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Mortician's Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom

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Ginny Lavoie has just been suspended from her job with the NYPD when she gets a late-night pghhone call from her childhead best friend whose teenage son, Danny, was savagely beaten to death. Now, Ginny is back in the scruffy New England mill town she left more than a decade before to solve the murder of this handsome, popular boy. But as she tried to untangle the secrets and lies simmering beneath the town's surface, Ginny must confront childhod ghosts and new demons. Having sworn to find Danny's killer, she sifts through suspects ranging from the town's resident homeless Vietnam vet to Manhattan hipsters to Danny's own stepfather. But when the town's first murder in recent memory gives way to a second and then a third, Ginny must race to find the killer's identity - before she becomes victim no. 4.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892967865
ISBN-10: 0892967862
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Mortician's Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom Mortician's Daughter, Paperback (October 2007)

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Making headlines for her scandalous behavior after being jilted at the altar, Isabelle Leonard is hired to work for a glamorous magazine publisher but becomes alarmed when she learns that her predecessor and numerous fellow employees have been murdered in seemingly random attacks.

Space/Sight/Self by Elizabeth Bloom Space/Sight/Self, Paperback (October 1999)

The exhibition "Space/Sight/Self" was designed to study the role of portraiture in contemporary art as a nexus of three issues - identity, vision and place. This catalogue documents the exhibition and helps to facilitate viewers' reflections and responses about the spaces, sights and selves.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Bloom follows See Isabelle Run (2005) with a tale of a New Yorker transplanted back to the life she hasn't quite left behind.Suspended from the NYPD for helping her boyfriend tamper with a rape kit, detective Ginny Lavoie has no badge or gun when she goes back to the Berkshires to help her childhood friend Sonya find out who murdered her son Danny. But how could she refuse to investigate a beating so vicious that even Ginny, who lived upstairs from the Lavoie Funeral Home, finds the crime-scene photos disturbing? It was Sonya's house where she ate pierogies while her parents bickered, Sonya who sat through endless hours of Pippi Longstocking movies with her at the Mohawk Theater, Sonya whose childhood ended abruptly at 15 when her wayward sister, Paula, left town, leaving infant Danny in her charge. Although she married her high-school sweetheart Pete Markowicz shortly after graduation, Danny was the only child Sonya ever had. So Ginny goes home-braving increasingly persistent dinner invitations from Aunt Lisette and even more dangerous invitations from her high-school honey Jimmy Griffin to resume their turbocharged sexual relationship-to lock horns with Chief Rolly and the other local VIPs content to pin the crime on Jack O'Brien, a mentally challenged vagrant.Fast, sharp and literate, Bloom's second makes you hope that, like Jimmy, she'll give Ginny another tumble. (Kirkus Reviews)


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