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Nine Murder Mysteries

Nine Murder Mysteries

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Longueur: 2,226 pages35 heures

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The following nine full-length novels, which were published separately between 2009-2019, are included in this anthology. What follows are brief descriptions of these novels.

Blood and Blackmail: Did Justine Evans murder the man who raped and tortured her daughter? The physical evidence at the scene tends to implicate her, but her boyfriend provides the police with an interesting alibi.

The Murder of Marabeth Waters: The midnight murder of a prostitute appears to be an easy case to solve. But in this dark and satirical tale, a drunken, sex-starved detective becomes ensnared in a web of his own making.

Destroyed by Malice: Barker Drule, the world’s most famous novelist, is gunned down in his driveway in this mocking tale of the modern best seller. The police are convinced that Barker was murdered by a member of his family, but was the murderer one of his two angry daughters, his drug-addicted son, or his very cranky father?

The Real Meaning of Life: Patrick Devlan, who has published a number of murder mysteries, becomes entangled in a real-life murder mystery. Neurotic and somewhat chauvinistic, Patrick skitters around on the edge of events as Nick, his best friend and roommate, is arrested and convicted of murdering his girlfriend. But it isn’t really clear who murdered her, and when Nick is sentenced to death, Patrick’s world begins to fall apart.

Hallucinations: A mysterious death at a party where numerous people attempt to drink themselves into oblivion leads to a tale of twisted love and broken dreams. The victim’s wife is suspected of poisoning her husband, especially since the poison was found in her purse, but the detective investigating the case can’t work up any enthusiasm towards charging her with the murder. Eventually, the solution to the crime comes from a most unusual juxtaposition of competing animosities.

The Fatality Game: A series of bizarre, almost humorous break-ins that take place in a wealthy neighborhood becomes the ominous prelude to something much more sinister. It isn’t long before someone is murdered, but it is only when a second victim appears that a number of clues begin to point towards a person that no one investigating the case had ever suspected.

The Road Map to the Universe: An exceptionally devious and intricate tale begins when a husband is convicted of murdering his wife. But later, an informant with a dubious past convinces the police that the murder was committed by the father’s son. Two trials of the son ensue and even when the jury in the second trial comes back with its verdict, the outcome is still not clear. Because, amazingly, during the polling of the jury after the verdict has been read, no less than three jurors change their verdicts. What could possibly have compelled them to do that??

The Murder of Nora Winters: On Christmas morning, Nora Winters is found shot to death in her bedroom. The previous evening, she had been talking about suicide, and since she was shot in the head at very close range, her family initially assumed that she took her own life. However, the police quickly discover that the gun that killed her is fifteen feet away from where her body was found. The detective investigating the case is baffled because after thoroughly examining the room where Nora Winters died, he is unable to discover any way that the murderer could have left the room. The door was bolted shut from the inside, the windows are all locked, and there are no secret panels in the room. So this murder becomes a classic locked-room mystery, and the real challenge for the reader is to discover how the murderer left the room without leaving a trace.

Some Things Are Sweeter Than God: A female public defender runs into some obvious moral dilemmas when she defends a man who is accused of the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend. However, it is an unseen moral dilemma that eventually catches up to this highly competitive lawyer and brings her worl

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Nine Murder Mysteries

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Nine Murder Mysteries

Longueur: 2,226 pages35 heures

Description

The following nine full-length novels, which were published separately between 2009-2019, are included in this anthology. What follows are brief descriptions of these novels.

Blood and Blackmail: Did Justine Evans murder the man who raped and tortured her daughter? The physical evidence at the scene tends to implicate her, but her boyfriend provides the police with an interesting alibi.

The Murder of Marabeth Waters: The midnight murder of a prostitute appears to be an easy case to solve. But in this dark and satirical tale, a drunken, sex-starved detective becomes ensnared in a web of his own making.

Destroyed by Malice: Barker Drule, the world’s most famous novelist, is gunned down in his driveway in this mocking tale of the modern best seller. The police are convinced that Barker was murdered by a member of his family, but was the murderer one of his two angry daughters, his drug-addicted son, or his very cranky father?

The Real Meaning of Life: Patrick Devlan, who has published a number of murder mysteries, becomes entangled in a real-life murder mystery. Neurotic and somewhat chauvinistic, Patrick skitters around on the edge of events as Nick, his best friend and roommate, is arrested and convicted of murdering his girlfriend. But it isn’t really clear who murdered her, and when Nick is sentenced to death, Patrick’s world begins to fall apart.

Hallucinations: A mysterious death at a party where numerous people attempt to drink themselves into oblivion leads to a tale of twisted love and broken dreams. The victim’s wife is suspected of poisoning her husband, especially since the poison was found in her purse, but the detective investigating the case can’t work up any enthusiasm towards charging her with the murder. Eventually, the solution to the crime comes from a most unusual juxtaposition of competing animosities.

The Fatality Game: A series of bizarre, almost humorous break-ins that take place in a wealthy neighborhood becomes the ominous prelude to something much more sinister. It isn’t long before someone is murdered, but it is only when a second victim appears that a number of clues begin to point towards a person that no one investigating the case had ever suspected.

The Road Map to the Universe: An exceptionally devious and intricate tale begins when a husband is convicted of murdering his wife. But later, an informant with a dubious past convinces the police that the murder was committed by the father’s son. Two trials of the son ensue and even when the jury in the second trial comes back with its verdict, the outcome is still not clear. Because, amazingly, during the polling of the jury after the verdict has been read, no less than three jurors change their verdicts. What could possibly have compelled them to do that??

The Murder of Nora Winters: On Christmas morning, Nora Winters is found shot to death in her bedroom. The previous evening, she had been talking about suicide, and since she was shot in the head at very close range, her family initially assumed that she took her own life. However, the police quickly discover that the gun that killed her is fifteen feet away from where her body was found. The detective investigating the case is baffled because after thoroughly examining the room where Nora Winters died, he is unable to discover any way that the murderer could have left the room. The door was bolted shut from the inside, the windows are all locked, and there are no secret panels in the room. So this murder becomes a classic locked-room mystery, and the real challenge for the reader is to discover how the murderer left the room without leaving a trace.

Some Things Are Sweeter Than God: A female public defender runs into some obvious moral dilemmas when she defends a man who is accused of the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend. However, it is an unseen moral dilemma that eventually catches up to this highly competitive lawyer and brings her worl

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