Dying in the Dark

Dying in the Dark

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
Valerie Wilson Wesley’s Tamara Hayle mystery series featuring Newark, New Jersey’s number one private investigator are loved for their smart, sexy protagonist who “has a way with a wisecrack that is positively lethal” (Washington Post). Now in Dying in the Dark, Hayle is entrenched in a sinister investigation that will demand her best detective work yet.

Tamara Hayle’s past has come back to haunt her–literally. She’s been plagued by terrifying dreams about Celia Jones, an old friend whose walk on the wild side led her to a horrible death. Celia’s teenage son, Cecil, begs Tamara to find his mother’s killer . . . only to end up dead himself, stabbed through the heart.

The search for Celia and her son’s killer pulls Tamara deep into her friend’s troubled love life, where everyone adored her but somebody held a murderous  grudge. There’s her bullying thug of an ex-husband; a handsome ex-lover who woos Tamara with charm and lies; and an angry, jealous woman who claims that Celia broke her heart. And those were just the obvious people with axes to grind.

Despite her better judgment and the admonitions of the police department, Tamara refuses to back away from the mystery surrounding her old friend’s death and the tragedy that met her son. All clues lead to the past Tamara shared with Celia Jones, and Tamara fears that that past will threaten her own son. But she uncovers more than she bargained for–and unearths secrets someone would kill to keep in the shadows.

Baker & Taylor
Haunted by the brual murder of her childhood friend, Celia Jones, successful private detective Tamara Hayle agrees to investigate the crime and uncover the killer at the request of Celia's teenage son, but the case becomes complicated by the death of Celia's son. By the author of When Death Comes Stealing. 17,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Tamara Hayle's past has come back to haunt her - literally. She's been plagued by terrifying dreams about Celia Jones, an old friend whose walk on the wild side led her to a horrible death. Celia's teenage son, Cecil, begs Tamara to find his mother's killer...only to end up dead himself, stabbed through the heart.
The search for the killer pulls Tamara deep into her friend's troubled love life, rife with potentially murderous grudges. There's Celia's bullying thug of an ex-husband; a handsome former lover who woos Tamara with charm and lies; and an angry, jealous woman who claims that Celia broke her heart. And those are just the obvious supects.
Despite her better judgment and the admonitions of the police department, Tamara refuses to back away from the mystery surrounding Celia's and Cecil's deaths. All clues lead to the past Tamara and Celia shared, and Tamara fears that that past will threaten her own son. As she investigates, she uncovers more than she bargained for - unearthing secrets someone would kill to keep in the shadows.

Baker
& Taylor

Haunted by the brutal murder of her childhood friend, Celia Jones, private detective Tamara Hayle agrees to investigate the crime and uncover the killer at the request of Celia's teenage son, but the case becomes complicated by his death.

Publisher: New York : One World Ballantine Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780345468062
0345468066
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WES
Characteristics: 222 p. ;,24 cm.

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