Texas-based crime reporter Molly Cates has just published her first book, describing the blood-curdling exploits of serial killer Louie Bronk. Now on death row, Louie's sentence is about to be carried out. Molly will be there as a witness, and she wants to write about itthe final coda to Louie's story. But suddenly, she's being strongly discouraged by her boss at the Lone Star Monthly and by Charlie McFarland, the millionaire real estate developer whose first wife, Tiny, was Bronk's most famous victimand the only one whose murder is a capital offense. Then Molly starts to receive dark hints that Louie may not have killed Tiny after all. There is another murder following Louis's M.O.one he could not have committed. The veracity of Molly's book is threatenedand then her very life. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Molly realizes that by attempting to save Louis she is putting her own life on the line, and discrediting her own work. Mary Willis Walker brings a lusty new voice to the mystery scene. Already recognized for her first novel, she has now created a character just cheeky and gusty enough to take her place among the top ranks of female protagonists such as Kinsey Millhone and Kay Scarpetta.
About the Author
Judith Ivey earned a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in Hurlyburly. Her feature film credits include The Woman in Red, Compromising Positions, and Brighton Beach Memoirs, and she previously starred on TV in Designing Women.
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The Red Scream (Molly Cates Series #1) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
At the outset, I was disappointed to find this a serial killer mystery. Frankly, since my wife is a fan of Criminal Minds, I¿ve had enough serial killers to last a lifetime. But as I got into the story, there were several things that changed my mind. First, this isn¿t about catching a serial killer, it¿s about proving him innocent of the murder he¿s condemned to death for. Second, the characters are very well drawn and the overall writing excellent. And third, I had no idea until the end who did commit the murder. I really liked Mary Willis Walker¿s style and regret not discovering her until now ¿ I¿ll read her other books.