Blood in the Water by Jane Haddam audiobook

Blood in the Water

By Jane Haddam
Read by David Colacci

Dreamscape 9780312644345

The Gregor Demarkian Series: Book 27

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In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. She's the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. She's fake, into everybody's business, and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies, one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognized, is presumed to be Martha Heydrich. The police think they know what happened, that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isn't Martha's at all, but that of an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel the puzzling case.

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Summary

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A 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Top 10 Selection

In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. She's the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. She's fake, into everybody's business, and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies, one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognized, is presumed to be Martha Heydrich.

The police think they know what happened, that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isn't Martha's at all, but that of an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel the puzzling case.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A crafty puzzle.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This series keeps getting better.” Booklist
“A nicely rounded murder mystery that combines a well-paced plotline with interestingly drawn characters. The mix of personal angst and sharp professionalism that is detective Gregor Demarkian adds a little spice to the tale. At first the story seems simple—Haddam provides plenty of clues—but she still manages to have enough twisty plot turns and devious descriptions to keep readers wondering if they know, for sure, who is the culprit. A really engaging mystery that will keep the pages turning eagerly to the final revelation.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Jane Haddam

Author Bio: Jane Haddam

Jane Haddam is the pen name of Orania Papazoglou. She was born in and still lives in Connecticut. She has worked as a teacher and magazine editor in addition to writing over twenty novels, two of which were nominated for an Edgar Award. She was married to mystery writer William L. DeAndrea until his death in 1996. Their son, Matt DeAndrea, is also a writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English