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Evidence of Murder: A Novel of Suspense
     

Evidence of Murder: A Novel of Suspense

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by Lisa Black
 

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Lisa Black, a former forensic scientist whose electrifying thrillers bear the indelible mark of authenticity, brings us Evidence of Murder—a riveting tale of crime and detection sure to enthrall fans of Patricia Cornwell and TV’s C.S.I. New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen calls Black’s new novel, “another tense

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Lisa Black, a former forensic scientist whose electrifying thrillers bear the indelible mark of authenticity, brings us Evidence of Murder—a riveting tale of crime and detection sure to enthrall fans of Patricia Cornwell and TV’s C.S.I. New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen calls Black’s new novel, “another tense and unputdownable thriller. She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around.” Evidence of Murder delivers that and more—as returning heroine, forensic investigator Theresa MacLean, looks into the death of a young mother that may have terrifying consequences for an innocent child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061937132
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Series:
Theresa MacLean Novels , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
44,424
File size:
463 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Black is the author of three previous thrillers featuring Theresa MacLean: Trail of Blood, Evidence of Murder, and Takeover. A latent fingerprint examiner and CSI in Florida and a former forensic scientist for the Cleveland coroner's office, she is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has testified in more than fifty homicide trials. A native of Cleveland, she lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Evidence of Murder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
soxxexquisite More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty good. Theresea ends up solving a murder when everyone else thought it was a suicide. It has alot of twists and turns and keeps you wanting more. The story is well written and is definately worth reading!
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
Please read Lisa Black's Takeover before reading Evidence of Murder or you won't understand the burden Theresa is overcoming. She gets through her depressing but necessary job with the medical examiner's office due to a characteristic that motivates countless divorced mothers: gumption...and the need to earn her daughter's upcoming college tuition. In the second book, she also adds grief motivated grit. Theresa's going through the motions and just isn't paying that much attention to crime scenes after her own headlong foray into a crime scene that cost her nearly everything. Then she handles 3 crime scenes that only bear a passing resemblance to each other - exposure to Cleveland's brutal weather... and everyone's readiness to write them off. At first, everyone around her is glad to see Theresa taking an interest in, well, anything, but when she seems to become obsessed with one of the crimes, the supposed suicide of an ex-escort who's also a new bride and mother, gladness turns to concern. Is she letting her grief color her findings...or is it sharpening her focus on a young husband who doesn't seem to exhibit a fraction of the pain Theresa is still suffering? As always, Lisa Black/Elizabeth Becka colors her story with the atmosphere of the surroundings and Cleveland's frozen winter is a major character in this mystery. We care about Theresa and her daughter...and wonder if she'll ever give hostage negotiator Chris Cavanaugh a break. But it's Theresa's never give up attitude that makes Evidence a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author! I will be reading more of her books. If you enjoy a really good mystery you will love this book. It was very well written. LMW
Lollypop99 More than 1 year ago
I am impressed with Lisa Black's writing style. Very thought provoking, edge-of-your-seat kind of balance. The author sees things from a different perspective and is able to transform that perspective into words. I'm looking forward to more books from her.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Eight months have passed since Cleveland forensic expert and single mom Theresa MacLean's fiancé Paul Cleary was killed during a bank robbery. She has tried to move on, but still grieves her loss and struggles at home and on the job. The murdered corpse of twenty-four year old former escort Jillian Perry is found in the nearby woods. Theresa's cousin homicide detective Frank asks her to help him on the investigation. She disagrees with the prevalent police theory that Jillian committed suicide. Instead Jillian had turned her life around and had every reason to live as she loved and cherished her five-month-old child and was a newlywed with an adoring husband, who along with a partner was about to make millions on a video game they invented. Soon after she joins the inquiry, a man steps forward claiming he is Jillian's boyfriend and files for custody of her baby. The sequel to TAKEOVER is a fabulous forensic investigative thriller as the murder case ironically brings Theresa back to life though she still mourns her loss. The police investigation is intelligent though it contains a high degree of implausibility. Still the audience will not care as readers will root for the heroine who brings sass and wit to the job. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall another good book in this series. Will move on to book #3 next. Love the characters.
MSGInf More than 1 year ago
Theresa is a smart medical examiner who was barely coasting along after a tragedy in her personal life. Then a case catches her interest so completely, she forgets her own problems and doggedly pursues a man, only she believes, is the killer of his wife. Of course the man who is extremely clever, smart, popular and "rich". You have to admire her persistence and use of forensics to prove murder, with nothing but her intuition to push her. I was caught up right away. Everyone involved believes the case a simple suicide. Without support, how is she going to manage. The ending was surprising, and very satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 3/4 of thisa was very slow. THERE WAS TO MUCH TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEP THE CASE AT HAND. The last 3 chapters were good, moving the case alone to a climax, without all the BS in the first part of book. I now know why it was so cheap. Her first book was quite good, this one bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written. Very scattered story line...do not recommend, hard to hold your interest .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book cant wait to read another one:
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develops the plot to the very end
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Loathsome heroine, ridiculous plot. Very bad indeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and gets even better towards the end.
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Great story! I couldn't put it downand will definately buy more books from this author; how refreshing to read a book this good with no profanity or graphic sex! Kudos to Lisa Black! Please give us more of Teresa!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great second book in the Theresa MacLean series. I shows her struggles. I definitely recommend reading this series in order.
bgeorge More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as I had read her first book in the series, Takeover. That one was better, more interesting keeping you on the edge of your seat. This book was okay, but nothing exciting. I don't think I'll buy the third one.
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sprinks More than 1 year ago
Will keep buying Lisa Black stories. I really enjoy the stories and think all will too.
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