Fiction (Mystery) Susan Dunlap Karma

ISBN 13: 9780440209829

Karma

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A thirty-something junk-food maven and brash, brainy Berkeley cop, Jill Smith usually doesn't spend much time contemplating her navel.  But she accepted an invitation to see the new guru in town.  She was as shocked as the rest of the packed house when the young man's spirit rose to heaven before their very eyes . . . with a little earthly aid from the dagger buried deep in his swirling red robes.  His followers say it was hi karma to die.  Now Jill Smith's seeking enlightenment--looking deep into prime causes such as love, hate, ambition, and dark dreams.  Among a host of devoted disciples, rough real-estate dealers, rival soul savers, and beautiful consorts, she's searching for the answer to a cop's prayers:  the person whose karma is to kill.

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"Susan Dunlap is one of the best of the new crop of mystery writers."--The San Diego Union.

"Dunlap's police procedurals have the authenticity of telling detail."--The Washington Post Book World

About the Author:

Susan Dunlap is a prolific author of mystery novels. Born in New York City, Dunlap majored in English at Bucknell University and earned a masters degree in education from the University of North Carolina. She was a social worker before an Agatha Christie novel inspired her to try her hand at writing mysteries. Six attempts and six years later, she published Karma (1981), which began a ten-book series about brash Berkeley cop Jill Smith. Since then, Dunlap has published more than twenty novels and numerous short stories. Her other ongoing characters include the meter-reading detective Vejay Haskell, former forensic pathologist Kiernan O’Shaughnessy, and Zen student/stunt double Darcy Lott. In addition to writing, Dunlap has taught yoga, worked as a paralegal, and helped found Sisters in Crime, an organization created to support women in the field of mystery writing. She lives near San Francisco.

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