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A cold day in hell, Lissa Marie Redmond

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A cold day in hell
Title
A cold day in hell
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Lissa Marie Redmond
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eng
Summary
Lauren Riley is an accomplished detective who has always been on the opposite side of the courtroom from slick defense attorney Frank Violanti. But now he's begging to hire her as a private investigator to help clear his client of murder. At first Lauren refuses, wanting nothing to do with the media circus surrounding the case—until she meets the eighteen-year-old suspect. To keep an innocent teen from life in prison, Lauren must unravel the conflicting evidence and changing stories to get at the buried facts. But the more she digs, the more she discovers that nothing is what it first appears to be. As Lauren puts her career and life in danger, doubt lurks on every corner . . . and so does her stalker
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  • Buffalo, N.Y., cold case detective Lauren Riley, the heroine of Redmond’s promising first novel and series launch, is also a licensed PI. It’s in that latter capacity that lawyer Frank Violanti, with whom Lauren has tangled in court, hires her. His 18-year-old godson, David Spencer, has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine Vine, a customer at the store where he worked. He claims she lured him into her car one night and was still alive when he left her after an hour of wild sex. Lauren is dismayed to learn that the lead detective in the case is her ex-fiancé, the abusive Joe Wheeler, who, after discovering she’s working for Frank, punches her in the face. In contrast, Lauren’s married ex-husband, Mark Hathaway, with whom she’s having an affair, is glad to provide information about the victim and her husband, whom he knows socially. Redmond, a recently retired Buffalo PD homicide detective, keeps everything moving nicely in this well-constructed crime novel, marred only by the cartoonish Joe. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 01, p)
  • A detective's complicated past catches up with her when she investigates a murder. Together with her partner, Shane Reese, Detective Lauren Riley of the Buffalo Police Department has a great record clearing cold cases. Now a hot one is about to change her life. Frank Violanti, a cocky lawyer who's been her enemy in many a court proceeding, begs her to use her PI license to investigate the murder of Katherine Vine, which took place outside of the Buffalo police jurisdiction. His godson, David Spencer, who admits to having had consensual sex with Katherine in her car, parked near the store where he works, shortly before she was strangled with her own scarf, has been arrested for the murder. Since Lauren's two daughters from her youthful first marriage are both in college, she has some time on her hands. Against her better judgment she takes the case, at least in part because the arresting officer is Joe Wheeler. During the short time she dated him after her first husband bailed, she realized that Wheeler was a bad cop who was physically abusive to her. Unchanged by time, he expresses his rage over her interference after the first court hearing by punching her in the face. Although Lauren divorced her second husband, Mark Hathaway, for cheating, their sexual chemistry flares up when they meet again despite Lauren's reservations. After Mark, who runs with the same crowd, tells Lauren that Katherine's wealthy, well-connected husband has been having an affair, she comes up with plenty of information casting doubt on the case against David but also learns a few unsettling facts about his past. Stalked by a furious Wheeler and harassed by the unhappy district attorney, Lauren has all she can do to keep her life together. The first in a planned series by Redmond, a retired police detective, is an excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller. (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10620555
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redmond, Lissa Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.E4352
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cold case investigation
Series volume
#1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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A cold day in hell, Lissa Marie Redmond
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21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780738754109
Lccn
2017029344
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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A cold day in hell, Lissa Marie Redmond
Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780738754109
Lccn
2017029344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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