No Such Thing

No Such Thing

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by Judi Coltman
     
 

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Newly divorced and ready to relaunch herself, Sydney Powell and her retired K9 move back to the city in which she grew up to write a book about the infamous underworld faction known as The Purple Gang. Having once lived in a house built and used by the Purple Gang to run liquor, Sydney takes the opportunity to rent the place, believing it will help her write the book.

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Newly divorced and ready to relaunch herself, Sydney Powell and her retired K9 move back to the city in which she grew up to write a book about the infamous underworld faction known as The Purple Gang. Having once lived in a house built and used by the Purple Gang to run liquor, Sydney takes the opportunity to rent the place, believing it will help her write the book.

Met with opposition from her psychotic mother and her long brooding brother, Jack, who believe the real story of the house is about ghosts, she begins to dig into the history. Her research yields very little about her intended subject instead pointing to an entirely different history tied to the death of young boy.

Peeling away the layers of legal paper, Sydney and Jack become acutely aware that the house hides secrets linked to not only the gruesome murder that rocked the state, but deeper, more disturbing events. The secrets, held hostage in the walls.

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In 1976/77, a serial killer stalked Oakland County, Michigan, abducting children and murdering them, leaving their bodies in public areas to be easily discovered. This story, while fiction, incorporates the real life elements of the series of killings and weaves them with several of the theories developed although the killer has never been found.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015778618
Publisher:
Judi Coltman
Publication date:
11/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Raised in an affluent suburb of Detroit, Judi Coltman grew up in a female heavy household with an urban sense of "normal." Coltman attended Michigan State University, majoring in Journalism until a professor requested she switch majors - "Apparently making a story better with added features isn't acceptable in the news world," Coltman laments. With a BA in English from Northern Illinois University, Coltman has written for local, regional and national publications.

Most recently, Coltman has been focusing on her true passion, delving into the realm or fiction. No Such Thing is Coltman's second novel, a suspense/thriller. Currently working on her next novel, Coltman is still writing a blog called, "My Life in a Nutshell," from where her humorous book material was born. Often compared to Erma Bombeck, Coltman sees the humor in the absurdity of everyday life and then tells anyone who will listen.

Judi Coltman and her husband split their time between northern Illinois and the California desert. Sometimes they even pass each other at the airport.

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MommaSaysRead More than 1 year ago
By Momma on March 23, 2013 No Such Thing Truly a thriller with a rough start, I nearly gave up when suddenly it picked up the pace. I was definitely getting frustrated with the laying of groundwork. I really felt like it was overkill, I kept saying to myself “I get it; mom went crazy in the basement, you felt bad because you were rich get on with it”. But then as if my pleading was heard the story really picked up the pace and ran off like a runaway train! This suspense chiller delivered in spite of the slow start. The horror of the actions taking place in the book really shook me to the bone. Then finding that this book is loosely based on actual events that took place in the seventies made the story even more chilling! The way the story unfolded was unexpected and I soon learned that this was so much more than your run-of-the-mill ghost story. If you have the desire to be sucked in completely, biting at your nails and snapping at the dog for wanting to be walked while you are reading – Buy this book! What does Momma Think? Momma gives No Such Thing by Judi Coltman 3 cookies.