The Thirteenth Rose

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Orca Book Publishers, Mar 1, 2013 - Fiction - 112 pages
8 Reviews
For his Valentine's night call-in show, host Charlie D plans to offer his listeners two hours on the topic of "satisfaction." His in-studio guest is twenty-five-year-old Misty de Vol Burgh, formerly the highest-paid escort in the city but now happily married to eighty-three-year-old billionaire Henry Burgh. It's all good fun until Charlie receives a chilling message: "It's take-out-the-garbage night. Time to kill all the hookers and wash the streets with blood." When Charlie is directed to a website that allows viewers to watch the murder of a prostitute in real time and promises that another killing will be broadcast live within the hour, the hunt is on. But The World According to Charlie D. has an audience of over a million listeners. The murderer could be anyone, anywhere. Charlie and his team have less than two hours to find and stop the killer.
 

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

This is part of a publisher's series called "Rapid Reads". These are very much adult books but are written on reading levels ranging from 2.0-6.0. They are intended for adult literacy, ESL or possibly ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianEWilliams - LibraryThing

This is a dark gritty story about a bunch of zealots who ritualistically murder prostitutes. The narrator is the host of a late-night call-in radio show. On a Valentine's Day show his guest "expert ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter one
1
Chapter two
13
Chapter three
26
Chapter four
41
Chapter five
51
Chapter six
62
Chapter seven
70
Chapter eight
79
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About the author (2013)

Winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2008 Bowen was named Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist by Reader’s Digest. She was selected as one of The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors for a Library Unlimited reference book.

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