Devil Sent the Rain

Devil Sent the Rain : A Mystery

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Edgar-nominated and bestselling author Lisa Turner's hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark Southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite--and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death

The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.

Fresh from solving Memphis' most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney's death exposes illegal practices at her family's prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city's social world.

In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he's drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge--and eliminating the threat Billy poses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 20mm | 266g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062136216
  • 9780062136213
  • 1,760,140

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Edgar Nominee and Bestselling author Lisa Turner's hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite--and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death.

The heart can be an assassin. Homicide Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.

Fresh from solving Memphis's most sensational murder case, Billy and his ambitious new partner, Frankie Malone, are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high-society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney's death exposes illegal practices at her family's prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city's social world.

In a tale about the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he's drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge--and eliminating the threat Billy poses.
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Santeria voodoo, the civil rights movement and unexpected treachery propel Turner s story of new and old Memphis to a surprising conclusion. --RT Book Reviews on The Gone Dead Train"
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