The Murder Code

The Murder Code

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks thinks he knows all about murder. However horrific the act, the reasons behind a crime are usually easy to explain. So when a woman is found bludgeoned to death, he suspects a crime of passion and attention focuses on her possessive ex-husband. But when a second body is found, similarly beaten, Hicks is forced to think again.When more murders arrive in quick succession, Hicks realizes he is dealing with a type of killer he has never faced before, one who fits nowhere within his logic. Then the letters begin to arrive . . .As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also a secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself . . .
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Crime,, 2013.
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
ISBN: 9781605984889
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mosby Steve 11/2013
Characteristics: 358 pages ;,24 cm


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Jun 07, 2014

Slow to get going, perhaps due to a protagonist that came across as cool & distant. But hang in there. As the author gradually brings together all the separate stories, he becomes more interesting & the reason for his demeanour becomes clear. There are several candidates for the killer & their identity is a surprise.


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