Killing Kate by Julie Kramer
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Crime-solving means high ratings for Minnesota TV reporter Riley Spartz when she nails the culprit behind Silencing Sam (“Sexy, sinister.” —Linda Fairstein). But the stakes rise when Riley must piece together a serial killer’s murderous motive for Killing Kate.

Channel 3’s news director sends Riley on a dog rescue story sure to win over Minneapolis–St. Paul’s viewers. But when the Twin City’s latest murder victim is someone from Riley’s past, she can’t stay away. Kate Warner was her college roommate’s sister, and the killer’s signature—a chalk outline of a winged angel—links him to a string of homicides across the Midwest. Unearthing his agenda leads Riley to the legendary Black Angel statue in an Iowa cemetery—and may lead to a twisted trap designed just for her by the angel killer himself.

About Julie Kramer

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Julie Kramer writes thrillers set in the desperate world of television news. A former news producer for NBC, CBS, and WCCO-TV, she’s won the Minnesota Book Award and the RT Book Reviewer’s Best First Mystery. She has also been a finalist for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She lives with her family in Minnesota.
Published July 26, 2011 by Atria Books. 338 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Kate’s killer, now identified as legal assistant Karl Dolezal, has communed with one of his many dead homicidal relatives (“his family tree became his destiny”) and received authorization to target Riley, who mistakes the stalker for her guardian angel when he rescues her from an egg-h...

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In Kramer's so-so fourth novel featuring spunky Minneapolis TV reporter Riley Spartz (after Silencing Sam), Riley helps cover the grisly murder of Kate Warner, the younger sister of a college roommate of Riley's.

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Truth is often stranger than fiction, but Borger and Kramer have learned how to make fiction feel like truth of sorts -- an excellent talent for novelists who need readers to suspend disbelief from the first page until the last.

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