A Grave Talent
A NovelA Kate Martinelli Mystery (Volume 1)
Laurie R. King
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Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner
On Sale: 01/07/2014
ISBN: 9781250046550384 Pages
THE EDGAR AWARD-WINNING NOVEL
THE FIRST KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY
In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and defenseless. For lesbian Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop who's less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, it's a difficult case that just keeps getting harder.
Then the police receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's greatest woman painter and a notorious felon once convicted of a heinous crime.
But what really happened eighteen years ago? To bring a murderer to justice, Kate must delve into the artist's dark past—even if it means losing everything she holds dear.
Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner, Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner
Praise for A Grave Talent
“A Grave Talent kept me reading deep into the night.” —The Boston Globe
“[An] amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action.” —Library Journal