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Something evil comes, A.J. Cross

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Something evil comes
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Something evil comes
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A.J. Cross
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eng
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Dr Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are baffled as to motive when the body of a young man is discovered. When a body is discovered locked inside a church crypt, its throat torn out, the victim's identity is quickly established as 20-year-old Matthew Flynn, son of one of the city's leading entrepreneurs, who disappeared a year earlier. For forensic psychologist Kate Hanson, the evidence reveals careful planning but also loss of control. It makes no sense. Nor can she and her team agree as to motive. Is it drugs? Money? Sex? The only thing that's clear is that Matthew Flynn had been keeping secrets from his family and friends. Then Kate discovers that another young man is missing. And the case takes a disturbing new twist ..
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  • Psychologist Kate Hanson teaches at a British university but also consults for the Unsolved Crime Unit of the local police. This time a body found in the crypt at St. Bartholomew’s church turns out to be that of 20-year-old Matthew Flynn, who’d been missing for more than a year. When the Flynn family is notified of Matthew’s death, Matthew’s father and brother seem almost unaffected, although his mother is deeply distressed. Frustrated, Kate and the UCU team delve deeper into the case, ultimately unlocking a well-hidden secret and a web of deceit and jealousy. Solid mystery fare for readers who favor traditional British crime stories. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 11/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 6, p28)
  • In British author Cross’s engrossing fourth mystery featuring forensic psychologist Kate Hanson (after A Little Death), Kate, who consults for the city of Birmingham’s Unsolved Crime Unit, looks into the murder of 20-year-old Matthew Flynn, who went missing a year earlier. An examination of the remains, which were found in the crypt of an isolated church, reveals that the young man’s throat was ripped out. Interviews with his friends, family, and colleagues suggest that Matthew was a pleasant, kind, and dependable person. Why, then, was he so gruesomely murdered? For Kate, why is always the most important question. Why was there no blood on the victim’s scarf? Why did his parents not know he had a tattoo? Kate is a fully realized character who’s a pleasure to observe. Cross, herself a forensic psychologist, provides an intriguing fair-play puzzle, with an abundant set of plausible suspects and possible motives—sex, drugs, money, and jealousy, to name a few. This is a highly satisfying mystery. Agent: Camilla Wray, Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency (U.K.). (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/16/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 42, p)
  • A forensic psychologist looks beyond the physical evidence to solve a grisly murder.<br><br>Kate Hanson (<i>A Little Death</i>, 2017, etc.) trains her university students to search for patterns in a crime: logical chains linking the traces killers leave behind to their methods and motives. But the evidence at the scene of Matthew Flynn's murder defies logic. What kind of instrument could have left such a jagged hole in his throat? Why was his body stuffed in a sarcophagus in the crypt of St. Bartholomew's Church? The details of Matthew's life shed scant new light on the young man's death. His connection to his wealthy family is remote, and his roommates seem barely to know him. Father Anton Delaney of St. Bart's has no idea why the young man might have wandered into his crypt or why his killer might have hidden his body there. Matthew's history reveals that he was cautioned by the police at age 15 for using drugs. A co-worker at a local coffee shop where he worked mentions a girlfriend named Honey. But how do drugs and sex—two classic motives for murder—link up with crypts and sarcophagi? As Kate struggles to understand the death of this seemingly rootless young man, her challenges raising a gifted teen daughter and her growing attraction to Lt. Joseph Corrigan reveal an appealingly tentative side to her dogged sense of mission.<br><br>Cross continues to refine her heroine, giving her the persistence to unravel ever knottier skeins.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2017)
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Cross, A. J.
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Series statement
A Dr Kate Hanson cold case
Series volume
0004
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  • Forensic psychologists
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder
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Something evil comes, A.J. Cross
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000060835925
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23 cm.
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First world edition.
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232 pages
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9780727887399
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)985074901
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Something evil comes, A.J. Cross
Publication
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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000060835925
Dimensions
23 cm.
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First world edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780727887399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)985074901

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