Dead End [NOOK Book]

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When headmistress Abigail Kirby's corpse is discovered in the woods, police are shocked to learn that her tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Then, shortly after a witness comes forward, he is blinded and murdered. With mangled bodies appearing at an alarming rate, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel must race against time to find the killer before he claims his next victim …

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Overview

When headmistress Abigail Kirby's corpse is discovered in the woods, police are shocked to learn that her tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Then, shortly after a witness comes forward, he is blinded and murdered. With mangled bodies appearing at an alarming rate, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel must race against time to find the killer before he claims his next victim …

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"This book could be used as a textbook on how to write a mystery novel"  —Miami Books Examiner.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062325631
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Geraldine Steel Series , #3
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 17,355
  • File size: 612 KB

Meet the Author

Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Another Steel Success!

    Dead End - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds - Desserts

    Abigail's head hurt. She was afraid something was wrong with her eyes. She couldn't see anything. A heavy weight was pressing down on her chest. She fought against a feeling of nausea, and tried to turn her head but couldn't. "Hello," she croaked. No answer. She was alone in the darkness. "Hello," she called again. Her throat hurt and there was a strange smell. By now Abigail had realized she was in hospital, coming around from an operation. Nurses of all people should have known better than to leave her lying on her back. There was a risk she might choke to death if she were sick. She seemed to lie there for hours, drifting in and out of consciousness. "Hello," she called again. "Is anyone there? Please?" The light dazzled her "Am I in hospital?" she asked. Her voice sounded far away. "Are you a doctor?" "Hello, Mrs. Kirby. Mrs. Abigail Kirby." The man smiled. "How are you feeling?" He held up a syringe. Clear liquid glistened on the tip of the needle. The man leaned forward, his head framed by an aura of white light.

    Those would be some of Abigail Kirby's last words. Her body would be found later in the woody part of the park with her tongue missing. Abigail left a daughter Lucy, a son Ben, a husband Matthew and a world of questions for Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel and Detective Sergeant Ian Peterson to sort through and find the answers. When another victim is found later with his eyes missing, the two detectives are still baffled and without answers. What they think might be their one and only clue comes when Lucy disappears in what the family believes to be a runaway but turns out to be a bit more. But still the clues are bleak. Will they find Lucy before something really bad happens to her? Will there be other murders with missing body parts before the killer is found and stopped? Good questions and the answers won't reveal themselves until the end.

    As with Road Closed, Author Leigh Russell kept me guessing. She gave the clues but I ignored them until the end finding myself not believing the ending as the true killer was finally revealed. Just as Jeffery Deaver said Leigh Russell has 'A brilliant talent in the thriller field.' A very enjoyable book.

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    Posted April 10, 2014

    Territory

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    A fast paced mystery filled with revenge and ghastly murders. Ma

    A fast paced mystery filled with revenge and ghastly murders. Makes one truly wonder about the tangled web one weaves throughout
    his or her day and how those decisions could have far reaching implications. Even though this is part of a series it is also an excellent
    stand alone read.

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