Web of Deceit: An Ella Marconi Mystery

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 2015 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction

Often compared to Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, prize-winning author Katherine Howell thrills readers in this gripping novel featuring a determined homicide detective and a team of emergency medics.

When frantic man refuses to leave the car that witnesses say he deliberately crashed, paramedics Jane and Alex think it's a desperate cry for help. But his paranoid claims that someone is out to get him only confirm official reports that he is delusional.

When he is indeed found dead in what looks like a suicide, Jane is uneasy: she remembers the raw terror in his eyes.

Detective Ella Marconi shares these doubts, which are compounded as the case becomes increasingly tangled. The victim's boss tries to commit suicide, a witness flees, and closer to home, a woman is attacked in front of Jane's house. Then Alex's daughter goes missing.

As Ella tries to add up the clues, the investigation is hampered by her budget-focused boss. Then, just when she thinks she's closing in, a shocking turn of events endangers more people, and Ella just may see the killer slip through her hands.

 

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Web of Deceit: An Ella Marconi Mystery

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Australian author Howell (Frantic) makes her U.S. debut with her excellent sixth mystery in her series starring Sydney police detectives Ella Marconi and her partner, Murray Shakespeare. Ella and ... Read full review

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

WEB OF DECEIT follows the same structure as Howell's earlier novels in the series: police investigations running in parallel with paramedics whose callout allows the reader to see another side of a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
34
Section 4
49
Section 5
65
Section 6
77
Section 7
87
Section 8
102
Section 17
218
Section 18
230
Section 19
239
Section 20
250
Section 21
261
Section 22
273
Section 23
284
Section 24
297

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
180
Section 15
193
Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
321
Section 27
328
Section 28
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Section 29
342
Section 30
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About the author (2015)

KATHERINE HOWELL worked as a paramedic for fifteen years while completing her Bachelor and Masters degrees in creative writing. Her novels make the Australian bestseller list and she has twice won the Davitt award for best crime fiction. Her books are published in multiple countries, languages, and formats. Howell teaches writing and editing, and she lives in Queensland with her partner, who owns a bookshop.

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