Confession (Jenny Cain Series #9)

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Jenny Cain would never forget the hot Massachusetts summer day fate knocked at her door. Fate was a teenaged boy with rumpled clothes, a motorcycle, and a shocking but credible story: Jenny's husband, Geof, was his biological father. The boy, David Mayer, wasn't looking for an emotional reunion, but he did have an agenda. His parents — and he was quick to make the point that Geof was nothing to him — died earlier in the year, a murder/suicide according to the police. The cops were wrong, David said, and Geof was ...

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Jenny Cain would never forget the hot Massachusetts summer day fate knocked at her door. Fate was a teenaged boy with rumpled clothes, a motorcycle, and a shocking but credible story: Jenny's husband, Geof, was his biological father. The boy, David Mayer, wasn't looking for an emotional reunion, but he did have an agenda. His parents — and he was quick to make the point that Geof was nothing to him — died earlier in the year, a murder/suicide according to the police. The cops were wrong, David said, and Geof was a cop, and he owed it to David to prove that Ron Mayer did not kill his invalid wife and then himself.

As David lured Jenny and Geof to carefully placed clues, including two bizarre videotaped confessions of "sin," another murder was committed. And Jenny knew that no matter what the truth was about David Mayer's parents, her own life and marriage would be altered forever....

Jenny would never forget the day that fate brought the teenaged boy to her door, claiming that her husband, Geoff, was his biological father. The boy, David, wasn't looking for an emotional reunion, he had an agenda. His parents had died earlier that year--a supposed murder/suicide. But David doesn't believe it's true, and he wants Geoff, a cop, to prove it.

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Charles Champlin Los Angeles Times Book Review Nancy Pickard pushes at the presumed limits of [crime fiction]....The truth is sad, complicated and surprising, and Pickard offers fine insight to character and relationships.

Judith Kreiner Washington Times Fans of Nancy Pickard and her Jenny Cain character have reason to rejoice....Confession is her best effort to date.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Beginning with a nasty shock and ending with a nastier one, the ninth Jenny Cain mystery (after But I Wouldn't Want to Die There ) sets the plucky amateur sleuth from Port Frederick, Mass., on a complex, somewhat contrived, emotionally demanding course. One steaming August day, Jenny, recently resigned as director of a foundation, and her police lieutenant husband, Geof Bushfield, are visited at home by angry 17-year-old David Mayer, who announces that he is Geof's illegitimate son by Judy Mayer, a high school classmate of Geof's. The winter before, Judy, an invalid, had been killed by her husband Ron, who then committed suicide. David, foul-mouthed and hateful, demands that Geof reopen the case and prove the deaths were murders. Confessing to having had a one-night stand with Judy during high school, Geof readily, almost eagerly, accepts David's story; Jenny, however, is upset and skeptical. As the two of them investigate, dead animals appear around their house, and Dennis Clemmons, an ex-husband of Judy's, dies in suspicious circumstances. Judy proves to have been an expert, inveterate liar. The tension increases as videotapes--of Judy and Clemmons confessing to sins--lead Geof to a farm, a cult of flagellants and painful danger before the questions of young David's paternity--and Jenny's ambivalent responses--are finally put to rest. Author tour; Mystery Guild selection. (July)
Library Journal
The Agatha Award-winning author of Bum Steer and I.O.U. takes her turn at twisting a half-familiar plot line: a boy claiming to be the biological son of Massachusetts policeman Geof Bushfield turns up on his doorstep, asking that Bushfield investigate the murder/suicide of his parents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416587743
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Jenny Cain Series , #9
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 465,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Pickard has won numerous mystery awards for her short stories and novels, including an Anthony Award for Say No to Murder, a Macavity Award for Marriage Is Murder, and two Agatha Awards for Best Novel, for Bum Steer in 1990 and I.O.U in 1991. She was also nominated for an Edgar Award for I.O.U. A former reporter and editor, she is a past president of Sisters in Crime, the international association of mystery writers and fans. She lives in Kansas, where she is working on a new mystery to be published by Pocket Books.

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