Bloodlines (Irene Kelly Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Jan Burke

Pocket Star, 9780743444552, 637pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006



Edgar(R) Award winner Jan Burke continues her USA Today bestselling Irene Kelly series with a suspense-laced novel of buried secrets, old friends, and new dangers -- in "a brilliant exhibition of what the crime genre can offer" (The Baltimore Sun). Sweeping across decades, Burke masterfully unearths a cold case that is far from closed while introducing an intrepid novice reporter, Irene Kelly, learning the ropes from her mentor, Conn O'Connor. From the late fifties, when a bloodstained car is buried on a farm and a wealthy family disappears at sea . . . to the seventies, when Irene makes shocking connections and brashly tracks a killer from the past . . . to today, when new threats and deadly surprises are closing in on the veteran journalist and her husband, Frank Harriman, Bloodlines follows a fascinating labyrinth of lives, loves, sins, and secrets -- with the irrepressible Irene Kelly at its core.

Praise For Bloodlines (Irene Kelly Mysteries)

"An ambitious thriller . . . a sprawling tale of murder."

-- Texas Monthly

"Truly a masterwork . . . a spectacular achievement."

-- Mystery News

"An excellent series."

-- Chicago Tribune