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Bleeding Shame.
     

Bleeding Shame.

by Nora Black
 

A vicious killer, an improbable story, and a shattering scientific discovery, mingle to create a cocktail of deceptive intrigue. A bright young woman's death has been framed to look like an act of rage during a call-girl rendezvous. A tired, disillusioned cop, her only hope of redemption. Layer upon layer unfold to reveal a conniving conspiracy of global

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A vicious killer, an improbable story, and a shattering scientific discovery, mingle to create a cocktail of deceptive intrigue. A bright young woman's death has been framed to look like an act of rage during a call-girl rendezvous. A tired, disillusioned cop, her only hope of redemption. Layer upon layer unfold to reveal a conniving conspiracy of global proportions; a conjuring of convoluted wicked twists. Stacey Cornish has been murdered, and her killer has done very little to hide his identity. When the murderer's body washes up on the bank of a local river, Detective Frankie Harlow, is convinced that the man has also been murdered. Stacey was a biochemist working on a cure for cancer, perhaps her death had something to do with her research, rather than the frame-of-facts posed by the killers. Bleeding Shame is a compelling story that will grab you at the start, pull you along at a breathtaking pace, and shock you senseless with the questions it poses, and the answers it finds. Heart-wrenching, scary and sometimes humorous, it never fails to impress.

Review.
as an exercise in Chandler style writing this ranks high. I say Chandler because of your attention to detail. There are a lot of modern authors who think they can do hard-boiled; they have yet to read you. This is brilliant. I am an avid pulp fiction reader, some of the best writing has come from this genre. 'Doing Colfax' ring a bell. I bet it does. Those cool lines, delivered with an achingly acidic tone. 'We simply drank.... a lot, in silence.' You pay homage to the cliche, you name check it, I get it. You create your own, unless you have a photographic memory which I doubt. Like Chandler you are reticent to go overboard. It never goes into a pastiche or a caricature. It is simply, written and direct. Your command of punctuation is excellent. You make those marks like they are an improvement to your writing, and not because you have to do it. (If that makes sense) I am going to read this to the end and I will put it on my shelf when I have space and I will give you a flurry of stars. Thank you for making my night. Great work.

Jack Waters

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045177856
Publisher:
Nora Black
Publication date:
09/14/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
289 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I am a constant writer. I say writer because author sounds too grand for me. I say constant because it is the truth, I am either plotting, writing or dreaming about my characters. They are very real, in an imaginary way, to me. Their creation is, of course, the most demanding virtual necessity I have ever known--it is, however, a very pleasurable pursuit.

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