Glass Houses

A Gregor Demarkian Novel

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 22 of 29)

Jane Haddam

Minotaur Books

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For over a year, Philadelphia has been plagued by a serial killer dubbed the Plate Glass Killer by the media.  But finally, the police think they’ve caught a break – a man has been arrested at the site of the most recent murder, covered in the victim’s blood.  The man taken into custody is Henry Tyder, the scion of one of the most socially prominent families on Philadelphia’s Main Line, a family that possesses the largest tracts of real estate in the city.  He’s also a hopeless alcoholic, frequently homeless and often estranged from his family.
     Although Tyder has apparently confessed to the crime, his attorney believes him to be too disordered to be capable of actually committing the crimes and asks Gregor Demarkian, retired head of the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit, to look into the case.  Gregor, however, has other things on his mind – after having been away for nearly a year without a word to him, his live-in girlfriend, Bennis Hannaford, has returned to Cavanaugh Street. And everyone seems to have seen her but Gregor. While he waits for Bennis to finally appear, Gregor finds himself enmeshed in complex case of the Plate Glass Killer.  Specifically, what would have drive Tyder to confess to crimes he was seemingly incapable of committing and, more importantly, if Tyder isn’t the killer, then who really is behind the murders of the Plate Glass Killer.

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Chapter One

Sometimes Henry Tyder thought that the real problem would always be the blood. Bodies could be stashed under tables or cut up and put into trunks. You could take pieces off them or settle for pieces of clothing instead, in case you were worried about how you were going to smell on the bus. Evidence was nothing at all. Evidence was what you made it be. If you wanted it, you went and got it. If you wanted to get rid of it, you had only to point out that you were who and what you were: living on the street half the time; drunk to the gills half the time; out of your mind half the

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“Exhilarating.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Haddam plays the mystery game like a master.”—Chicago Tribune

“Intelligent, thoughtful…Haddam elevates this twisty whodunit far above most.”—Publishers Weekly


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Jane Haddam

Jane Haddam, author of more than twenty novels, has been a finalist for both the Edgar® and the Anthony Award. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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Glass Houses
A Gregor Demarkian Novel
Jane Haddam

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429986533
ISBN10: 1429986530
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$1.99
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