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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library M LIT (Text) 33500013181672 New Checked out 02/03/2020
Hawley Public Library M LIT (Text) 33500013181680 New Available -
Hallock Public Library LIT (Text) 35500006261109 New Checked out 02/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250178329
  • ISBN: 1250178320
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
Sequel to: Lost Lake.
Summary, etc.:
An enthralling, atmospheric new novel from the author of acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe. It's Halloween night in Cedar Valley. During the town's annual festival, Detective Gemma Monroe takes a break from trick or treating with her family to visit an old family friend, retired Judge Caleb Montgomery, at his law office. To Gemma's surprise, Caleb seems worried--haunted, even--and confides in her that he's been receiving anonymous threats. Shortly after, as Gemma strolls back to her car, an explosion at Caleb's office shatters the night. Reeling from the shock, Gemma and her team begin eliminating suspects and motives, but more keep appearing in their place, and soon another man is killed. Her investigation takes her from a chilling encounter with a convicted murderer at the Belle Vista Penitentiary, to the gilded rooms of the renovated Shotgun Playhouse, where Shakespeare's cursed play Macbeth is set to open in a few weeks. Yet most disturbing of all is when Gemma realizes that similar murders have happened before. There is a copycat killer at play, and if Gemma can't stop him, he'll carry out his final, deadly act.
It's Halloween night in Cedar Valley, and Detective Gemma Monroe takes a break from trick or treating with her family to visit retired Judge Caleb Montgomery at his law office. Montgomery confides that he's been receiving anonymous threats. As Gemma strolls back to her car, an explosion at Caleb's office shatters the night. Gemma and her team begin eliminating suspects and motives, but when another man is killed her investigation makes Gemma realize that similar murders have happened before. There is a copycat killer at play, and if Gemma can't stop him, he'll carry out his final, deadly act. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Cedar Valley, Colorado, is changing—mining operations have reopened in a nearby town, and the long-shuttered theater has been renovated and is building up to a performance of Macbeth. On Halloween night, the good times are brought to a halt when, shortly after Detective Gemma Monroe and her family call at his house, a judge is killed when his car explodes. Monroe is devastated but must get on with an investigation that frustratingly offers many distractions that must be chased down. The judge received threatening letters, perhaps from a criminal he put away.The judge was separated from his wife, a fact that Gemma only learns after the killing, prompting an alternative theory: Is there a jealous lover out there? Or is the crime related to frightening acts of vandalism at the theater? Fans of Littlejohn's mysteries (including Lost Lake, 2018) will settle into this familiar blend of smart sleuthing and realistic portrayals of Monroe's home life. Recommend Littlejohn to those who enjoy Lisa Gardner's novels. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

EMILY LITTLEJOHN was born and raised in Southern California. A former librarian, she now spends her time writing, raising a family, and working in city government in the Denver metro area. Inherit the Bones was her acclaimed debut novel in the Gemma Monroe series, which also includes Lost Lake and Shatter the Night.

Subject: Monroe, Gemma (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women detectives > Colorado > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Colorado > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Murder > Investigation.
Women detectives.
Colorado.
Women detectives > Fiction.
Homicide > Fiction.
Colorado > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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