By Theresa Monsour
Theresa Monsour's first crime novel, introducing the female detective Paris Murphy
Paris Murphy, half-Irish, half-Lebanese, is extremely good at her job, though far less successful in her private life, which is a mess: she's got an on/off marriage to an ER doctor, a looming affair with a colleague in the forensic department and a mother who always calls at the worst possible moment. Tracking down killers is a far more attractive proposition than tidying up her own affairs and her latest investigation is gripping.
The murder of a prostitute in St Paul's is the latest in a series of killings, and the police are sure they know who they are after - a successful plastic surgeon, scion of a powerful local family - and it is up to Paris and her partner, Gabe, to prove their case. But hard evidence is hard to come by, until Paris herself attracts the killer's attention ...
Theresa Monsour lives in Minnesota with her husband and two sons. A journalist by trade, she has reported on working mothers, crime, courts, education and city life. When she is not writing she enjoys small-game hunting, fishing, cross-country ski-ing and cooking.
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06 Jul 2017
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