The Money Kill

By Katia Lief
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780062096975, 338pp.)

Publication Date: March 2013

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Description

Former New York City police detectives-turned-Brooklyn private investigators Karin Schaeffer and her husband Mac survived when brutal terror invaded their lives more than once. Now the offer of thirty thousand dollars for one day's work in London, followed by a family vacation in an exotic locale, seems too good to be true. And then they discover that it is.

Putting Mac's investigations into the alleged marital infidelities of billionaire Godfrey Millerhausenon hold, the family finds paradise in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Butthe holiday turns dark and terrible when the children vanish. Suddenly Karin and Mac must unravel a deadly web first spun when wronged wife Cathy Millerhausen walked into their world--as they discover firsthand the true evil of big money: how far it reaches, what it buys . . . whoit kills.




About the Author

Born in France to American parents, Katia Lief moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in Massachusetts and New York. She teaches fiction writing as a part-time faculty member at the New School in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, two cats, and several fish.




Praise For The Money Kill

“Count on Katia Lief for gripping, twist-filled psychological suspense.”
-Wendy Corsi Staub, NYT bestselling author

“Katia Lief skillfully weaves a complex tale of an emotionally scarred central character, nail-biting suspense, and a diabolical killer that will grip you until the very last page. I can’t wait for the next Detective Karin Schaeffer thriller.”
-Richard Montanari on YOU ARE NEXT

“Author Katia Lief takes her readers on a whirlwind ride, overflowing with mystery layered upon mystery, ending in an unusual but gratifying finale. Readers will want to read more of this talented writer’s work.”
-New York Journal of Books

“Lief pens a diabolically brilliant story and takes us on an amazing, wild ride.”
-Terri Ann Armstrong author of Morning Menace and Executive Editor for Suspense Magazine

“Powerful, provocative, and pulsating with verve. Karin Schaeffer is both complex and compelling, one of the strongest female figures in contemporary crime fiction-and her absolute strength of will is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”
-John Valeri, Hartford Books Examiner

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