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A talent for murder : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

A talent for murder : a novel / Peter Swanson.

Summary:

Martha Ratliff conceded long ago that she'd likely spend her life alone. She was fine with it, happy with her solo existence, stimulated by her job as an archival librarian, constantly surrounded by thought-provoking ideas and the books she loved. But then she met Alan, a charming and sweet-natured divorcee with a job that took him on the road for half the year. When he asked her to marry him, she said yes, even though he still felt a little bit like a stranger. A year in and the marriage was good, except for that strange blood streak on the back of one of his shirts he'd worn to a conference in Denver. Her curiosity turning to suspicion, Martha investigates the cities Alan visited over the past year and uncovers a disturbing pattern--five unsolved cases of murdered women. Is she married to a serial killer? Or could it merely be a coincidence? Unsure what to think, Martha contacts an old friend from graduate school for advice. Lily Kintner once helped Martha out of a jam with an abusive boyfriend and may have some insight. Intrigued, Lily offers to meet Alan to find out what kind of man he really is... but what Lily uncovers is more perplexing and wicked than they ever could have expected.-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063205031
  • ISBN: 0063205033
  • Physical Description: 255 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2024.
Subject: Librarians > Fiction.
Traveling sales personnel > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 18 of 50 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.

Holds

  • 8 current holds with 50 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marshall Public Library NEW THR SWA (Text) 33391000500741 NEW ADULT FICTION Available -


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