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Charisma

Jo Bannister

Minotaur Books

No one seems to care too much about a sixteen-year-old prostitute known as Charisma--until she is found floating by the docks with her throat slashed.  Inspector Liz Graham, new to Castlemere and interrupted from unpacking to lead the investigation, faces a distressing investigation into Charisma's hard life and hideous death.
Only yards from the place where Charisma's body is discovered, workmen have been raising a tent to house traveling evangelist Michael Davey's week-long revival meeting.  Questioning the crew uncovers nothing, until Sergeant Cal Donovan spots a face from his childhood, a known IRA heavy who is officially dead....Before he has time to decipher this unlikely clue, another girl turns up dead.
Liz tackles the dynamic reverend himself, who has become an overnight sensation in Castlemere.  Against her better judgement, she is fascinated by him.  But he couldn't possibly have had anything to do with the deaths of these young girls, could he?  Could he?

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I1The masts rose out of the shadows of Broad Wharf like the upperworks of a schooner, higher than the surrounding warehouses. The dock bustled with more activity than it had seen in fifty years: the throb of generators, the rumble of tractors, heavy boots splashing through a layer of greasy dirt, men's voices affronting the Sunday morning with orders and curses in a variety of gruff accents.Like the skin of a great whale, grey and wrinkled with age, the canvas lay along the ground. Cables led from the baling rings to the mastheads and down to three small ancient tractors. Lighter ropes,
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  • Jo Bannister

  • The author of over twenty acclaimed novels, Jo Bannister started her career as a journalist after leaving school at sixteen to work on a local weekly newspaper.  Shortlisted for several prestigious awards, she left a career as an editor to pursue her writing full time. 

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