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#10 in series: Returning to Elmhurst many years after his involuntary departure, to attend a civic reception in his honour, Sir Rufus Seward had ignored the maxim that 'going back' is not always wise. Summoned after Seward's body is found, a wood chisel protruding from its back, Dl Joe Rafferty receives a panicky call from his younger brother, Mickey, who fears he is in the frame for Seward's murder. Strangely, given his loathing of the dead man, Mickey had received an invitation to the reception. Keen to confront the bully who made his youth a

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A Thrust to the Vitals

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#10 in series: Returning to Elmhurst many years after his involuntary departure, to attend a civic reception in his honour, Sir Rufus Seward had ignored the maxim that 'going back' is not always wise. Summoned after Seward's body is found, a wood chisel protruding from its back, Dl Joe Rafferty receives a panicky call from his younger brother, Mickey, who fears he is in the frame for Seward's murder. Strangely, given his loathing of the dead man, Mickey had received an invitation to the reception. Keen to confront the bully who made his youth a misery, Mickey found his tormentor's body, and fled the scene. Rafferty, aware that his brother hated Seward, and that Mickey, a carpenter by trade, has three pointers to guilt -- the means, the motive and the opportunity -- finds himself torn between protecting his family and finding the real killer.

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Returning to Elmhurst many years after his involuntary departure, Sir Rufus Seward doesn't get the chance to make amends for the past: hes promptly murdered with a wood chisel. Rafferty and Llewellyn are on the case, but when Raffertys younger brother is in the frame for the murder, Rafferty finds himself torn between protecting his family and finding the real killer...

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045149631
  • Publisher: Geraldine Evans
  • Publication date: 7/12/2013
  • Series: Rafferty and Llewellyn Cozy Procedurals , #8
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 514,969
  • File size: 271 KB

Meet the Author

'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.'
KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW FOR DYING FOR YOU #6 in Rafferty series

'Clever plotting and polished prose make for a cracking good British police procedural.' BOOKLIST
ON BLOOD ON THE BONES #9 in Rafferty series

DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 in her 15-strong Rafferty procedural series, is currently on FREE offer.
'This often comic tale sharpens the appetite for more.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ON DEAD BEFORE MORNING

'Evans' humour seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR US ON DEAD BEFORE MORNING

Geraldine Evans is the traditionally-published British author of eighteen novels and, since turning indie in 2010, she has also independently published two more novels and four non-fiction, as well as bringing out her backlist as ebooks.

Her publishers include Macmillan, St Martin's Press (US), Worldwide (US pb), Isis Soundings (audio), Severn House (HB, PB AND LP, US and UK) and F A Thorpe (large print).

Geraldine has been writing since her twenties and published since her thirties. She decided to turn indie in 2010 after nearly twenty years as a traditionally-published author.

Although originally a Londoner, Geraldine moved to a market town in Norfolk (UK) in 2000.

Her interests include growing plants from cuttings and seeds, painting portraits, mostly of her unwilling 'volunteered', family, and learning keyboards with a very patient tutor.

The author writes romance novels under the pen name Maria Meredith and New Age Non-Fiction under the pen name Gennifer Dooley-Hart.

Website/Blog: http://geraldineevansbooks.com

Here is a list of Geraldine Evans' published novels:

Rafferty and Llewellyn procedural series
Dead Before Morning #1 ebook and print
Down Among the Dead Men #2 ebook and print
Death Line #3 ebook and print
The Hanging Tree #4 ebook and print
Absolute Poison #5 ebook and print
Dying For You #6 ebook and print
Bad Blood #7 ebook and print
Love Lies Bleeding #8 ebook and print
Blood on the Bones #9 ebook, print and audio
A Thrust to the Vitals #10 ebook, print and audio
Death Dues #11 ebook and print
All the Lonely People #12 print and audio only. ebook sometime in Summer 2014
Death Dance #13 ebook, print and audio
Deadly Reunion #14 ebook, print and audio
Kith and Kill #15 ebook and print

Casey and Catt procedural series
Up in Flames #1 ebook and print
A Killing Karma #2 ebook and print

Standalones
Reluctant Queen: historical novel about King Henry VIII's Little Sister ebook and print

The Egg Factory: contemporary women's fiction set in the infertility industry ebook only

Land of Dreams, romance, print only, generally unavailable

HERE ARE SOME REVIEWS FOR GERALDINE'S BOOKS:

DYING FOR YOU #6 RAFFERTY PROCEDURAL SERIES
'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.'
KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW FOR DYING FOR YOU #6 in Rafferty series

'It's bad enough being suspected of a double murder, worse still when it's your alter ego being pursued and it's the pits when you are the policeman in charge of supposedly catching yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed Dying For You, the sixth in the series. A lot of humour is injected in Rafferty's narrative. He's got himself in an impossible situation and one wonders what can go wrong next. I savoured this book and I'm keen to read the rest in the series asap.' EUROCRIME

'A fun read for the mystery lover who enjoys tales with a twist. A cleverly plotted tale. Enjoy.' MURDER AND MAYHEM BOOKCLUB

KITH AND KILL #15
‘Wonderful series. Fantastic books. They have terrific characters and interesting plots.’ AUTHOR, GAIL FARRELLY

DEADLY REUNION #14
'This is another excellent entry in this marvellous series. The characters spring off the page. The dialogue is sparkling, great interplay between the two detectives, and the mystery is intriguing to the end.’ EUROCRIME

BLOOD ON THE BONES #9
'Clever plotting and polished prose make for a cracking good British police procedural.' BOOKLIST

ABSOLUTE POISON #5
‘Well, this was a real find. Geraldine Evans knows how to make a character leap off the pages at you.’ LIZZIE HAYES, MYSTERY PEOPLE

‘An ingeniously constructed plot, deft dialogue, well-drawn characters, and a few humorous touches, make this an enjoyably intriguing read.’ EMILY MELTON, BOOKLIST

DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1
'This often comic tale sharpens the appetite for more.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'Evans' humour seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR US

BAD BLOOD #7
'A spirited mix of detection, family drama and social commentary.' KIRKUS REVIEWS

LOVE LIES BLEEDING #8
'This cleverly-plotted tale has plenty of humour. It's another page-turner from Geraldine Evans and is crime writing at its best. A must for all lovers of the genre.' MYSTERY PEOPLE

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