The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari audiobook

The Doll Maker

By Richard Montanari
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Little, Brown & Company 9780316244732

The Byrne and Balzano Series: Book 8

13.57 Hours 1
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Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.

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Summary

Summary

Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children.


A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.


Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll.


It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] thrilling read…Richard Montanari’s expertly woven tale unfolds beautifully and smartly, never giving away too much, but always maintaining a sense of urgency and suspense that makes the act of reading such a joy.” Examiner (London)
“A crime novel that reminded me how fun it is to be scared of my own reflection at three a.m. The plot is dense, blood-soaked, and thrilling.” New York Daily News
“Compelling…Montanari creates a large cast of believable, moving characters, men and women with families, needs, and histories. The workings of the Philadelphia PD are as detailed and convincing as those of Isola in an Ed McBain novel, in which the city itself becomes a virtual character.” Publishers Weekly
“A master storyteller. Be prepared to stay up all night.” James Ellroy, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Richard Montanari

Author Bio: Richard Montanari

Richard Montanari is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and scores of other national and regional publications. He is the OLMA-winning author of the internationally acclaimed thrillers Deviant Way and The Violet Hour that have now been published in more than twenty countries.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English