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A beautiful corpse. #2 / Christi Daugherty.

Daugherty, Christi, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library M DAU (Text) 33500013032826 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library M DAU (Text) 33500013032834 New Checked out 06/10/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250148872
  • ISBN: 1250148871
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain. For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all. With its antebellum houses and ancient oak trees draped in a veil of Spanish moss, Savannah's graceful downtown is famous around the world. When a woman is killed in the heart of that affluent district, the shock is felt throughout the city. But for crime reporter Harper McClain, this story is personal. The corpse has a familiar face. Only twenty-four years old, Naomi Scott was just getting started. A law student, tending bar to make ends meet, she wanted to change the world. Instead, her life ended in the dead of night at the hands of an unseen gunman. There are no witnesses to the crime. The police have three suspects: Scott's boyfriend, who has a criminal past he claims he's put behind him, her boss, who stalked another young bartender two years ago, and the district attorney's son, who Naomi dated until their relationship ended in acrimony. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer? With the whole city demanding answers, Harper unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy. But the pressures on her go beyond the murder. The newspaper is facing more layoffs. Her boss fears both their jobs are on the line. And Harper begins to realize that someone is watching her every move. Someone familiar and very dangerous. Someone who told her to run before it's too late...
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    The Savannah, Georgia, police are motivated to solve the murder of law student Naomi Scott as soon as possible: the crime occurred in an area heavily populated by tourists, and tourism is the lifeblood of the city. There are three suspects: Naomi's boyfriend, her boss at the bar where she worked, and the man who had harassed and stalked her. The stalker is the favorite of police beat reporter Harper McClain, who's covering the case for the Savannah News, but the stalker is the son of the district attorney and has what seems an airtight alibi. With layoffs at the struggling newspaper in the offing, Harper knows her reports on the murder could be crucial in protecting her job. She has other worries, too: there's the very skilled person who's breaking into her house and car, and there's the disquieting fact that ex-lover Detective Luke Walker has reappeared in her life. Harper was introduced in The Echo Killing (2018), and, while there's enough backstory here to give new readers their sea legs, a better plan would be to start this increasingly captivating series at the beginning. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

As a newspaper reporter, Christi Daugherty covered her first murder at the age of 22. There would be many more over the subsequent years when she worked as a journalist in cities including Savannah, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Now a novelist, she lives in the south of England. She is the author of The Echo Killing and A Beautiful Corpse.

Subject: Women journalists > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Criminal investigation > Fiction.
Intimate partner violence > Fiction.
Criminal investigation.
Intimate partner violence.
Murder > Investigation.
Women journalists.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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