By Sue Grafton
While Laurence Fife was once murdered, few mourned his passing. A well-known divorce legal professional with a name for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his consumers, Fife was once additionally rumored to be a devoted philanderer. a lot of people within the picturesque southern California city of Santa Teresa had a cause to need him useless. together with, proposal the law enforcement officials, his younger and lovely spouse, Nikki. With intent, entry, and chance, Nikki was once their number-one suspect. The jury notion so, too.
Eight years later and out on parole, Niki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to determine who fairly killed her past due husband.
A path that's 8 years chilly. A path that reaches out to enfold a sour, filthy rich, and foul-mouthed outdated lady and a tender boy, born deaf, whose reminiscence can't be depended on. A path that ends up in a attorney defensively dependable to a lifeless partner--and disarmingly appealing to Millhone; to an ex-wife, courageous, lucid, lovely--and nonetheless offended over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too excessive a wage for too few skills--and too many accounts left owing: the path twists to incorporate all of them, with Millhone following each flip till it eventually twists again on itself and he or she reveals herself face-to-face with a killer crafty sufficient to break out with homicide.
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Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Number of Pages: 304
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The manhattan instances bestselling writer of An Early Wake returns to eire the place Sullivan's Pub proprietor Maura Donovan will get combined up with smugglers.
After calling eire domestic for 6 months, Boston expat Maura Donovan nonetheless has much to benefit approximately Irish ways-and Sullivan's Pub is her school room. Maura didn't in basic terms inherit a enterprise, she inherited a tight-knit neighborhood. And while a tragedy moves, it's the controversy of the pub. a neighborhood farmer, out for a walk at the seashore along with his younger son, has mysteriously disappeared. Did he drown? Kill himself? the kid can say basically that he observed a ship.
Everyone from the neighborhood gardai to the Coast defend is scouring the Cork coast, but if a physique is eventually introduced ashore, it's the inaccurate guy. An unintended drowning or anything extra sinister? Trusting the phrases of the boy and hearing the suspicions of her worker Mick that the lacking farmer may need run afoul of smugglers, Maura makes a decision to enquire the abandoned coves and remoted inlets for herself. yet this time she should be stepping into over her head. ..
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Author identify: Sheila Connolly
Author Description: Sheila Connolly has taught paintings historical past, dependent and advertised municipal bonds for significant towns, labored as a employees member on statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for numerous non-profit agencies. She additionally controlled her personal consulting corporation delivering genealogical learn providers. Now a full-time author, she thinks writing mysteries is lots extra enjoyable than any of her prior occupations.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime-New England (president 2011), the nationwide Sisters in Crime, and the exceptional online SinC bankruptcy, the Guppies. She additionally belongs to Romance Writers of the United States and secret Writers of America.
Sheila is Regent of her neighborhood DAR bankruptcy, and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She's additionally the grandchild of Irish immigrants (in case you're anxious that she's a snob). as well as family tree, Sheila loves restoring outdated homes, traveling cemeteries, and touring. She is married, and has one daughter and cats.
She blogs with Poe's lethal Daughters and secret Lovers' Kitchen on Fridays, and Killer Characters the twenty fifth of every month.
www. sheilaconnolly. com
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Extra info for A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Book 1)
Mit dem Geld konnte sie das Land verlassen und James entkommen. Die Rache … nun, die war unerlässlich. Ohne sie gab es wenig Grund, am Leben zu bleiben. Sie musste sich irgendwo verstecken, wo James sie niemals suchen würde. In einer Hinsicht hatte er nur allzu Recht. Er wusste mehr von ihr als sie von ihm. Er würde all ihre ehemaligen Bekannten aufsuchen, von denen die meisten ihre eigene Mutter für ein paar lächerliche Kröten verkaufen würden, also konnte sie niemanden anrufen. Noch nicht jedenfalls.
Weil Richard eben genau so ein Mensch gewesen war. Und er hätte sich bereits auf die Suche nach Alec gemacht. Ethan wandte langsam den Kopf und blickte auf die grausam zugerichteten Überreste eines ehemals gesunden, jungen Mannes. Auf die Leiche, die hier zurückgelassen wurde, um sie in Angst und Schrecken zu versetzen. Aber obwohl Ethan um Alec fürchtete, war er nicht blind vor Sorge. Er stieß den Atem aus. »Also gut. Aber ich kann das nicht allein machen. Du musst mir zugestehen, meinen Partner anzurufen.
Das Lächeln der Mutter war echt, die Augen des Kindes zu vertrauensvoll. Dann sah sie sie. Die Frau war mittelgroß. Ihre Figur war schwer zu erkennen, weil sie einen formlosen Overall trug. Sie hielt den Kopf gesenkt und hatte eine Baseball-Kappe auf. An ihrer Hand hielt sie einen zart gebauten Jungen, der hinter ihr herstolperte. Als er zu fallen drohte, hievte ihn die Frau wieder auf die Füße. Dana hoffte, dass die Trägheit des Jungen auf die lange Reise und die späte Stunde zurückzuführen war, nicht auf Krankheit.