Ninth Square

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Tom Doherty Associates, May 18, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
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When a man’s body is discovered in one of New Haven, Connecticut’s sleazier motels, it appears to be a simple case of a prostitute killing a john. A case that’s quick, clean, and easy—just what the police chief likes. But, as William Shute and his fellow detectives investigate, it becomes clear that appearances are deceiving. This case will be anything but quick and easy.

The pressure’s on to wrap it up before the arrival of the Sons of God, a large religious group that will soon descend 60,000-strong upon New Haven for a rally at the Yale Bowl. But the dead man refuses to cooperate, and Shute finds himself in a race to identify the murder suspect and prove her innocence before the trigger-happy Federal agents find her.

Quick, clean, and easy. Right?

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Narrator Will Shute, a very recently divorced detective in New Haven, CT, tempts fate when he deviates from the "official" view of a murder in a sleazy motel. The victim turns out to be a powerful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

A death of unknown man in New Haven, CT opens a pandora's box of troubles for a detective that ties together greed, sex and religion. A good detective mystery with a likable main character. Author is a screen writer and I could see book as a film someday. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Gorman Bechard is the author of three previous novels and the director of the romantic dramedy The Kiss and the horror cult classic Psychos in Love. He works as a screenwriter, and has also made numerous short films and music videos, including the award–winning The Pretty Girl. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife Kristine, and their three dogs, Casey, Mr. Kilgore Trout, and Phoebe Caulfield.

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