Briarpatch (Google eBook)
A long-distance call from a Texas city on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister--it's her birthday, too, they were born exactly ten years apart--has died in a car bomb explosion. It's the chief of police calling--Felicity Dill worked for him; she was a homicide detective. Dill is there that night, the beginning of his dogged search for her killer. What he finds is no surprise to him, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do--but it's a real surprise to the reader. As Newsday said when the novel was first published, "One sure thing about Ross Thomas's novels: A reader won't get bored waiting for the action to start."
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Review: BriarpatchUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
Entertaining, suspenseful, and an Edgar winner. A car bomb blows a young homicide detective to bits. A thousand miles away, her brother Benjamin Dill learns of her death and travels to their Midwest ... Read full review
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