Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;The Pulitzer Prize-winning "Queen of Crime" (andlt;iandgt;USA Todayandlt;/iandgt;) follows up andlt;iandgt;Cold Case Squadandlt;/iandgt; with an explosive second novel about a dedicated, complicated homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases.andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In order to block a high-rise developer's plans to bulldoze the Shadows -- a gorgeous 1920s mansion in Miami -- a resourceful young preservationist approaches the police department's Cold Case Squad. Years ago, the high-profile owner of the Shadows was murdered and the crime has remained unsolved. Never content to let a trail stay cold, Lt. K. C. Riley and her detectives visit the long-abandoned pioneer house and discover a heartbreaking new mystery. But the people tied to the Shadows are evasive and paranoid, haunted by lies, guilt, and tangled pasts. Only one thing is clear: the killer is still out there, and the old, cold case is hotter than ever. . . .
"Fast, funny, and shocking -- all the characteristics of vintage Buchanan." -- andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;
"Fast, funny, and shocking -- all the characteristics of vintage Buchanan."
"Miami's maven of mystery and murder just keeps getting better." -- andlt;iandgt;The Associated Pressandlt;/iandgt;
The Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad works to unravel a 45-year-old murder case and discovers that a murderer is still out there--and the case is still hot in this latest Cold Case Squad novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Queen of Crime."
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.