Blood in the Water

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 27 of 29)

Jane Haddam

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Gregor Demarkian returns in a mindbending case of death and disappearance amongst the wealthy suburban elite.
 
In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. She’s the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. She’s fake, into everybody’s business and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies—one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognizable, is
presumed to be Martha Heydrich. The police think they know what happened—that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isn’t Martha’s at all, it is an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel this most puzzling of cases.

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It was six o’clock on the morning of Monday, the fifth of November, and it was cold. It was so cold that Gregor Demarkian found himself staring down at the jacket his wife had laid out for him across the back of the living room couch and wondering if she’d gone insane. Insanity was never to be completely ruled out when it came to Bennis Hannaford Demarkian, but the forms that insanity took were not usually thin cotton jackets presented for wearing in the freeze that heralded the run-up to winter. Bennis was much more likely to do things that would not

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"Ought to establish Haddam as America's P.D. James once and for all."
-- Baltimore Sun on Cheating at Solitaire

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A finalist for both the Edgar and the Anthony Award, JANE HADDAM is best known for her mysteries featuring Gregor Demarkian. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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Blood in the Water
Jane Haddam

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2012
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ISBN: 9781429951319
ISBN10: 1429951311
288 pages
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March 2012
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ISBN: 9780312644345
ISBN10: 0312644345
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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October 2012
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