Title: Murder Suicide: A Novel (Frank Clevenger)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press July 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0312323891 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 007014
Synopsis: The only forensic psychiatrist writing suspense, Keith Ablow is being hailed as the heir to Thomas Harris.
Keith Ablow's novels delve deep into that dark and deadly place that Ablow, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists, knows best: the psyche of a killer. Ablow has explored the catacombs of the criminal mind to find out what makes them tick, and he brings that expertise to his new novel, a chilling and emotionally compelling story of the lengths to which one man will go to leave his own life behind.
In Murder Suicide, Ablow and his alter-ego, Dr. Frank Clevenger, return to take on a murder case like no other. John Snow is a brilliant inventor who has made millions from his genius in aeronautics. He has everything a man could desire: wealth, family, even a beautiful mistress. But he also has a brain disease, a rare form of epilepsy, that threatens his most valuable possession -- his mind. Only one doctor may be able to cure it surgically, but at a terrible cost, one that Snow reveals to no one: Snow will have no memory whatsoever of his past - of its emotional entanglements or its secrets. He will be abandoning everyone he has ever known. But the night before he is scheduled to undergo the operation, he is found near the Massachusetts General Hospital, dead of a gunshot wound. Did he commit suicide, as the police suspect - or was he murdered?
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger delves into Snow's complex past and tortured relationships to unlock the identity of Snow's killer: Was it the wife who can never forgive what he's done to their child and their marriage, the son who loathes him, the beautiful mistress who loves him so deeply but can never have him, or the business partner intent on taking control of his inventions?
Only Frank Clevenger can unlock the door to Snow's startling past. And only Keith Ablow can take readers even further into the mind of a killer.
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Praise for Keith Ablow:
"You can see why Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris."
- Entertainment Weekly
"Ablow is king of the psychological thriller... the pages will singe your hands."
--Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island
"Psychiatrist Frank Clevinger is a hero with heart and soul and brains."
--Janet Evanovich, author of To the Nines
"Ablow's got the instincts of a Zen Thomas Harris."
"A VERY FINE WRITER."
"No one burrows into the darkest recesses of the human heart as deeply as Keith Ablow.
--Tess Gerritsen, author of The Surgeon
"Keith Ablow's setting is the darkest of all - the twists and and turns of the human mind."
--Harlan Coben, author of Gone For Good
Praise for Psychopath:
"A superior read."
"Dr. Frank Clevenger, forensic psychiatrist and (somewhat reluctant) crime-solver, is quickly becoming one of the genre's most intriguing protagonists...a strange and hypnotic thriller...fascinating."
"A tour de force. Ablow is not satisfied with the superficial. He digs deep to create complex characters."
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