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Covington Branch KM KERLE J (Text) 33126012188375 KY Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 052594821X (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2004.
Subject: Ryder, Carson (Fictitious character) Fiction
Brothers Fiction
Psychopaths Fiction
Serial murders Fiction
Police Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2004 Februray #1
    Kerley hits it big with his debut, having sold both film rights and multiple foreign rights. As the bodies pile up in Mobile, AL, a young police detective must seek advice from the only psychopath he knows-his imprisoned brother. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2004 April #2
    Kerley's sterling debut introduces Carson Ryder, a homicide detective in Mobile, AL. He and his partner, Harry Nautilus, a black man with a "rhyming affliction," are assigned to a unit that investigates murders displaying psychopathological tendencies. They are quickly put to the test when several decapitated victims turn up with cryptic messages written on their bodies. An alcoholic female pathologist and an obstructive police captain bucking to become a deputy chief complicate the proceedings. What no one knows is that Carson had help solving the case that got him his job. His intuitive brilliance is derived, in part, from the insights of his deranged older brother, who has been locked up for killing their abusive father and the five women who raised them. This is a pitch-perfect psychological thriller, notable for its wit, depth of characterization, gripping plot, highly effective backstories, and the richness of the world portrayed. Highly recommended for all public libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/04; with a $100,000 marketing campaign planned, clearly the publisher has high hopes for this book.-Ed.]-Ronnie H. Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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