An Irene Kelly Mystery

By Jan Burke

Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416596080, 528pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2009


Jan Burke’s Edgar Allen Poe award-winning Irene Kelly novel returns to Pocket Books in mass market.

For four long years, no one has known what became of Julia Sayre. On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene’s best efforts, until now only one person has known where to find Sayre: her killer. From death row, the brilliant and sadistic Nick Parrish wants life imprisonment in exchange for directing police to the isolated mountain grave where he buried Julia. But Nick Parrish’s deadly plan to regain his freedom is already in motion, and Irene will need all her courage and ingenuity to remain the reporter—not the victim—in tomorrow’s headlines.

About the Author

National bestseller Jan Burke is the author of a dozen novels and a collection of short stories. Among the awards her work has garnered are Mystery Writers of America's Edgar® for Best Novel, Malice Domestic's Agatha Award, Mystery Readers International's Macavity, and the RT Book Club's Best Contemporary Mystery. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project ( and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two dogs. Learn more about her at