The Mummy Murder

The Mummy Murder

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by A. J. Brooks
     
 
Murders, circa 1969, weren't solved by sophisticated forensics; cops who were committed and cunning made cases.

Labyrinth City is reeling from the impact of the biggest murder case in its history. A banker's maid is found dead in his residence. No one thinks murder until Ralph Kaliszac finds a shell casing.

While Kaliszac tries to convince his new partner,

Overview

Murders, circa 1969, weren't solved by sophisticated forensics; cops who were committed and cunning made cases.

Labyrinth City is reeling from the impact of the biggest murder case in its history. A banker's maid is found dead in his residence. No one thinks murder until Ralph Kaliszac finds a shell casing.

While Kaliszac tries to convince his new partner, Isabella Corsi, to stay away from the big case, she finds a clue in an old file that points to buried secrets from the past, secrets that connect her directly to the most vicious killer the small city has ever known.

Now the two are in the middle of two of the biggest investigations in the department's history. One is an ongoing bureaucratic mess that is taking its toll on everyone involved. The other is more personal, drawing Kaliszac and Corsi into an intimacy neither predicted, and both are ill equipped to handle.

As evidence mounts they have to make a decision. Do they play by the rules, allowing a killer to remain free, or do they dispense justice with their own hands?

The end of their investigation takes them into territory so twisted that neither survives unscathed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595315284
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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The Mummy Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every written word made me want more. To say I liked it is an understatement. I would have to say, it was one of the best books I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The people in this story seem real. They are flawed, with personal problems they must cope with as they practice the art of criminal investigation. When their feelings catch them off guard, they must handle their work, and their personal lives. They are both better at working than living. I loved reading the book. The dialogue and action drives the tale. The scene is set well, and the ambiance of southwest Florida is vivid. I finished the book with a better sense of the real danger of police work, that which threatens the hearts and minds of the men and women who do the job. Parts of the story are funny, some are sexy, and some gave me goose bumps. The best cop story I¿ve read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellently written fiction based on actual murder cases. The ending left me yearning for more. I hope this author writes a sequel soon. This story would make a great movie if Hollywood ever picks it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a retired police sergeant and I was impressed with the way the book was written. I understand this is the authors first book and he did an excellent job and it was hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read the author's A SNAKE AROUND THE MOON, and could only hope this one was as good. It was better! As a Florida cop myself, I can tell when an author really has police experience and when he is faking it. Alan is the real deal, and you 'feel' it when reading his novels. This one kept my interest from beginning to end, and I can't wait until his next one comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was hooked after the opening pages. The Mummy Murder was a book I hated putting down, and didn't want to end. The cops, Kaliszac and Corsi, are real people, and the way they work and relate to each other sounded like all the cops I know. The story is so real I got goosebumps. A great new book by a promising new author.