Single and nearing forty, SFPD inspector Meg McCafferty longs for a loving, committed relationship, but lately only finds temporary comfort with her "euphemistic" boyfriends, Ernest and Julio Gallo. Unfortunately, up to now McCafferty has found little or no comfort in any relationships, personal or otherwise.
When the cell phone rings at 2:15 am she instinctively senses this isn't a social call; more to the point, business however macabre as usual--another routine homicide that seems anything but.
San Francisco State University freshman Sarah Sinclair is found brutally murdered in her dorm room and a cold-blooded predator eludes authorities. So far the evidence remains sketchy; a torn page from an old dictionary and the name of a respected educator scribbled on a tiny sheet of paper.
Short of a conviction, McCafferty hopes for a miracle. After all, it's still Monday.
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When college freshman Sarah Sinclair is found murdered in her dorm room, SFPD inspector Meg McCafferty and her partner Mitch Harris are promptly summoned to the grisly scene. Upon arrival, they discover a note that reads: Professor Monroe, 7 pm and a missing page from a dictionary with the word academic circled in bright red ink. With Professor Marshall Monroe as their primary person of interest, Meg and Mitch set off to uncover the truth. But the plot only thickens as Monroe¿s soon-to-be ex-wife enters the scene, and Meg is thrown into an unfamiliar world where good and evil collide and no one appears to be what he seems¿ With a strong cast of characters and a heart-pounding plot, Bailey leads readers through the streets of San Francisco straight into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Definition Murder is a gripping novel that will surely satisfy any mystery fan.