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Publisher Description

Why would a man hang himself twenty-four years after beating and choking his wife to death?

Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she’s hired to investigate a murderer’s prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife’s footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing the woman’s fate?

Back to Lazarus introduces Sydney Brennan, a Florida private investigator with a knack for getting into trouble who doesn’t know when to quit. Sydney’s tenacity and sense of humor will appeal to fans of Sue Grafton’s alphabet series. So if you’re looking for a mystery with believable characters and “just enough humor to offset the dark,” click to download Back to Lazarus today.

From the Back Cover:

When I was six years old, my father killed my mother. He beat and choked her to death. I'm told that he was found hanging from a homemade noose in his cell. I want to know why he waited so long to do it.


Sydney Brennan isn't sure how to answer her client's question, short of holding a séance, and the Tallahassee detective has some questions of her own. Why does Noel Thomas remember so little about her childhood? Why is she delving into her father's suicide now? And, most importantly, why is Noel lying to her?


Crisscrossing the Florida Panhandle to reconstruct the tragic Thomas family history, Sydney stumbles across a link between the decades-old violence and a present-day web of deceit and corruption. To understand the connection, Sydney must go Back to Lazarus, back to the town where Noel's beautiful but troubled mother began her inevitable descent over twenty years ago. But by following in the footsteps of the murdered woman, does Sydney risk sharing her fate?


Rooted in bars and back roads and Panhandle prisons, forgotten towns and forgotten people, at its heart Back to Lazarus is about stories: the stories people tell us, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when we realize it's all a lie.


The Sydney Brennan Mysteries, in order of publication:

1) Back to Lazarus

2) Secrets in Stockbridge

3) The Perils of Panacea

4) No Safe Winterport

5) Braving the Boneyard

6) River Bound.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
July 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Judy K. Walker
SELLER
Judy Walker
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Pins4 ,

Back to Lazarus

Good read. I’d recommend it to anyone liking a good mystery.

lee dickerson ,

BACK to Lazarus

this girl is great, bring on the next one.

Jrprossdog ,

Good development

I thought this book was really well done. You kinda figure out who the killer is about 2/3 of the way through but you’re not sure why. So there’s no mind-boggling plot twist at the end but there’s still a climax scene, at which point everything is revealed, and ultimately I was very satisfied with the conclusion. I read legal & crime novels pretty much constantly and I’d definitely read more from this author.

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