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Francisco, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0892968079 / ISBN 13: 9780892968077
Published by Mysterious Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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A 305 page mystery set in Venice, CA, by the author of Confessions of A Deathmaiden. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mysteries of 2004. Nominated for 2005 Anthony Award for Best Cover Art done by Robert Santora. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 14395

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Publisher: Mysterious Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Francisco follows "Confessions of a Deathmaiden," her acclaimed debut, with a thrilling new mystery about a young woman's unexplained disappearance.

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Following her much-praised first novel, Confessions of a Deathmaiden (2003), Francisco delivers another outstanding stand-alone, a darker tale with some surprising twists. A Mexican fisherman makes a gruesome discovery on the beach not far from L.A.'s Marina del Rey: "I found the first arm. The second one washed up on Malibu Beach, seven miles north of here. The rest of the body must've gotten eaten by sharks." But whose arm? It would seem to belong to the alluring Laura Finnegan, who had a house on the beach and whom the fisherman used to admire through her window. Det. Sgt. Reggie Brooks of the LAPD is in love with Laura, as is real estate agent Scott Goodsell, who has asked her to marry him, but murder doesn't seem a possibility: Laura has quit her job and gone east to see her relatives. Or has she? Alert readers will suspect there's more going on than meets the eye, and further plot complications prove both serpentine and sanguinary. As in her previous novel, Francisco knows how to turn the screws: the adroit plotting and additional fillip at the end are sufficiently compelling to qualify this as one of the year's best mysteries.
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