Flowering Judas by Jane Haddam
A Gregor Demarkian Novel

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“Haddam manages to produce each time a layered, richly peopled, and dryly witty book with a plot of mind-bending complexity.” —Houston Chronicle on Glass Houses Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again. For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive—paying for a billboard overlooking the local community college, putting up new flyers every week, hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen. Her determination has made his disappearance very high profile but it’s also been damaging to her family, her children and to herself.

Now, Chester’s body is finally found—hanging from the very billboard that has been advertising his disappearance. Chester’s corpse, however, is recent—meaning that Chester had been alive, somewhere, until very recently. Under pressure and with limited resources, the local police turn to Gregor Demarkian—a former FBI agent and a frequent consultant on such cases—to try and unravel the truth buried within this very complex and tragic case and find out once and for all what really happened all those years ago.

About Jane Haddam

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JANE HADDAM is the author of more than twenty novels, but is best known for her books featuring Gregor Demarkian. A finalist for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards, she lives with her family in Litchfield Country, Connecticut. Please visit www.blog.janehaddam.com
Published August 2, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 383 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a Cavanaugh Street stalwart, 99-year-old George Tekemanian, collapses during breakfast at the Ararat restaurant, Gregor Demarkian (Wanting Sheila Dead, 2010, etc.) escorts him to the hospital before he leaves Philadelphia for Mattatuck, N.Y., a small town turned small city, to consult on a c...

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Rather than present a variety of characters with reason to want the eventual murder victim dead as she's done in recent books in this series, Edgar-finalist Haddam immediately presents the reader with a corpse in her stellar 26th mystery featuring PI Gregor Demarkian (after 2010's Wanting Sheila ...

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The most difficult thing for me when approaching a new release by Jane Haddam is carving out a chunk of time so I can read the book in the way it should be read!

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