Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand
(A Roland March Mystery)

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For Detective Roland March, his latest case has become personal. March doesn't know the young female who was stabbed to death, but he thinks he recognizes the crime scene. Nearly ten years ago, March gained national fame as the subject of a true-crime book. But now this crime scene bears eerie similarities to that one. And whispers begin to emerge that March may have put the wrong man behind bars.

Worse, Houston may now have a serial killer on the loose. As more cases emerge that seem connected, and threats against March and those closest to him build, he must solve the case--rescuing not only the city but his own reputation as a homicide cop.

About J. Mark Bertrand

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J. Mark Bertrand is the author of the crime novels Back on Murder and Pattern of Wounds, the first two novels in a series featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife. Visit his website at
Published July 1, 2011 by Bethany House Publishers. 371 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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A woman is conspicuously killed in a Houston suburb and the killer's "creativity" brings back memories for March.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family Houston PD Detective Roland March’s life is slowly coming apart: his marriage is sl...

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olice detective Roland March is called to the scene of a murder in Houston, and immediately recognizes parallels to one of his earlier, famous cases.

Jul 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Pattern of Wounds (A Roland M...

It's Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer.

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Bertrand has also written an excellent non-fiction book, which I included in my recent "Top 5 Books of the Past 5 Years" blog post.

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