By Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman
The world over bestselling husband and spouse Jonathan and Faye Kellerman workforce up for a robust one-two punch with Capital Crimes, a gripping pair of unique crime thrillers.
MY SISTER’S KEEPER: BERKELEY
Some of revolutionary kingdom consultant Davida Grayson’s perspectives have made her unpopular. even if her foes are a number of nobody suspects that any buttons Davida could push may perhaps evoke lethal force.
But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her place of work, and Berkeley murder detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis needs to get to the bottom of Davida’s advanced, earlier than the killer pulls off a repeat performance.
MUSIC urban BREAKDOWN: NASHVILLE
Baker Southerby was once a toddler prodigy performer. yet anything leads him to develop into a Nashville cop. His associate, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would-be studio bassist who earned himself a detective’s badge. As a part of Nashville PD's elite homicide Squad, they seize a murder that’s high-profile even for a urban the place musical big name is routine.
Capital Crimes is page-turning, psychologically resonant suspense–just what we’ve come to anticipate from of the world’s so much winning crime writers.
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Capital Crimes by Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman