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Clean cut / Theresa Monsour.

By: Monsour, Theresa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Monsour, Theresa, Paris Murphy: book 1.Publisher: New York : Jove Books, 2004Edition: Jove ed.Description: 324 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0515137057; 9780515137057; 9780751569896.Subject(s): Police -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Serial murders -- Fiction | Policewomen -- Fiction | Saint Paul (Minn.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813.6 Subject: When a young prostitute is brutally murdered in St. Paul, homicide detective Paris Murphy, aided by detective Gabriel Nash, tracks down a serial killer by using herself as the bait.
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Michaels is upper-class, a winter blond with gray eyes, and so GQ-handsome that no one would peg him for a killer. No one except for St. Paul homicide detective Paris Murphy. And when several women are found dead-their bodies defaced with Michaels' "signature," Paris throws herself directly in the way of the psychopath who wants to have her-and then kill her.

When a young prostitute is brutally murdered in St. Paul, homicide detective Paris Murphy, aided by detective Gabriel Nash, tracks down a serial killer by using herself as the bait.

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Monsour's background as a journalist in the Twin Cities adds some realism to her debut novel, but the downside is that her writing too often reads like newspaper reporting: the storytelling is straightforward and rarely delves into the characters or plot, resulting in a marked lack of complexity or suspense. When Paris Murphy, a homicide detective in St. Paul, is called out to lead an investigation into the murder of a prostitute, she is saddened to find that the victim is someone she'd known in her days as a vice cop. She immediately realizes that this may be more than a routine investigation and is soon on the trail of a serial killer who preys on women with long hair. The blow-by-blow style makes it difficult for the author to create the level of tension necessary in a psychological thriller. Once the elements of the story are set up, each plot point arrives with predictable regularity-and the character development is equally predictable. An optional purchase.-Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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