Dead by Midnight (Dead by Trilogy, Book 1; Griffin Powell, by Beverly Barton

By Beverly Barton

In Murder...

The final sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock extraordinary twelve and a killer's taunting phrases. And his loss of life is simply the 1st. one after the other, sufferers are stalked and shot at shut diversity. merely the killer is aware their sins, and who stands out as the subsequent to die at midnight...

And In Life...

In the 10 years due to the fact that her Hollywood occupation imploded, Lorie Hammonds has outfitted a very good lifestyles in her Alabama homeland. while the 1st dying chance arrives, she assumes it's a comic story. Then she will get a moment observe. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has shunned Lorie for the reason that she lower back to Dunmore, but if investigators discover her connection to a string of modern murders, he's drawn right into a case that's terrifyingly personal.

Timing Is Everything

With each homicide, the killer edges nearer. quickly Lorie's stands out as the final identify left on his checklist. Her basically desire is to unearth a perilous secret—before the clock runs out for good...

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By Beverly Barton

In Murder...

The final sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock extraordinary twelve and a killer's taunting phrases. And his loss of life is simply the 1st. one after the other, sufferers are stalked and shot at shut diversity. merely the killer is aware their sins, and who stands out as the subsequent to die at midnight...

And In Life...

In the 10 years due to the fact that her Hollywood occupation imploded, Lorie Hammonds has outfitted a very good lifestyles in her Alabama homeland. while the 1st dying chance arrives, she assumes it's a comic story. Then she will get a moment observe. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has shunned Lorie for the reason that she lower back to Dunmore, but if investigators discover her connection to a string of modern murders, he's drawn right into a case that's terrifyingly personal.

Timing Is Everything

With each homicide, the killer edges nearer. quickly Lorie's stands out as the final identify left on his checklist. Her basically desire is to unearth a perilous secret—before the clock runs out for good...

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As she looked toward her new neighbor’s place, Claire finished eating her apple. She shook her head as she walked to her workroom. ” At seven o’clock in the morning, the sound of a chain saw ripped through Montana’s rural countryside and into Claire’s quiet home. Outside her workroom, the morning was gray and cold; a few snowflakes swirled around her window. A recent warm wind, a “chinook,” had melted late April’s layer of snow, leaving only pale patches amid the small valley’s brown weeds. Box elder trees and a big oak separated Claire’s AT THE EDGE | 23 home from the neighboring small white house, but the trees and the brush did not buffer the chain saw’s annoying sound.

Her threads— metallic, polyester, rayon, embroidery—waited for her to choose them, almost like eager children, waiting to play. Near her rack of threads, a tray of beads caught the dim light from the window, and, drawn to the glittering colors, Claire picked up a handful. Resting in the palm of her hand, the beads caught her, and she studied them, an idea for a new handbag brewing in her mind. But the ruby beads trickled through her fi ngers back into the tray. Claire frowned slightly because the beads reminded her of drops of blood.

I thought you might like my aunt’s china tea set . . she liked having tea with you. ” He was still surprised, and grateful for the small tribute Claire had paid at Christmastime when others couldn’t be bothered to attend Eunice’s funeral. For all his aunt’s donations to charities, the times she had helped her church, few had attended the ceremony, and that nettled Neil. But then, his own brother hadn’t attended either. “I’d love to have your aunt’s tea set, something to remember her by. Thank you.

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