By Carol O'Connell
2010 Retail ePub
NYPD sergeant Kathleen Mallory - computing device genius, road fighter, provocative waif, peerless investigator, manipulative good looks - is the attractive, near-sociopathic heroine of this knife-edged suspense novel. besides previous associates, Ricker, Coffey, and devoted admirer Charles Butler, Mallory is decided to resolve the brutal "art as death" homicide of an untalented yet hugely touted artist-critic. Mallory believes the case is the paintings of an analogous killer who, 12 years past, hacked a tender artist and a skilled ballerina to items. Baffling and complicated, Mallory wades via artwork critics, bag women, madmen and mafioso alike in attending to the ground of those crimes. secrets and techniques, very deep and intensely darkish, emerge and strike nearer and in the direction of domestic. by way of the top, she is going to come to understand the reality - however the fact could be the most deadly phantasm of all.
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Harry repeated this routine survey at the Texaco station, waving at the young woman behind the cash register. Sometimes folks wouldn’t realize for a week or more that a rear window had been broken, or an unused door jimmied. But everything looked pretty tight. He sighed with resignation and headed east up the frontage road, turning in to the graveled parking lot at the City Limits Motel. The word VACANCY was painted onto the wooden sign, with no ready means to alter this hopeful invitation. MacFie doubted that the old motel had ever been filled with customers.
THE SHAMAN’S BONES / 53 The child shook her head glumly. ” “’Cause they don’t have any way to carry it. ” Daisy sighed. So. Another mouth to feed. Or, if you counted the ratty-looking little cat, two more mouths to feed. Well, she would manage somehow. There was a big can of rice stored in the closet, along with a burlap bag of dried pinto beans. Anyway, this child wasn’t bigger than a minute. And the cat. What was it Homer Tonompicket said about that skinny pig he kept in his backyard? ” Well, that runty cat could root around till it found some grasshoppers and lizards.
A Navajo killed you. ” She looked up at the old woman.
Killing Critics (Kathleen Mallory, Book 3) by Carol O'Connell