Slip of the Knife

Slip of the Knife

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
When an ex-boyfriend and fellow journalist is found murdered, reporter Paddy Meehan is shocked to learn that the victim has left her his home, where she discovers suitcases filled with incriminating notes.

Blackwell North Amer
Paddy Meehan thinks she might at last have it all: an apartment, a plum job as a leading newspaper columnist, and a large box of cookies to call her own.
But a relaxed Saturday night in front of the TV is disrupted when two policemen knock on her door. Smiling sympathetically, they inform her that someone close to her has died. She prepares herself for the worst - and is staggered when they tell her who it is.
Terry Hewitt has been found naked in a ditch, executed with a shot through the head. He was her first lover and her hero, the sort of journalist she always aspired to be. But they had a terrible falling-out and Paddy has not seen Terry in six months, making Paddy's next discovery all the more startling: Terry has left her everything in his will - a house, boxes of notebooks, and a very particular folder.
What was Terry trying to tell her? As Paddy begins her investigation into his murder, she realizes that if the secret he was about to expose was worth killing for, she and those closest to her are in terrible danger.

Hachette Book Group
A brilliant new thriller featuring Paddy Meehan, one of the most praised heroines since Temperance Brennan, from "a rising star in the world of crime fiction" (Laura Miller, Salon).


Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder--as a reporter she lives at crime scenes--but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help--she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry's murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important--and dangerous--story of her career.

Baker
& Taylor

When an ex-boyfriend and fellow journalist is found murdered, reporter Paddy Meehan is shocked to learn that the victim has left her his home, where she discovers suitcases filled with incriminating notes. By the author of The Dead Hour. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9780316015585
031601558X
Branch Call Number: Mystery Min
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Mina, Denise Last breath

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