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Somebody Else's Music

A Gregor Demarkian Novel

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 18)

Jane Haddam

Minotaur Books

Jane Haddam's stylishly written novels featuring Gregor Demarkian, retired chief of the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, have thrilled and delighted an ever-increasing number of readers over the years. Now, with Somebody Else's Music, Haddam delivers her most compelling crime novel to date - a brilliant exploration of how the past affects the present and the twisted workings of human psyche.

Elizabeth Toliver, now an acclaimed author with a rock star lover, was a too-smart, fashion-impaired teen who was the target of abuse from a circle of popular high school girls. The abuse escalated until one summer night she was nailed into an outhouse with over twenty snakes and, while she beat herself into a coma trying to escape, a local teenage boy was murdered just outside. Still haunted by nightmares of that night, Toliver returns to her hometown for the first time in almost 30 years, triggering a deadly chain of events.

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Somebody Else's Music
PART ONE"At Seventeen"--JANIS IAN 
"The Boho Dance"--JONI MITCHELL 
"A.M. Radio"--EVERCLEARONE1In the beginning, the problem of the body of Anne Marie Hannaford had not been as simple as it should have been. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had seemed reluctant to give it back, as if they were afraid she had become an icon, like Jeffrey Dahmer, and that people would make a shrine out of her grave. When they finally did give it back--three days late, and not embalmed--Bennis had decided that there was nothing she could do. In spite of the Hannaford tradition
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"Dazzlingly ingenious, Jane Haddam's novels provide style, humor, and philosophy blended with gore galore-they're real spellbinders, sparklingly written and smashingly plotted."
--Drood Review

"Crisp character development and a roadrunner-swift plot."
-Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jane Haddam

  • Jane Haddam is the author of seventeen previous novels featuring Gregor Demarkian, as well as other novels, articles and stories. Her books have been finalists for both the Edgar and Anthony awards. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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