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Shadows: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013


    Hello? Applestar?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Training Grounds:Clearing #4

    This is where the apprentice will learn to fight in a 'normal' flat area. This is where the basics are taught.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2006

    Another Hit for Edna

    I read Cold Case Squad and all the same characters are in Shadows and both books are fantastic. The characters are well developed, the plot is exciting and the writing style is smooth and enjoyable. Edna Buchanan is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2005

    The Lady can write!

    I look forward to reading anything that Ms. Buchanan writes. This novel was no exception. A fine mystery.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific police procedural

    In Miami preservationist Kiki Courtelis visits the police department¿s Cold Case Squad to investigate the murder of 1950s city Mayor Pierce Nolan in front of his home in 1961. Kiki informs the cops that if they fail to act, the most famous unsolved case in the state will remain that way forever because developers have bulldozers ready to tear down Nolan¿s home the Shadows. She also admits that the Cold Case Squad is her last hope to save the elegant but abandoned 1920s style house from progress. Sergeant Burch reluctantly leads his team on a search of the premises, but is stunned when they find a box containing the remains of seven babies that died four decades ago. DNA testing proves that Pierce sired none of the infants.--- While much of the squad is morbidly fascinated with the infanticide, Police Officer Sam Stone works a more personal cold case, the murders of his parents in 1987. He is astonished to learn that the cop Ray Glover, who informed him and his grandmother that his parents were murdered, died not long afterward in an accident.--- Mindful in positive ways of Ed McBain¿s 87th Precinct, the two prime subplot cases never intersect yet both grips the audience for differing reasons. Readers like most of the cold case squad and the city will be ghoulishly mesmerized by the murders of the former mayor and the babies; on the other hand the audience and the city will empathize with Sam¿s need for closure as his inquiries lead towards a conspiratorial cover-up by Miamians, but who and why appears just out of reach. Edna Buchanan writes a terrific police procedural.--- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted May 1, 2011

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