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All the pretty girls

by Ellison, J. T.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Summary


When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene--the prior victim's severed hand.

Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close to this story she really is--or what it will cost her.

As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth--the purest evil is born of private lies.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this tame debut, the body of a young girl discovered by the side of a Nashville highway puts homicide detective Taylor Jackson and her lowdown boyfriend, FBI Agent John Baldwin, on the trail of the Southern Strangler, a playful, brutal killer who likes to carry his victims across state lines before murdering them and removing their hands. Before long, however, Taylor's reassigned to the suspicious death of a prominent TV personality, leaving John struggling to keep ahead of the Strangler's mounting body count. Meanwhile, Taylor is still recovering from a near-fatal neck injury earned in her last case and worrying over her own demons-not the least of which is John's threat to marry her. The real victim is Ellison's plot, strangled by slow pacing, egregious subplots (a serial rapist, a crooked officer, a pregnancy scare) and a cliched cast of characters: the shady Southern belle, the veteran detective pushed over the edge, the evil genius who stays a step ahead of everyone-even the appealing Taylor strikes a numbingly familiar tough-yet-vulnerable pose. Though a climactic showdown injects some much-needed excitement, readers may have a hard time getting there. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Taylor Jackson mystery
#1 - All the pretty girls
#2 - 14
#3 - Judas kiss
#4 - The Cold room
#5 - The Immortals
#6 - So close the hand of death
#7 - Where all the dead lie
#8 - Field of graves
Subjects Serial murderers -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Fiction.
Police -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Fiction.
Criminal profilers -- Fiction.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Publisher Don Mills, Ont. :MIRA,2007
Language English
Description 411 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN 9780778324430
0778324435
9780778320937
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