Crime for Christmas

Crime for Christmas

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0745190707
  • 9780745190709

Review Text

It's business as usual at the Glendale Police Department - with Delia Riordan, O'Connet, Varallo, and the rest handling routine hit-and-runs, jewelry store heists, and minor drug-dealing. There's also some of the not-so-routine: a series of home robberies of senior citizens, all with the same M.O., but with nothing to link the victims (even though their names are apparently known to the robbers). Plus: the disappearance of 60-ish, wealthy Lila Finch (dead or kidnapped?); the silent stabbing-to-death, in the local library, of pretty, quiet high-school student Nadine Parker; and the brutal killing, along with her dog and cat, of harmless old Mrs. Phelps. More of the same, then - with lots of familiar recyclings from the plot-file, lots of neat solutions, and lots of old-fashioned attitudes (animals are lovable, homosexuals are expendable) in the Egan/Shannon vein. (Kirkus Reviews)
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