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Good News! The first five novels in the Britt series are being published as e-books today! Diversion Books designed brilliant new covers in bright, eye-popping Miami neon. The city has never been more beautiful, or the bad guys more deadly! If you missed any of the early books in the series, here's the chance to catch up. More good news! The new Britt book, Dead Man's Daughter, (11th in the series) is almost finished! More on that later! Best, Edna B. and Hairy P.
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Miami, It's Murder: https://ganxy.com/i/93113
Suitable for Framing: https://ganxy.com/i/93114
Act of Betrayal: https://ganxy.com/i/93110
Margin of Error: https://ganxy.com/i/93112
CARR: Five years of Rape and Murder
1st Edition Collector's Item
This book is UNIQUE. While the rapist-murderer looms large in the American consciousness and confounds our preconceptions about human nature and the interface between sex and murder, it was not until Robert Frederick Carr III poured out this remarkable confession to Edna Buchanan that such a man took us into the dark world of his psyche. Carr, a slim, red-haired young auto salesman with a high IQ, began to feel irresistible urges to rape. He left his wife and children and set off on a five-year cross-country odyssey of violence, rape and murder. Eventually he was arrested in Miami. To put an end to his mayhem, he defied his lawyer and confessed. He begged Edna to take down his story and she did.
The book was used as a teaching tool for FBI profilers.
NOBODY LIVES FOREVER
Edna’s fiction debut is a dark and thrilling tale of sex, obsession, and murder. A veteran homicide detective hunts an elusive killer whose crimes strike perilously close to home. What is the stunning secret shared by a prim but menacing housewife, a kinky bad girl, a shy and lonely child, and a cold blooded killer? And, is street justice the only true justice? Those questions are answered as the weird, demented, and dangerous inhabitants of Miami’s seamy side weave their way through this wild and shocking story.
NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY
This is the companion volume to THE CORPSE HAD A FAMILIAR FACE. The book is alive with stories that made Edna Buchanan famous. Sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, they are always gut-wrenchingly vivid tales of courage, kindness and humor in the face of harrowing adversity.
CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE
This novel introduces Britt Montero, a crime reporter for a major Miami newspaper. The green-eyed daughter of a Cuban patriot killed by Castro’s firing squad; she has a tender spot for the city’s underdogs, but is smart and tough enough to pursue a story no matter where it takes her. When cops on the midnight shift chase a black motorist, the fleeing man, a professional football hero, winds up dead. Britt’s investigation reveals the tragic truth. Go with her into the newsroom under deadline pressure, on a midnight shift riding with the cops, and feel the outrage of the black community. As the city she loves explodes into a major riot, Britt is caught up in life-threatening events that bring the novel to its shocking climax.
MIAMI, IT’S MURDER
Britt Montero investigates a series of bizarre deaths involving terminal sex, electrocution, and freshly poured concrete. With a dying detective as her friend and source, she probes the long unsolved sex murder of a small girl, which may implicate the front-runner in the governor’s race. Britt also follows the trail of a diseased serial rapist who ambushes career women in the restrooms of the gleaming downtown towers that spike the Miami skyline. But soon, it’s turnabout, the rapist is trailing Britt. Enraged by her stories, the rapist escalates his violence and focuses his obsession on her. Tensions mount as the stories intersect with edge-of-your-seat suspense and an astonishing conclusion.
SUITABLE FOR FRAMING
A young mother and child are victims of a fatal daylight hit-and-run by rampaging youths with no fear of the law. Britt Montero witnesses the tragedy and relentlessly pursues the story. She befriends a reluctant young gang member surviving alone on the street and tries to help him escape the violence. But the boy disappears. At the same time evil lurks in the newsroom. A new, ambitious young reporter wants to be a star and covets Britt’s job. Friendly at first, Britt begins to suspect that her rival’s on-the-spot breaking news stories may not be what they seem. As she investigates, Britt. herself, becomes the prime suspect in a shocking murder. She could lose everything: friends, job, freedom, even her life. Jailed, haunted by the imprisonment and execution of her Cuban patriot father, Britt fights the most desperate deadline of her life, to find the real killer and prove her innocence.
MARGIN OF ERROR
In dreams, both awake and sleeping, Britt Montero relives a shooting in which she was forced to kill a man to save her own life. “I could smell the gunpowder. The dream was that real.” She is obviously suffering as is Miami in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane that ravaged the city at the time of her fatal encounter. Into this scenario strides a major Hollywood actor about to star an action movie, the first shot in the city since the storm. The character he portrays, that of a secret agent under deep cover as a Miami crime reporter, brings him into the newsroom and Britt’s life. An obsessed madwoman stalks the star, and mysterious mishaps, accidents and deaths push the production dangerously over budget and Britt and the star grow closer together. Both are menaced by the stalker. Or is it someone else who is determined to sabotage the film and kill the star?