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Sinopsis: When Veronica Newman and her mother are both found dead by their housekeeper in London's Terrace Vale district, Detective Inspector Harry Timberlake is brought in to investigate. Timberlake senses deep trouble. Why does the mother appear to have died from natural causes when Veronica has been brutally murdered? And where is Charles Henry Newman, Veronica's estranged husband?
Inquiries soon reveal that Newman has a criminal record for violent behavior. Timberlake tracks him down to the seedy underworld of Marseilles, and after their meeting his suspicions intensify. But it appears Newman can't be guilty - he has a watertight alibi.
Timberlake is taken off the case to concentrate on a local corruption investigation. Then a fifty-five-year-old woman is found stabbed to death. Soon afterward, a sixty-year-old woman is murdered - and the forensic team confirms that the same person is responsible. Is there a serial killer on the loose?
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Timberlake's conviction of Newman's guilt remains undented. Could this be Timberlake's first big mistake...? But with his personal life in a crisis and a murder squad stretched to the breaking point - and beyond - Timberlake cannot afford to make any mistakes....
From Publishers Weekly:
Stunning procedural detail, an effective romantic subplot and an obsessive hunt, not for the killer but for the means to convict him, distinguish Marquis's ( Vengeance ) latest mystery. London copper Harry Timberlake is certain that Charles Henry Newman, a psychotic womanizer and former policeman, is responsible for the deaths of his estranged English wife and her mother. Timberlake traces Newman to a town near Marseilles, but can turn up no conclusive evidence. Back in London, to which Newman has also returned, a series of seemingly random murders occur; the victims, all women, have only a holiday trip in common. The usually calm Timberlake is haunted by the nearly hypnotic sensuality and mocking effrontery of the swarthy, knowing Newman. Marquis serves up simmering sexual tension page after page, boldly making his tale work without the usual array of suspects. Occasionally the humor falls flat and things get overexplained, but the story is resolved cleverly and Timberlake may soon soon join the ranks of those other urbane and emotionally guarded British coppers, Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, P. D. James's Dalgleish and Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks.
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Título: Undignified Death : A Detective Inspector ...
Editorial: St. Martin's Press
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