The Murder Code

The Murder Code

eBook - 2013
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A detective who believes in patterns and a serial killer obsessed with chaos try to break each other's codes in this thrilling crime novel from Steve Mosby.

Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks thinks he knows all about murder. However horrific the act, the reasons behind it are usually easy to explain. So when a woman is found bludgeoned to death, he suspects a crime of passion and focuses his attention on her possessive ex-husband. But when a second, similarly beaten, body is found, Hicks is forced to think again.

As more murders occur in quick succession, the inspector realizes he's dealing with a type of killer he's never faced before, one who does not follow his logic. Then the letters begin to arrive . . .

As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a culprit obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also his own troubled past. And to stop the killings, he'll have to confront the secret truth about himself.

Readers of crime fiction experts such as Jo Nesb#65533; and Karin Slaughter will relish discovering the author Ken Bruen calls "the most underrated mystery writer on both continents": winner of the Library Dagger of the Crime Writers' Association and author of I Know Who Did It and The Reckoning on Cane Hill , Steve Mosby .
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781480448346
1480448346
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 07, 2014

Slow to get going, perhaps due to a protagonist that came across as cool & distant. But hang in there. As the author gradually brings together all the separate stories, he becomes more interesting & the reason for his demeanour becomes clear. There are several candidates for the killer & their identity is a surprise.

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