The victim was young, lovely and seduced by the wrong man . . .
Mere hours before her wedding, the fiancée of real estate mogul JP Stratton is found strangled in her penthouse. New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte "Charlie" Le Blanc views the crime scene, finding a black silk stocking draped casually beside the body -- a chilling calling card from the killer.
The dramatic clue leads Charlie to a world of privilege and wealth, and before long she singles out a suspect whose identity creates a furor in the city: Cole Stratton, JP's estranged son. But what she doesn't know is that Cole has been set up, and while she sets out to prove his guilt a real killer is on the loose -- a man who now has Charlie in his sights, a man with yet another black silk stocking.
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Metsy Hingle is the award-winning, best-selling author of seventeen novels. Known for creating powerful and passionate stories, Metsy's own life reads like the plot of a romance novel-from her early years in a New Orleans' orphanage and foster care to her long, happy marriage to her husband Jim and the rearing of their four children. She recently traded in her business suits and fast-paced life in the hotel and public-relations arena to pursue writing full-time. Metsy loves hearing from readers. For a free bookmark, write to Metsy at P.O. Box 3224, Covington, LA 70433 or visit her website at: www.metsyhingle.comFrom Booklist:
Detective Charlotte Le Blanc joined the New Orleans police department after her sister, Emily, was brutally murdered. Six years later, Emily's killer is still on the loose. Wealthy J. P. Stratton's young fiancee, Francesca, has been found strangled mere hours before her wedding, artfully posed in death with a single black-silk stocking. Many people had a motive to kill the evil Francesca, but judging from the evidence, the man who strangled her is the same one who killed Emily. Charlotte goes through the list of suspects one by one, and the most likely offender is J. P.'s son, Cole, which is unfortunate since Charlotte is starting to fall for him. Even worse: she is the murderer's next target. Readers who relish romantic thrillers about serial killers, such as Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon (2000), will get goose bumps from this one, too. And New Orleanian Hingle will donate part of the book's proceeds to Habitat for Humanity's work on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Shelley Mosley
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Book Description Mira, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110778322815
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