknown man, they turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to get to the bottom of it. The killer could be a jealous husband, runaway wife, or psychotic neighbor. But whoever is guilty, Demarkian wants to make sure their next gated community is a maximum security prison…

"Synopsis" by ,
Gregor Demarkian returns in a mindbending case of death and disappearance amongst the wealthy suburban elite.
 
In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. Shes the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. Shes fake, into everybodys business and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies—one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognizable, is

presumed to be Martha Heydrich. The police think they know what happened—that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isnt Marthas at all, it is an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel this most puzzling of cases.

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