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The Starr Sting Scale: The Candace Starr Series

Category: Book
By (author): O'Cinneide, C.S.
Series: The Candace Starr
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  FICTION / Noir
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: February 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*A hard-drinking former hitwoman agrees to help catch a killer, even though the murderer might just be her.

Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison; that is, until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire Candace to permanently remove her daughter's barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is seventeen years old. Even Candace usually draws the line at taking out a target who doesn't even shave yet.

But when Tyler turns up dead at a river gorge with a broken neck, people start asking questions. Detective Chien-Shiung Malone, the ambitious homicide detective assigned to the case, has more than a few of her own. Candace isn't about to provide any answers though - until Malone makes her a proposition she just can't refuse. Candace finds herself signing on as Malone's unofficial partner to find Tyler's killer … despite the possibility she may have murdered the boy herself.
From The Publisher*Candace Starr considers herself retired from the world of professional hits since she got out of prison. That's until a society maven wants her daughter's boyfriend removed from their lives permanently. When he shows up dead, Candace has to help the cops catch the killer, even as she's a prime suspect.
Review Quote*Darkly hilarious and brilliantly plotted.
Review Quote*Scalding, irreverent, endlessly surprising - Candace Starr will make you laugh out loud while knocking your morality just slightly askew. A dazzling newcomer to the crime fiction scene.
Biographical NoteC.S. O'Cinneide is a writer and a blogger on her website, She Kills Lit. Her first novel, Petra's Ghost, a literary thriller set on the Camino de Santiago, was published in 2019. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.