When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. "She's senile," Cameron is warned. "It's not a real murder."
Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady's "girl" was a call girl who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.
Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is looking for answers to the murder of a childhood friend, a sheriff deputy whose cruiser is found at the bottom of a lake. The deputy had disappeared almost 20 years ago while privately investigating the murder of a local prostitute.
It doesn't take long for the Lovers in Crime to put their cases together to reveal a long-kept secret that some believe is worth killing to keep undercover.
©2014 Terri Lynn Zaleski (P)2017 Terri Lynn Zaleski
I'm delighted that Audible has added more of Ms Carr's books. My favorite authors have either stopped writing or are writing fewer books. E.Peters, J.Garwood, Davidson Mott, Krentz/Quick, etc. This book as well as her other books have 'meat' and humor. Hopefully, her past books missing from Audible will be filled in. Thanks for a terrific book!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Cop Cameron Gates and prosecutor Joshua Thornton are the Lovers in Crime in this second novel in the series. It is better than the first as Thornton's five young adult children join the series. Author Lauren Carr writes a multiple murder mystery with some wonderful characters; my favorite character is an old lady named Dolly, niece of Al Capone and ex-madame of a house of prostitution. Real Murder is a superb police procedural with an excellent plot and a strong family of characters!
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