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The Resource A grave talent, Laurie R. King

A grave talent, Laurie R. King

Label
A grave talent
Title
A grave talent
Statement of responsibility
Laurie R. King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This gripping debut of the Kate Martinelli mystery series won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery, generating wide critical acclaim and moving Laurie R. King into the upper tier of the genre. As A Grave Talent begins, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A string of shocking murders has occurred, each victim an innocent child. For Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop who's less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, it's going to be a difficult case. Then the detectives receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd, close-knit colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's greatest painter of women, a man, as it turns out, with a sinister secret. For behind the brushes and canvases also stands a notorious felon once convicted of strangling a little girl. What really happened on that day of savage violence eighteen years ago? To bring a murderer to justice, Kate must delve into the artist's dark past--even if she knows it means losing everything she holds dear
Member of
Summary
Assigned, along with her new partner, to investigate the murders of three little girls, homicide detective Casey Martinelli closes in on a colony of mismatched people living in the wooded hills near San Francisco
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 1994.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038203
Cataloging source
OWU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Laurie R
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I4813
LC item number
G7 1995
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Kate Martinelli mystery series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women painters
  • Policewomen
  • Female offenders
Target audience
adult
Label
A grave talent, Laurie R. King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780553573992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 32868832
  • (OCoLC)32868832
Label
A grave talent, Laurie R. King
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780553573992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 32868832
  • (OCoLC)32868832

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