Copycat

Copycat

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by Erica Spindler
     
 

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Five years ago, three young victims were found murdered, posed like little angels. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career— because she let the killer get away.

Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back.

But Kitt

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Overview

Five years ago, three young victims were found murdered, posed like little angels. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career— because she let the killer get away.

Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back.

But Kitt notices something different about this new rash of killings— a tiny variation that suggests a copycat killer may be re-creating the original 'perfect crimes.' Then the unthinkable happens. The Sleeping Angel Killer himself approaches Kitt with a bizarre offer: he will help her catch his copycat.

Kitt must decide whether to place her trust in a murderer—or risk falling victim to a fiend who has taken the art of the perfect murder to horrific new heights.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Sleeping Angel Killer provides the chilling focus to Spindler's 12th bloodcurdling romantic thriller (after Killer Takes All). Kitt Lundgren and Mary Catherine "M.C." Riggio of the Rockford, Ill., VCB (Violent Crimes Bureau) vow to catch a serial killer who sets the suffocated bodies of 10-year-old girls in their own beds, dressed like angels in frilly white nightgowns, hair spread out on their pillows and pink lip gloss applied postmortem to their mouths. Spindler's setting of a "meat-and-potatoes" Midwest town provides a fresh background for two believable and very cool investigators. Kitt, a recovering middle-aged alcoholic, tried and failed to catch the murderer five years earlier, during a 2001 killing spree, while her own child was dying of leukemia and her marriage was falling apart under the strain. Now, when eerily similar crimes recur, someone calls Kitt, identifying himself as the original killer and the new perp as just a copycat. M.C., an ambitious, distrustful newbie, is assigned to help Kitt with the investigation. The detectives must overcome their personal problems in order to catch the monsters, a task culminating in a breathless finale. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778324454
Publisher:
Mira
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
599,059
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.26(d)

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Meet the Author

Catching a summer cold changed Erica Spindler's life forever. Up until that fateful malady, Erica planned on being an artist. She had studied for that profession, earning both a BFA and MFA in the visual arts. Then in June of 1982, she stopped at a local drugstore to pick up cold tablets and tissues; the cashier dropped a free romance novel into her bag. She hadn't read a romance in years but once home, with nothing to do but sniffle and watch daytime TV, she picked that romance up—and was immediately hooked. For the next six months she read every romance she could get her hands on. Sometime during those months, she decided to try to write one herself. The moment she put pen to paper, Erica knew she had found her true calling. Since that day, Erica has published more than twenty novels. Her titles have been published all over the world and Red was turned into both a wildly popular graphic novel and daytime drama in Japan. Critics have dubbed her stories as "thrill-packed, page turners, white knuckle rides, and edge-of-your-seat whodunits" and The Times Picayune praised 2003's In Silence, calling it "Creepy and compelling; a real page turner." Erica is a USA TODAY, New York Times bestseller. In 2002, her novel Bone Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. An RWA honor roll member, she received a Kiss of Death award for her novel Forbidden Fruit and is a three-time RITA award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel Shocking Pink a Listen-Up award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998. Praised by booksellers as "The best suspense novel I've everread" and "A perfect 10 outof 10," Erica's 2004 release See Jane Die is the story of a woman who must face her darkest fears when her husband becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murders of two women. Erica and her husband—a man she describes as funny, handsome and way too sassy—met in art school and have been together ever since. They have two sons, born nine and a half years apart. Erica makes her home in the New Orleans area, although she originally hailed from Illinois. Erica came to her present home in much the same way she came to writing—fate intervened. She and her husband, then college students, traveled to New Orleans to see the King Tut exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Without advance tickets, they had a choice: wait in line all day or spend the day sightseeing. They chose the latter and fell head-over-heels in love with the city. Erica is currently at work on her next thriller for MIRA Books.

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Copycat 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
KristenH More than 1 year ago
This is a great suspense thriller about a serial copycat killer and how the two cases came together. Lots of drama and suspense to keep you guessing. She paired up a great team in the police between Kit and MC, while they're after the same killer. You really got an understanding of how Kit's world fell apart, with her marriage and job on the line, and for MC, who comes from a big Italian family, and finally finds out her true love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I couldn't put it down until the very end. I thought I had the killer picked, but the end blew me away! I think also being from Rockford helped a bit. A book placed in my hometown was a treat. A good read I think everyone should enjoy...
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This was another great book by this author. I finished this book in 2 days! I was very suprised at the ending. Who i thought was the copy cat and the SAK turned out to be someone totally different!
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Msmustang96 More than 1 year ago
Erica Spindler did it again. She wrote a book which kept me at the edge of my seat. I read this and wanted more.
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