The 7th Month (A Detective D. D. Warren Story) (A Penguin Special from Dutton)

The 7th Month (A Detective D. D. Warren Story) (A Penguin Special from Dutton)

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by Lisa Gardner
     
 

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In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes readers between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren.In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston. D.D. figures

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In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes readers between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren.In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston. D.D. figures she’ll be useful to someone for at least one night, serving as a police expert and making a little extra money in the bargain.It seems like a simple task—until the previous film consultant, a former Boston cop, is found beaten to death. Suddenly D.D.’s date with Hollywood gets serious. Extremely pregnant, on the trail of a killer, and surrounded by a hundred and four murder suspects in the middle of a graveyard, D.D. must quickly unravel a tangled web of lies. As another cast member is attacked, D.D. realizes that like it or not, her priorities have changed—and her last desperate hope is that she can catch a killer before she and her unborn baby face mortal danger.Packed with the suspenseful storytelling that has turned Gardner’s novels into New York Times bestsellers, The 7th Month reveals new insights into a beloved series heroine.Includes an exclusive early look at Catch Me, coming February 7, 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101572528
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
Detective D. D. Warren Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
81
Sales rank:
7,330
File size:
574 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story (An eSpecial from Dutton) 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 302 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I anxiously awaited a preorder of this book. Thinking it would be a read worthwhile. Have you ever read a book where everyone knows what happens during the first few pages? This book was only 61 pages and a 10 page preview of the authors next book. In 61 pages they found the killer, DD had a baby and everyone lived happily ever after. I feel cheated. Too bad for me.
ITISI More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE MOST INANE STORY I EVER READ. NORMALLY GARDNER WRITES AT LEAST AN EXCITING BOOK, BUT THIS WASN'T ONE OF THEM. I HAVE DELETED IT FROM MY HOOK SINCE I WOULD NEVER READ IT AGAIN AND I'M SORRY I WASTED MY TIME READING IT THE FIRST TIME....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fan if Lisa Gardner's stories , I was disappointed with this purchase. The story falls flat and the ending is contrived.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
Great Book with great characters. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY short book without time to develop plot much. Wish I would have realized it was so short before purchasing. Normally I love Lisa Gardner's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are expecting a great Lisa Gardner book this is not it. I'm sorry I wasted my time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
how are you going to give it a terrible rating because YOU failed to realize that it was a short story?! hellooooo, READ the INFO! "In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story..." i thought that was pretty self explanatory for everyone. apparently i give people too much credit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't realize book was so short! I enjoy Lisa Gardner's books, but this one did not really allow story to develope and then it was over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This e-book did EXACTLY what it was supposed to do. It completely bridged the gap between "Love you more" and "Catch Me" while bringing our beloved character Detective D.D. Warren into a new phase of her life. As with all of Lisa Gardner books, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
kaminjl More than 1 year ago
Sorry, not worth the 2.00
Avid_ReaderLL More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Good, quick mystery. Not sure what to make of the last line of the book though. Guess I'll have to wait for Catch Me to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Great short story! I really enjoyed this novella! Very good! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unusual setting; A pregnant female cop on duty. I would read more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
for a short story I liked it alot. to the point, suspenceful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one of those hard to put down novels enjoyed it very much kept my interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a novel
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Mysteries and Crime Thrillers More than 1 year ago
A Novella. Rating: 3.5. Being pregnant and in the 7th month, Sgt. Detective D.D. Warren find herself working behind a desk with paperwork and she isn’t that thrilled to be out of the action. On one such boring day an unexpected opportunity shows up and she has a chance to consult on a movie about police investigation details so that the actors who play cops would be believable and as accurate as possible. However, things turn out to be a bit more serious when the previous consultant, a retired policeman, is found killed; also the presence of an FBI agent as an actor is a surprise to Warren. Warren feels apprehension (that she doesn’t like to admit even to herself--be careful not to say that in her presence) thinking about the future and inevitably moving in with Alex, the father of her child, and worries how her new family will affect her career. There is humor in the book which is less observable in Lisa Gardner's other books. Within the story, between the chapters, there is advice on how to kill, choose a victim, and your weapon . . . and of course what to do with the body. Who knows what the future holds? So a must read for everyone, especially if killing, or getting inside the killer's head to catch one, is in your job description. Reviewed by MCT member Arnis K.
delronmac More than 1 year ago
Lisa Gardner writes outstanding books. I love her D.D. Warren books! One of my favorite female detectives. D.D. at her most delicate moments! Becoming a new mother, and making life changing decisions and STILL keeping active in her detective job! Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Gardner's books! Her mysteries are well written and never predictable. Although this is a short novella, it picks up with D.D. and Bobby D. right where it left off with the previous book. Don't let DD's pregnancy waddle fool you...she's up to the challenge of solving this latest crime! I also really enjoyed how Ms. Gardner expounded on the romance that was new in the last book. It gives a subtle - yet touching - insight into DD's mind - and heart. This is short but you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book!
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Vallynne More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down! From the start I was hooked. A short read but worth every word!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago