The Blue Hour
An aging detective hunts a serial killer, finding love along the way
After three decades in homicide, Tim Hess hangs up his gun. But retirement doesn’t sit well with the veteran detective, and a string of grisly murders in Southern California calls him back to the job. The papers are calling the killer “The Purse Snatcher,” because of his affinity for kidnapping women with designer bags, but the playful nickname doesn’t reflect the horror of the crime scenes he leaves behind. He dumps their shredded purses in the woods, surrounded by blood-soaked dirt and a few scraps of flesh. The victims’ fates remain gruesome yet unknown. Hess’s partner is Merci Rayborn, a second-generation cop whose intense ambition has won her no friends in the department. As they chase the madman who is terrorizing the Californian suburbs, Hess finds himself falling in love. But before he can pursue his new feelings, there is a killer to be caught, and a partner to protect from the line of fire.
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BLUE HOUR 8KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A psychotic serial killer and a respected, dying cop and his obstreperous young partner are the main elements of this gripping crime novel. Tim Hess tries to maintain normality in a body full of ... Read full review
The blue hourUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Parker serves up another Orange County, CA, police procedural, this time pairing retired expert cop Tim Hess with brash young detective Merci Rayborn. They're an unlikely team fighting a nasty serial ... Read full review