Still Life with Devils

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Drollerie Press, 2007 - Fiction - 228 pages
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It's mid-October in San Francisco and a serial killer the police have named Captain Nemo has just claimed his sixth pregnant victim. As tensions rise, two people work desperately to find the killer before he claims number seven. Homicide chief and single father Cassius Chant is desperate. Whoever Nemo is, he's left no evidence beyond an ever-lengthening line of dead women. Finally, a witness to the sixth murder comes forward. Involving his artist sister Leontyne is the last thing Cassy wants to do, but with a possible eyewitness and the staff artist out sick, he has no choice. Only when Leo draws the killer's face does Cassy begin to believe he will finally unravel the twisted threads of this case. While Cassy pursues leads that may lead to justice, Leo knows she can find and face this demon alone. She's drawn that face before and she has a gift that transcends her artistic skill. Leo can walk into the worlds she's created on canvas. This time she's going to do it to find a killer. "As gentle as Barbara Michaels's paranormal suspense novels,Grabien's are also as downright frightening as Daniel Hecht's Cree Black thrillers." Library Journal "[Grabien]. makes the fantastic seem possible." Publishers Weekly "[Grabien]...builds the kind of sophisticated suspense that surrounds and embraces us to make our minds spin and the hair on the back of our neck rise." Boston Globe

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User Review  - Keith Pyeatt - Goodreads

Good premise and nice writing. The storyline was imaginative and there was a great atmosphere or feel to the novel. For me, pace suffered when high tension scenes were skipped and then summarized ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merriwyllow - Goodreads

Chilling and terrifying - in the good way. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Deborah Grabien is a writer, musician and cook. She's lived in many places, from New York to London to San Francisco. Besides the Haunted Ballads, she is also the author of the Kinkaid Chronicles, a mystery series based on rock and roll. The first Chronicle, "Rock & Roll Never Forgets," will be released in 2008.

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