The Dead by Ingrid Black

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Five years ago, Ed Fagan disappeared and since then nothing has been heard from the serial killer known as the Night Hunter. Now, a Dublin newspaper has received a letter from someone claiming to be Fagan, and the message is chilling: he's going to kill again.
At first, the Dublin Police are inclined to dismiss the letter as the work of a crank. Then, the body of prostitute Mary Lynch is found, and it's only too clear that a murderer is at large again.

But is it Fagan?

Saxon, a former FBI agent still haunted by the events of five years ago, was writing a book about Fagan when he disappeared, and she is certain as anyone can be that the killer must be someone else. So while Detective Chief Superintendent Grace Fitzgerald and the rest of the DMP sniff at a cold trail, she somehow has to convince them to look beyond the obvious.
But in a city of shadows and secrets, that's never easy--especially when the truth is so surprising that even the most astute detective would be shocked into carelessness in the moment of discovery.

And as Saxon knows, it's never wise to be careless in the presence of a killer.

About Ingrid Black

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Ingrid Black is a writer and journalist who lives in Ireland.
Published June 1, 2004 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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— as the developer, Thomas, is usually called — runs a black market, selling things like “purloined bottles of liquor, a dog-eared copy of ‘The Joy of Sex’ ...

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They discussed the lives of Mantel's characters - particularly Alison, the professional medium, and Colette, her hard-hearted sidekick - with the strength of feeling and the amusement proper to a novel that has come alive.

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The Bookbag

Summary: It's early evening on Hallowe'en and the Dublin murder squad find the tortured body of wealthy businessman, Daniel Erskine.

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As Alan Sepinwall of Hitfix writes, “The zombies are almost besides the point now.” “By using the zombies not as primary antagonists, but as the inciting incident forcing all these people to make hard—at times monstrous—c...

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: John Darnton provides an insider's view of the world of newspaper publishing, with a little murder on the side, in the entertaining Black & White & Dead All Over.

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Kelley Armstrong’s books are usually a fast paced rollercoaster ride of fantasy, romance and action – which makes Living With The Dead even more of a disappointment.

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