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Tall, dark, and deadly
Graham, Heather.
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New York : Onyx, [1999]

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388 pages ; 18 cm
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When her friend disappears, and the cops seem uninterested infollowing up the case, a glamorous young woman starts her own investigation. Withthe help of an autistic child and her ex-lover, she digs deeper into the missingwoman's affairs--especially her job as a criminal defense attorney. The growinglist of suspects includes clients, colleagues, family members, and oldflames--all of whom have their own reasons to get rid of the woman. And when asocialite with ties to the law firm is found dead in the Everglades, the trio ofsleuths realize that someone is tying up loose ends...and they may be next!

Author Notes

Writer Heather Graham grew up in Dade County, Florida. She attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theatre arts, which allowed her to tour part of Asia, Africa and Europe as part of her studies. After college, she performed in dinner theatres, modeled, and worked as a waitress and a bartender. After she had her third child, she decided to write full time.

Graham's first book was When Next We Love, but One Rode West was her first book to reach the New York Times bestseller list. She has received several awards, which include over twenty trade awards from Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton's, Walden Books, and Book Rak, and several Review's Choice and People's Choice awards. Herather's novel, Deadly Fate, part of the Krewe of Hunters Series, made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Marnie Newcastle has it all--a great job as a lawyer at a successful Miami law firm, a beautiful body, and a fabulous new home. Her best friend, Samantha Miller, lives right next door and tries to keep track of Marnie's love life. When Marnie doesn't return any of Sam's calls after one of her many dates, Sam becomes worried about her and rightly so. Graham introduces a large cast of characters, all intertwined in Marnie and Samantha's love affairs, but no one seems a likely candidate for doing the missing Marnie serious harm. Marnie has lived a tough life, and Sam is afraid that she has met an even tougher fate. She begins poking around on her own, trying to dig up any information she can, while dealing, at the same time, with her old lover, rock star Rowan Dillon, who has just recently become a neighbor. Graham keeps her readers guessing in this enjoyably steamy and romantic mystery. --Alexandra Baker Shrake

Publisher's Weekly Review

A deranged man is on the loose in Miami, killing women and dumping their bodies into gator-infested swamps. Now the madman has kidnapped beautiful, bitchy, lascivious lawyer Marnie Newscastle, and her friend Samantha Miller must convince authorities that Marnie's absence is no wild weekend fling. To make matters worse, Samantha discovers her new neighbor is Rowan Dillon, a man she once loved but who betrayed her years before. With a setup like this, Graham's (Glory; Drop Dead Gorgeous) latest should pack a wallop, but, surprisingly, it doesn'tÄeven with strippers and a long list of suspects added to the mix. While the burgeoning romance between Samantha and Rowan is handled well, Graham's portrayal of a murdererÄthat someone so "handsome and virile" simply couldn't be crazyÄna‹ve. The lost-and-found love story works; the suspense simply doesn't. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved