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Drawing conclusions
Verne, Deirdre, 1965-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2015]
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 21 cm.
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FICTION Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
FICTION Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
FICTION Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
FICTION Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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CeCe Prentice--environmentalist, peace-lover, artist--will stop at nothing to discover the truth behind her twin brother's untimely death.

While she never saw eye to eye with her father--the ambitious director of a renowned genetics research center--CeCe Prentice always remained close to her brother, Teddy. When Teddy is found dead at the lab where he worked for their father, CeCe's efforts to mourn the tragic loss are interrupted by several attempts on her own life.

CeCe is naturally drawn in to the investigation, teaming up with Detective Frank DeRosa, the officer assigned to protect her. Together, they begin looking into the circumstances surrounding Teddy's death, only to discover the truth may be found closer to home than they think--in CeCe's own paintings.


"Verne's mystery is a winner, with plenty of twists and turns, an intriguing heroine and an ending that shocks in more ways than one."--Kirkus Reviews

"Deirdre Verne imbues CeCe with intelligence and humor, and the snappy repartee between characters is delightful."--Mystery Scene

"[An] exciting series debut."--Library Journal

"The amazing plot twist and memorable characters in Drawing Conclusionswill leave you thinking about this book long after you've put it down. Deirdre Verne is a writer to watch!"--Jess Lourey, author of the Murder-by-Month Mysteries

"A mysterious murder, a gutsy heroine, a determined cop, and a villain you would not want to cross in a dark alley--everything you want in a mystery, it's all here. A fun read, right down to the eye-popping final twist."--Mary Louise Kelly, author of Anonymous Sources

Author Notes

Deirdre Verne(Lower Westchester, NY) is a mystery writer, college professor, and an active college blogger. A writer for the millennium crowd, Verne regularly delivers straight forward and often hilarious advice on her college blog, where she helps students unravel age-old mysteries such as "If I sit in the front row, will I get better grades?" Prior to teaching, Verne worked in new product development for Time, Inc., representing the magazine titles Fortune, Money, and Parenting. Visit her online at

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Library Journal Review

Estranged from her wealthy parents, freegan CeCe Prentice lives off the grid with her roommates in her inherited old harbor master's home on the North Shore of Long Island. CeCe spends her time dumpster-diving for food, tending to her organic farm, and sketching portraits. Her life is shattered when Det. Frank DeRosa informs her that her twin brother, Teddy, has been killed and that it may be related to his genetics work at their father's company. Then an attempt on CeCe's life is made, and she's determined to help DeRosa find the culprit. Her ability to remember faces and sketch them accurately may even help crack the case. VERDICT CeCe and her unusual lifestyle make for an attractive protagonist, and handsome, intelligent Frank is an alluring detective. That helps sustain the strange turns the crime takes involving DNA and genetics in this exciting series debut. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



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