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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edna Buchanan Narrator: Robertson Dea Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Shadows is a historic 1920s house that inspires preservationists' dreams, and developers' schemes. Built during Prohibition by a notorious rumrummer who vanished at sea, it was inherited by his son, a local athlete and war hero who lived down his father's wild reputation. He served a successful term as Miami mayor and raised his four young children at the Shadows, until a shotgun ambush on a hot summer night forty-four years ago. His murder was never solved. Since then, only secrets and whispers have inhabited the Shadows.

Now, a resourceful young preservationist approaches the Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad to help block a developer's plan to bulldoze the Shadows and build high-rise towers. The detectives visit the long-abandoned pioneer house, now surrounded by a wild and overgrown subtropical forest. They discover the rumrunner's secret limestone cellar, a tunnel to Biscayne Bay, and seven small, heartbreaking new mysteries: a lost generation.

Cold Case Squad Lt. K. C. Riley and her detectives seek out the murdered man's widow and children for answers. All are evasive and paranoid, haunted by lies, guilt, and tangled pasts that each recalls differently. Ultimately the squad finds that the killer is still out there, and the old, cold case is hotter than ever.

In another dazzling example of Edna Buchanan's masterful weaving of stories and histories, Cold Case Squad Detective Sam Stone uncovers a still violent and long-hidden connection between his parents' murders when he was a child and their summer as civil rights workers in Mississippi more than thirty years ago.

Life would be simple, Buchanan writes, if people told the truth. But for those who live among the shadows, the truth is never simple. Shadows is Edna Buchanan's most suspenseful novel.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Sue | 1/13/2014

    " This is set in one of my favorite cities, hot, quirky Miami. A police cold case squad works on two cases one involving a famous/infamous person and the other the parent of a squad memeber. Both cases held my interest and had plausible but unexpected conclusions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deidre | 1/8/2014

    " Good writing - I prefer the Britt Montero series but Buchanan is a crisp writer no matter what "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chris | 1/5/2014

    " Not enough character development but kept you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiffeny | 6/14/2011

    " A solid 4 stars. Shadows is probably my favorite of the Edna Buchanan books I've read so far. "

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