Prey Dancing by Jonathan Gash
(A Dr. Clare Burtonall Mystery)

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With all the wit and high-stakes suspense of his Lovejoy series, Jonathan Gash's debut Dr. Clare Burtonall mystery, Different Women Dancing, was published to rave reviews. A "smashing new crime novel," enthused The New York Times Book Review. In a dramatic departure from the irascible Lovejoy, Gash casts smart and sensuous female cardiologist Dr. Clare Burtonall in the lead, and a high-priced male prostitute, Bonn, as her sensitive and charismatic sidekick. The result is incendiary. Prey Dancing finds Clare working the late shift in the city hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, where a young woman, Marie, dying of AIDS, breathes her last with a one-word message to be delivered to her boyfriend: "Forgive." Ironically, Clare's search for the man makes her the target of his sworn vengeance for Marie's death, drawing her into the unfamiliar terrain of the city's dark underworld. Once again Bonn, with the street savvy of a rented Romeo, provides Clare with his unique kind of insight and intimacy to help save them both from a brutal fate.
 

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Jonathan Gash, best known as the creator of the character Lovejoy, is the pseudonym of John Grant. Grant was born on September 30, 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He was educated at the University of London and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physics. In the mid-1970s, Gash began writing to relieve some of the stress of his career as a physician. The first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair, won the Creasey Award for the Crime Writer's Association of Great Britain for best first crime novel. A number of other novels, Lovejoy's and otherwise, have followed.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by MACMILLAN. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The British author of the Lovejoy series gives the imaginative sleuthing pair of respected cardiologist, Clare Burtonall, with male prostitute, Bonn, an intriguing second outing following Different Women Dancing (1997).

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