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Fiction, Literature

Last Known Victim epub ebook

by Erica Spindler

Last Known Victim epub ebook

Author: Erica Spindler
Category: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Mira Books; paperback / softback edition (2007)
Pages: 1 pages
ISBN: 0778301621
ISBN13: 978-0778301622
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 962
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I dedicate this book to the city of New Orleans: To her beauty and grace. As they closed in on the victim, the smell of death strengthened.

I dedicate this book to the city of New Orleans: To her beauty and grace. Her history, diversity and color. Despite the heat, Patti’s hands were cold as ice. It appears the back of his head was bashed in by a heavy object, the major continued.

Author: Erica Spindler. For police captain Patti O’Shea, the discovery of a dead body is shocking, but part of the job. A dead body with the right hand severed is disturbing. But when a corpse is discovered with the police badge of her murdered husband, she is pushed over the edge. Driven by revenge, and working outside the law, Patti vows to track the monster responsible. But as the killings continue, it becomes clear that she is not the hunter – but the hunted.

The young woman hadn’t been at all happy about it and had made a scene. Enough of one, in fact, that they’d had to cuff her to get her into the cruiser ght off or if it would take a . . Enough of one, in fact, that they’d had to cuff her to get her into the cruiser ght off or if it would take a moment or two. Either way, she figured it’d be ugly. She took a deep breath, then opened the door and stepped into the interrogation room. At the sound, Yvette stopping pacing and swung to face her. Hello, Yvette, she said. The young woman’s expression transformed from angry to confused. Brandi? Detective Killian.

For police captain Patti O’Shea, the discovery of a dead body is shocking, but part of the job.

Thirty-something Alex Owens knows very little about her childhood or who she really is, her only family an absent, emotionally fragile mother. Thirty-something Alex Owens knows very little about her childhood or who she really is, her only family an absent, emotionally fragile mother. But when an infant's remains are unearthed in her hometown in back-country California, Alex suddenly realises that she has a connection to the case.

Erica Spindler Last Known Victim I dedicate this book to the city of New Orleans: To her beauty and grace. To the strength and joie de vivre of her people. Laissez les bon temps rouler! PART I 1 New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:00 . The gods were watching over New Orleans. How else could this historic city built below sea level, this beautiful jewel set in a swamp, have survived? Survival. I dedicate this book to the city of New Orleans: To her beauty and grace.

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Spindler was raised in Rockford, Illinois. She lives with her husband, an advertisement executive, and their two sons in New Orleans, Louisiana. Last Known Victim (2007). Spindler had planned on becoming an artist, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Delta State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in the visual arts. In June 1982, while she was in bed with a cold, she picked up a romance novel for relief from daytime television. She was immediately hooked and soon decided to try to write one herself.

Last Known Victim book. This book was great, I really liked it. Erica Spindler's books are full of suspense and really hard to put down. May 28, 2015 Arah rated it really liked it.

Last Known Victim - Erica Spindler.

August 2005. Amid death and destruction, hurricane-savaged New Orleans has a new dark force to fear. As the rescue efforts unfold, a grisly discovery is made at one of the massive refrigerator 'graveyards.' One of these metal hulks contains six human hands--all female, all right hands. The press has dubbed the unknown perpetrator 'The Handyman.' But with no way to trace the origin of this refrigerator, and with evidence lost to time and the elements, the case dead-ends. Captain Patti O'shay is a straight-arrow, by-the-book cop who is assigned to the case. Her tough, unflinching character is fractured when her husband and fellow police captain is found murdered--surprised by looters taking advantage of the post-storm chaos. August 2007Patti, still grieving and disillusioned, gets a call from homicide: skeletal remains have been unearthed in City Park. The unknown victim-- a female--is missing her right hand. But for Patti, this grave holds something even more shocking. Found beside the victim's bones is her husband's police badge. Casting aside the very 'rule book' by which she has lived her life, Patti is fearless--but so is the killer. As he stalks her she is forced to question all she believes in, to doubt the code she has lived by--because she knows that if she doesn't find The Handyman first, she will become his last known victim.
Reviews (7)
Silvermaster
This was actually a pretty good book with an interesting assemblage of characters and a plot that wasn’t necessarily your classic serial killer/police procedural. It was enjoyable to read and the author did a reasonably good job off building suspense. That said, nothing about it warranted a rating higher than 3.5 stars. Once you’ve read a superbly-written police procedural where a diverse cast of well-drawn, believable characters pursues a serial killer, whose character is equally well-drawn, through a very intricate plot, only then will you have read a novel that earned a rating of 4.5 - 5 stars and will be able to easily discern the difference between those novels and novels such as this one. I’m not saying that I won’t buy or read another book by this author, but I will have very realistic expectations about its nature and quality.

Skilkancar
Erica Spindler is in my top ten favorite/must read authors for a reason. She has more than proved herself as a talented, page turning author. Her characters are solid and interesting. Her facts are more realistic than a lot of books in the same genre. In LKV, Patti O'Shay, a captain in the New Orleans police department is out to find her husband's killer. The first clues come from an abandoned refridgerator left in Katrina's aftermath. One of my three suspects eventually became unmasked as the killer. This isn't a bad stat. I like to be kept guessing, and Spindler suceeds in that again here. I hate having to wait a year each time for a new Spindler book. If you haven't read any books by this author, I recommend you pick up some of the older ones first. Work your way through them to this one! Last Known Victim isn't a five star book like most of her others, but it still is way above the norm.

Bolanim
I like 's Spindler

I like Ms Spindler' s novels about the Malone "brood" very much. The characters are finely developed and it's been fun getting to know them. I come from a big mostly Irish family, too, so I understand the dynamic. I love Captain O'Shay/Aunt Patti so much! She is on a rollercoaster of emotions in this book and her two families, the Malone clan and the NOPD need to be there to help her catch a serial killer in post-Katrina New Orleans. I liked this book very much, except for one thing: it ended too abruptly - it made me feel like I do when I'm watching a terrific episode of a favorite TV show and it gets near the end, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat, and this appears on the screen: To Be Continued. Except for that small issue, I give Last Known Victim four stars. Thank you, Ms Spindler for sharing your talent with us.

Umge
I liked th book however, I gave it a four star rating because it started off so slow,and continued to "drag" on until half way through the book. The story was well written and the characters were likable, however, the author could have made several changes to the beginning of the book.

Malakelv
As with all her books it was worth reading.

Knights from Bernin
I enjoyed this book as I do all of Erica Spindlers books. All her books are hard to put down. This one takes place post Katrina. Patti O'Shay is still searching for the murderer of her husband. Both being police officers it does seem odd that she can work on a case so close to her but nevertheless the book moves at a fast pace and keeps you reading through the night. Great Book!

doesnt Do You
I always enjoy Erica Spindler's books, although this wasn't her in top form.

Having read the previous books with the Malone family, I was familiar with them -- but it's been awhile, and once the whole family got involved in the storyline, I started getting really confused about who was who. I can't imagine someone who was reading this as their first book about the family was able to keep up with everyone. I also thought the murderer's identity was obvious, although their reasons why were a little convoluted.

The book also could've been about 100 pages shorter and still been good. It seemed a lot of pages were taken up with explanations of policies and procedures which could've been condensed and given us the same information.

I'm from New Orleans and Erica always nails it. Edge of your seat!! Never disappoints ! Couldn't put down????????????

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