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Laurie R. King, creator of San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli, has been praised by The New York Times Book Review for her "taut pacing...air of menace...superb characters." Now the author of A Grave Talent (winner of the top mystery awards on both sides of the Atlantic), To Play the Fool, and With Child continues the series with a crime novel as disturbing as it is riveting.

After her last harrowing case Kate is more than ready for routine police work and a newfound serenity with her longtime lover, Lee, and their circle of close friends. Until one night when her pager summons her to a scene of carefully executed murder. Half-hidden in a clump of bushes lies a well-muscled corpse, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The only person who might have wanted airport baggage handler James Larsen dead, it seems, is the wife he repeatedly abused--who recently left him for a women's shelter. But her alibi is airtight, her physique frail, and her attitude less than vengeful.

Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are stumped. Then a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, strangled...and carrying a chocolate bar. It is that of Matthew Banderas, a software salesman convicted of one rape, suspected of many more.

Yet, despite the newspaper headlines, Kate and Al can establish no personal link between the victims and cannot rule out coincidence. But in the midst of an unpromising investigation, Kate has another cause thrust upon her by her friend, feminist minister Roz Hall. Investigators have already called it an accident, but Roz is convinced the young Indian bride was actually murdered--and when Roz takes up a crusade, no one can deny her. As Kate wrestles with the clash between her personal and professional lives, a third killing draws her and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a contemporary-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.

Winner of the Best First Crime Novel Award from both the Mystery Writers of America and the British Crime Writers' Association for the first book in the Kate Martinelli series, A Grave Talent, Laurie R. King has created a body of work that transcends genre classification and has fully broken out into the mainstream, novels which have the intensity and depth of superb literary work, spiced with harrowing suspense.

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, including The Beekeeper's Apprentice and O Jerusalem. Her most recent novel is the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California, where she is at work on her next suspense novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553107135
Subtitle:
(a Kate Martinelli novel )
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Martinelli, kate (fictitious character)
Subject:
Martinelli, Kate
Series:
Kate Martinelli Mysteries
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
339 p.
Dimensions:
9.33x6.31x1.20 in. 1.20 lbs.

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