Snapshot by Garry Disher

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It takes months for Australian social psychologist Janine McQuarrie to succumb to her husband’s pressure to attend spouse-swapping parties, but eventually she gives in. Then, driving with her young daughter one day, she gets out of her car to ask directions and is shot and killed. The little girl escapes when the gunman's pistol misfires.

 Inspector Hal Challis of the Crime Investigation Unit is assigned the case, but his efforts are thwarted by his boss. The dead woman was Superintendent McQuarrie’s daughter-in-law, and he  seems to be more interested in protecting his son than in finding his daughter-in-law’s murderer. Who might have a motive to kill this attractive young wife and mother? One of her clients? One of the swingers she’d gotten together with at a party? Or, the obvious suspect, her husband?

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About Garry Disher

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Garry Disher is one of Australia's best-known novelists. He's published over 40 books in a range of genres, including crime, children's books, and Australian history. His Hal Challis series is also published in the US by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.

Author Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Published July 1, 2007 by Soho Crime. 359 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The search for the killer of a murdered psychologist is hampered by her secretive widower and her interfering father-in-law, a police department bigwig.

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The reader also knows that Challis will eventually know, because the killer leaves a dying message in an ironic twist) on a cell phone: “He had a few moves of his own.

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