|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|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in|
|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 Note||C.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.|