For Detective Roland March, his latest case has become personal. March doesn't know the young female who was stabbed to death, but he thinks he recognizes the crime scene. Nearly ten years ago, March gained national fame as the subject of a true-crime book. But now this crime scene bears eerie similarities to that one. And whispers begin to emerge that March may have put the wrong man behind bars.
Worse, Houston may now have a serial killer on the loose. As more cases emerge that seem connected, and threats against March and those closest to him build, he must solve the case--rescuing not only the city but his own reputation as a homicide cop.
J. Mark Bertrand is the author of the crime novel BACK ON MURDER (Bethany House, 2010), the first in a series featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and now lives in South Dakota with his wife Laurie.
Det. Roland March returns in this gritty and chilling mystery. A woman is conspicuously killed in a Houston suburb and the killer's "creativity" brings back memories for March. Ten years before, a bestselling book detailed a murder he worked on that is all too similar to the circumstances surrounding this woman's gruesome death. Is it merely a coincidence or is a copy cat on the loose? As the bodies begin to pile up, March even begins to wonder if he put the wrong guy away a decade ago. Bertrand (Back on Murder) gives readers wise-cracking detectives, creepy homicide particulars, and clever clues; however, the book often reads more like a television script than a novel. Die-hard detective story fans will most likely recognize and appreciate the book's familiar plot-driven style. Christian readers in particular may enjoy the religious elements that Bertrand shrewdly sprinkles throughout the book. (July)Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.