In the next
installment of this “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, London) suspense series, police captain Carmine Delmonico is on the trail of not
one but two killers.
It’s August 1969 in the sleepy college town of Holloman,
Connecticut, and police Captain Carmine Delmonico is away on vacation. Back at
home, first one, then two anonymous male corpses turn up—emaciated and
emasculated. After connecting the victims to four other bodies, Sergeant Delia
Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg realize that Holloman has a psychopathic
killer on the loose. Luckily, Carmine decides to come back from vacation early.
Carmine’s team begins to circle a trio of eccentrics, who
readily admit to knowing all the victims, but their stories keep changing. They
share family ties, painful memories, and a dark past. One of them is a new
friend of Sergeant Carstairs, as is the respected head of the mental hospital,
who has been doing groundbreaking work rehabilitating one very difficult
patient who is now her trusted assistant. When another vicious murder rocks
Holloman, Carmine faces the revelation that two killers are at
large with completely different modus operandi, even as he barely escapes being
next in the body count. Suddenly, the summer isn’t so sleepy.
A riveting mystery series by an author of astounding
range and skill, Colleen McCullough’s Carmine Delmonico books take you back to
an age of classic police work, before DNA analysis and computers. Sins of
the Flesh is her finest work yet, pitting her beloved hero against every
cop’s nightmare scenario in a plot that turns on the sort of science that McCullough
herself knows so well.
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