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Life Without Parole: A Kate Conway Mystery

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    this author writes cozy mysteries about quilters. this is not a

    this author writes cozy mysteries about quilters. this is not a cozy, but it is a mystery. it is a bit darker and edgier than the cozies, but not overdone in that area. kate conway is a free-lance producer. she takes on the job of interviewing inmates doing life without parole, thus the name of the story. at the same time she is doing a story on a new restaurant from the construction to the opening. one of the investors is murdered. this story follows two different venues and yet they intertwined and is an excellent read. had a hard time putting it down. no way will you figure the ending....guaranteed! do not miss it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    This is a great series. Start with Missing Persons, for sure, bu

    This is a great series. Start with Missing Persons, for sure, but this one is even better than the first. I hear there's a third in the works. Can't stand how long it will be before I get to read it.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

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    We first met Kate Conway, free lance television producer in Miss

    We first met Kate Conway, free lance television producer in Missing Persons, her soon to be ex-husband was killed and she was the prime suspect. Of course, she didn't do it.

    In Life Without Parole Kate is actually a little bored as her life returns to "normal". Then she is offered two new jobs. One is a documentary about prison inmates sentenced to life without parole and the other is a reality show about a new restaurant.

    She accepts both jobs and works out a schedule. Things go awry when one of the investor's in the restaurants is murdered. Then become even poor intense as she digs deeper in to the minds of the prisoners. Can what she learns from these death row killers help her solve the murder mystery?

    Dollycas's Thoughts
    I adore the way Clare O'Donohue writes. These stories are of the edge of your seat variety, face paced, exciting and can't put down.

    Kate Conway knows her job and she does it well. She gets in the heads of both the investors and the prisoners. There are a lot of mind games happening here giving this story some unexpected psychological elements.

    Clare O'Donohue is writing what she knows as she has worked in television. Her experience helps draw some awesome characters and plausible plots. The dialogue rings true as do the relationships, even the most unlikely friendship between Kate and Vera. In my review of Missing Persons I said I felt like I was watching a television drama and almost forgot I was reading a book. The same is true in this installment.

    Kate Conway continues to develop at a perfect pace. With her chosen profession the material for future stories is endless. That makes this reader very happy.

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