Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel (Sydney Brennan Mysteries, #1)

Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel (Sydney Brennan Mysteries, #1)

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by Judy K. Walker
     
 

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Why would a man hang himself twenty-four years after beating and choking his wife to death?

Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she’s hired to investigate a murderer’s prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife’s footsteps, does Sydney

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Why would a man hang himself twenty-four years after beating and choking his wife to death?

Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she’s hired to investigate a murderer’s prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife’s footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing the woman’s fate?

Back to Lazarus (384 pp.) introduces Sydney Brennan, a Florida private investigator with a knack for getting into trouble who doesn’t know when to quit. If you’re looking for a mystery with believable characters and “just enough humor to offset the dark,” click to buy and read Back to Lazarus for FREE today.

FROM BACK COVER:

When I was six years old, my father killed my mother. He beat and choked her to death. I'm told that he was found hanging from a homemade noose in his cell. I want to know why he waited so long to do it.

Sydney Brennan isn’t sure how to answer her client’s question, short of holding a séance, and the Tallahassee detective has some questions of her own. Why does Noel Thomas remember so little about her childhood? Why is she delving into her father’s suicide now? And, most importantly, why is Noel lying to her? 

Crisscrossing the Florida Panhandle to reconstruct the tragic Thomas family history, Sydney stumbles across a link between the decades-old violence and a present-day web of deceit and corruption. To understand the connection, Sydney must go Back to Lazarus, back to the town where Noel’s beautiful but troubled mother began her inevitable descent over twenty years ago. But by following in the footsteps of the murdered woman, does Sydney risk sharing her fate?

Rooted in bars and back roads and Panhandle prisons, forgotten towns and forgotten people, at its heart Back to Lazarus is about stories: the stories people tell us, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when we realize it’s all a lie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152283532
Publisher:
Judy K. Walker
Publication date:
07/11/2014
Series:
Sydney Brennan Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,077
File size:
725 KB

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Meet the Author

A recovering criminal attorney, Judy K. Walker has enough spare letters after her name (and student loan debt) to suggest that insatiable curiosity is something fictional private investigator Sydney Brennan inherited from her creator. Fortunately, Ms. Walker’s curiosity rarely involves murders. She writes from her home in Hawaii, where she is surrounded by husband, dogs, cat, and assorted geckos. If she's not tapping away at her computer, she hopes she's in her snorkel fins.

Find out more about Judy, and her PI Sydney Brennan, at www.judykwalker.com

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Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Read this book while on vacation. Excellent and i highly recommend it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop reading, will look for more by this author
Anonymous 2 days ago
The novel is well paced, the characters are alive, the dialogue pulls the reader forward. In other words, this is a good book:-)
Anonymous 5 days ago
Glad i found this author.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Good pace and well crafted plot
Anonymous 9 days ago
Loved it! Great read from start to finish.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Well written , very believable characters & plot. I hated to put it down at night but sleep, unfortunately is a human requirement. Can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous 11 days ago
Good story, great characters.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Excellent introduction to Sydney Brennan and her world. Great cast of characters and descriptive mood of the Florida Panhandle. Already purchased the next one.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Anonymous 17 days ago
From the first page i was hooked.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Nice PI mystery that kept my interest, had some nerve-wracking moments and occasionally made laugh out loud.
Anonymous 20 days ago
One of the best books I have read in a while! Funny,Serious and fast paced- I couldn't put it down. I will definitely read the whole series. Sydney is a woman after my own heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most down to earth books I've read in a long time...also, it is funny at times. Wonderful people and bad, bad guys. Recommend