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The beautiful dead

by Bauer, Belinda, 1962-

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Bauer
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  ABOCD Bauer
Crime reporter Eve Singer's career is on the downward slope when a spate of bizarre murders-each carefully orchestrated and advertised like performance art-begin in her territory. Covering these very public crimes revives her byline, and when the killer contacts Eve to discuss her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there's a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murder-possibly her own. A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very end, The Beautiful Dead cements Belinda Bauer's reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Award-winning novelist Bauer winner of the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger in the Library Award for outstanding body of work returns with the Bridget Jones-flavored tale of Eve Singer, a journalist struggling to nail a tough job while a younger, more glamorous wannabe nips at her heels. Adding to Singer's load is the care of her dad, who lives with her and suffers from dementia. Things don't look good, but Eve's luck turns, in a macabre way, when a serial killer decides that she should be his media contact. Singer and the police butt heads while pursuing an increasingly unhinged man who seems to relish the spotlight and who doesn't hesitate to draw the journalist into his exhibitionist antics. Readers who like police procedurals with a snarky, jaded onlooker on the side will enjoy this thriller, which is something between Tana French and Karin Slaughter and will work for readers who stay up late reading either of those authors.--Verma, Henrietta Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This is one exclusive that Eve Singer, an attractive iWitness News crime reporter, doesn't want, in this taut thriller from British author Bauer (The Shut Eye). While covering the stabbing of a young woman just feet from throngs of London Christmas shoppers, Eve catches the eye of the murderer, who decides she would be the perfect amanuensis to aid his grandiose series of gruesome "exhibitions." Bauer puts the sympathetic, conflicted Eve and the heart-tuggingly demented father for whom she is caring in escalating jeopardy, along with several memorable minor players, including Det. Sgt. Emily Aguda, whose small size leads people to underestimate her formidable skills (she's a black belt in kickboxing and Judo). Though less of the killer, who's pretty much a stock type, would have been more, readers will root for Bauer's spunky heroine on this suspenseful slay ride through a snow-globe London. Agent: Jane Gregory, Gregory & Company (U.K.). (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women journalists -- Fiction.
Crime and the press -- Fiction.
Psychopaths -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Reality television programs -- Fiction.
Stalking -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher Holland, Ohio :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Wincott, Andrew, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Andrew Wincott.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781520016887
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