Dead Letter by Jane Waterhouse

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Fame and fortune are part of life as a bestselling author, but you can have too much of a good thing. The "irrepressible, hard to resist" (San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle) Garner Quinn returns in a new thriller, where her life in the public eye puts her directly in harm's way. Jane Waterhouse has been called "first-rate" (Chicago Tribune), "a bona fide talent"(Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel) who weaves a tale with such "breathtaking velocity" (Kirkus Reviews) "readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough" (Publishers Weekly). True-crime writer Garner Quinn is getting letters from an obsessed fan. They arrive by the sackful in the daily mail, addressed to her remote, unlisted Jersey-shore estate, where she lives with her daughter and their elderly housekeeper--three women, alone. The fan has read all of her books; he's taped every one of her television appearances; and, what's worst, he seems to know her every move. In over her head, Garner hires Corbin, Inc., a prestigious security firm whose client list includes everyone from movie stars to government leaders. Reed Corbin, the firm's dynamic founder, takes a personal interest in the case--and in Garner. It's been a long time since she's felt this safe and cared for. But her chance for happiness is cut short when Corbin--the so-called security expert--is killed by a letter bomb. Garner immediately goes on the offensive, embarking on a quest for the truth that takes her from the Garden State to the City of Light. As the terror widens, she is drawn back to home shores, where she struggles to learn whether the threats are personal, or more far-reaching than she could ever have imagined. Filled with the edge-of-your-seat suspense that has won her so many fans, Dead Letter is a stunner from Jane Waterhouse.

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Published January 1, 2000 by Piatkus. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So he spirits her off to a party to launch his new book, The Fear Factor, where she smugly watches videotaped tributes from Madonna and Tom Cruise to “the man I’m going to sleep with tonight.” Instead of sleeping with her, though, Corbin gets blown to pieces by a bomb that his surviving partner, ...

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What sets true-crime writer Garner Quinn apart from mere mortals or even other fictional sleuths are her intelligent, down-to-earth observations.

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