St. Martins Press-3pl, Paperback, 9780312290313, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 9, 2003
A long-distance call from a Texas city on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister it's her birthday, too, they were born exactly ten years apart has died in a car bomb explosion. It's the chief of police calling Felicity Dill worked for him; she was a homicide detective. Dill is there that night, the beginning of his dogged search for her killer. What he finds is no surprise to him, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do but it's a real surprise to the reader. As Newsday said when the novel was first published, "One sure thing about Ross Thomas's novels: A reader won't get bored waiting for the action to start.
Ross is professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
“America’s best storyteller.”—The New York Times Book Review
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