On, Off

On, Off

Book - 2006
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In 1965, the dogged Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is assigned to solve what appears to be a single murder. Part of a young woman’s body has turned up at one of the world’s leading neurological research centers, but it’s not long before Delmonico realizes he’s hunting a serial killer. All the center’s members are hiding secrets Delmonico must unearth: What does Professor Robert Smith do in his basement? Why doesn’t Dr. Walter Polonski’s wife know about his cabin in the woods? As the murders mount, Delmonico joins with the center’s tough female business manager to dig up the dirt on everyone.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743286428
0743286421
Call Number: MCCULLOUGH
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Connecticut -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.

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Moe1259
Jan 05, 2016

A good mystery set in a well define setting and time. The story is not well told and has some glaring faults that make it not quite believable. Dorothy L. Sayers would have made a much better job of it.

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GLNovak
Jun 30, 2012

A very interesting story but I found the narrative a little uneven. The dialogue was stilted in spots and the substory of the detective's love interest did not ring true for me. This did not stop me from reading the book to the very end to find out what happened. McCullough kept me wondering who did it until close to the end, so she did a good job. The twist at the end was interesting.

LaimaA Apr 15, 2012

This is a surprising departure from the type of novel Colleen McCullough usually writes. It was a thoroughly engaging detective mystery. I liked that the novel was set in the 1960s - it's sort of boring to read mysteries with contemporary settings where most of the detective work is done on the internet. I loved all the distinct and fully fleshed-out characters. And I particularly love Carmine and Desdemona. I could read about these two characters all the time.

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