Synopses & Reviews
Like all things good and bad in the world, it began with a woman...
And so begins the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's Cold Case Squad, a new suspense novel that features a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases.
A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion in a garage rocks a child's birthday party and burns a father of three to death. The murders go unsolved and the fire is chalked up to an accident.
But was it an accident? Twelve years later, a blonde walks in to the Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad -- which Buchanan fans will remember from The Ice Maiden -- and complains that she's been seeing her husband everywhere she goes. Trouble is, he's been dead for twelve years. In Buchanan's characteristic voice, Some guys just don't know when to let go.
As the Cold Case Squad unearths the details of the strip club deaths and the dead or missing father -- as well as the unsolved killings of a series of little old ladies -- readers get to know the three cops and their boss: veteran homicide detective Sergeant Craig Burch, whose marriage has turned into a case he can't solve; Detective Sam Stone, for whom the past will always be a mystery; Detective Pete Nazario, airlifted out of Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan in the 1960s; and Lieutenant K. C. Riley, for whom one case will never grow cold.
Edna Buchanan has been thrilling readers since her Pulitzer Prize-winning stint as a crime reporter for The Miami Herald. The Chicago Tribune once raved that few writers can touch Buchanan, to which The Washington Post Book World seemed to respond, I doubt if anyone else isdoing it better. In Cold Case Squad, Edna Buchanan, the woman the Los Angeles Daily News calls the Queen of crime, delivers unlikely killers, near-perfect murders, and her most suspenseful novel yet.
"An endless carnical of crime."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/Iandgt; (Starred)
"With dead-on forensic science, police procedural, and human foibles, Edna knows Miami and she knows cops, and there isn't an author who can touch her for sultry and tropical mystery."andlt;BRandgt; -- Ann Rule
Legendary Miami crime reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan launches a gripping new series featuring a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases. "Buchanan tells great stories--hot, horrible, homicidal stories"--"The New York Times Book Review"
andlt;Bandgt;PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING REPORTER EDNA BUCHANAN'S GRITTY WORK AS A MIAMI CRIME REPORTER INFORMS THIS ELECTRIFYING AND BONE-CHILLING NOVEL OF SUSPENSE.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion rocks a child's birthday party, killing a father of three. The murders go unsolved and the blast is deemed an accident. Twelve years later, a blonde walks into the Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad. She's been seeing her husband everywhere she goes. Trouble is, he's been dead for twelve years. Buchanan's crack team of detectives -- a dedicated, complicated crew with problems all their own -- is on the case in this brilliant, edge-of-your-seat read.
About the Author
worked the Miami Herald
police beat for eighteen years , during which she covered five thousand violent deaths, three thousand of them homicides and won scores of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for Career Achievement in Journalism.. Edna attracted international acclaim for her classic true-crime memoirs, The Corpse Has a Familiar Fac
e and Never Let Them See You Cry
. Her first novel of suspense, Nobody Lives Forever, was nominated for an Edgar Award.
She brings an exotic and steamy Miami to vivid life in all of her novels. Edna captures both the heartbeat and the hot breath of this restless, dynamic, and mercurial city. In addition to eighteen books, she has written numerous short stories, articles, essays and book reviews. She lives in Miami with her husband, two dogs, and too many cats.