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Too Many Murders

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By (author) Colleen McCullough

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  • Publisher: Harper
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 178mm x 28mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 11 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007271867
  • ISBN 13: 9780007271863
  • Sales rank: 100,384

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The thrilling new novel from the author of The Thorn Birds One day, one city, twelve murders. The year is 1967 and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, chief of detectives Carmine Delmonico walks into the prestigious Chubb University halls to be greeted by a limp corpse clamped in a bear trap, all traces of life drained from it. And this is just the beginning. Twelve murders have taken place in one day and suddenly Carmine has more pressing matters on his hands than finding a name for his newborn son. Supported by his detective sergeants, and new team member -- the meticulous Delia Carstairs -- Delmonico embarks on what look likes an unsolvable mystery. All the murders are different. Are they dealing with one killer or many? And if twelve murders were not enough, Carmine soon finds himself pitted against the mysterious spy, Ulysses -- who is giving local arms giant Cornucopia's military secrets to the Russians. Are the murders and espionage different cases, or are they somehow linked?

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Colleen McCullough, a neuroscientist by training, worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into 10 years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, 'Tim' was published in New York, followed by 'The Thorn Birds' in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the Masters of Rome series. She lives in Norfolk Island, with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.

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Praise for Colleen McCullough: 'Very much in the tradition of P.D. James!McCullough is a tremendous storyteller.' The Times 'Compelling, passionate and gritty.' She 'McCullough piles on the drama.' Daily Mail 'Absorbing.' Sunday Telegraph 'Probes the depths of the human heart in a haunting, multi-layered novel.' Good Book Guide 'This experienced writer knows how to grab attention and keep it.' Literary Review