The Resource Last to know, Elizabeth Adler

Last to know, Elizabeth Adler

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Last to know
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Last to know
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Elizabeth Adler
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eng
Summary
When the lakeside getaway where Detective Harry Jordan escapes his stressful job is rocked by an explosion targeting an enigmatic newcomer's house, Harry discovers that a victim did not die in the explosion and that the son of a famous local author may have seen the killer
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  • Disillusioned with being a cop and distraught over the breakup with gorgeous TV crime investigator Mallory Malone, Boston detective Harry Jordan retreats to his western Massachusetts cottage for some R&R. It doesn’t last long. On his first night there, Jordan witnesses the spectacular explosion of a home on the other side of Evening Lake, where Bea, the 21-year-old, waiflike daughter of mystery-woman Lacey Havnel, is seen running from the burning building, her hair in flames. Jordan’s investigation brings him into intimate contact with another neighbor, famous horror-novelist Wally Osborne, who was seen rowing away from the Havnel cottage minutes before the inferno. As Jordan gets closer to the Osbornes but further from solving the crime, another young woman is murdered, mere steps away from the Osbornes’ door. There’s a serial killer stalking the family; now it is up to Jordan to determine who and why before another person dies. Adler reaches back to Now or Never (1997) to continue the story of Harry Jordan in a sinister tale of deadly deception. -- Haggas, Carol (Reviewed 07-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 21, p41)
  • In this plodding whodunit from Adler (Please Don't Tell), Boston homicide detective Harry Jordan retreats to his lakeside cabin in Evening Lake, Mass., to decompress after the recent breakup with his fiancée, Mallory Malone. But he can't relax for long when a neighboring house, belonging to Lacey Havnel and her daughter, Bea, suddenly goes up in flames, with Bea the only survivor. Little is known about the Havnels among the small community of Evening Lake, but the unofficial matriarch of the area, Rose Osborne, agrees to take 21-year-old Bea in while the investigation into the fire continues. Rose and her husband, acclaimed suspense novelist Wally Osborne, share their home, known as a haven of calm, with oldest son Roman, twins Madison and Frazer, and youngest son, Diz. When Jordan digs deeper into the lives of Lacey and Bea, he's surprised by the larcenous trail he discovers, making him question whether the fire was an accident after all. In predictable fashion, another corpse shows up, and the Osbornes are revealed to be more complex than they first appeared. Readers will find nothing new or revelatory, and the interstitial sections written by "the killer" are more annoying than insightful. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (July) --Staff (Reviewed July 21, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 29, p)
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10317365
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Adler, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Families
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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Last to know, Elizabeth Adler
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250019929
Lccn
2014008768
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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Last to know, Elizabeth Adler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250019929
Lccn
2014008768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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