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Hawk Moon (Robert Payne #2)
by Ed Gorman
Two beautiful Indian women are found dead with their noses cut off - an old Indian practice to punish infidelity - in this suspenseful second mystery by best-selling author Ed Gorman. The mutilation murders stun the quiet Iowa town of Cedar Rapids and call for the special skills of criminal psychologist Robert Payne, who uses clues from the crime scene to piece together a...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press
(first published 1995)
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This book talks about how a very popular high school athlete is faced with something that he never did. He was on the verge of breaking a high school rushing record. The night before he breaks up with his girlfriend and she gets killed. Since he was the last one to see her alive everyone thinks that he did it. He has to try to save himself from being sent to jail for a crime he never committed. He has these dreams during the night shoowing where his x-girlfriend is and giving him clues about wha...more
Good murder-mystery by Gorman has Iowa detective and lady Indian cop investigating a brutal murder. This murder is eerily similar to another murder committed in 1903 that was investigated by one of the first women "scientific" investigators. Recommended to mystery fans.
Edward Joseph Gorman was born somewhere in the U.S. in 1941. He spent 20 years in the advertising industry before leaving to write full-time in 1984. Since then, he has been incredibly prolific, averaging 2-3 novels a year in addition to many short stories, editing anthologies, and founding and editing Mystery Scene, the new magazine of the mystery field. He has written in many genres, particularl...moreMore about Ed Gorman...