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She Felt No Pain: A Holly Martin Mystery (Holly Martin #2)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The verdant lushness of Vancouver Island is not without its dangers... Summer on Vancouver Island gets off to a rocky start with the discovery of the body of a homeless man. RCMP Corporal Holly Martin notices drug paraphernalia nearby, and the autopsy reveals death from a combination of heroin and a synthetic opiate. Information leads Holly to believe that he had hidden so...more
ebook, 284 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Napoleon and Co (first published January 1st 2010)
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Martha Cheves
She Felt No Pain – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

‘He snugged the rubber tubing around his arm, laughing as his body cooperated with a bulging vein. Born to shoot. A crust from a sore on one elbow was still pink, but he read no warning of infection. Soft beds and softer women on the way. The skags he’d met on the road were all bones and dry. Then he filled the syringe, tipped up and tapped to get the air out, plunged into the vein and pulled back with blood. Then back a...more
Julia Madeleine
She Felt No Pain
by Lou Allin
RendezVous Crime (2010)

In the sequel to, And On The Surface Die, Canadian author Lou Allin takes us on a suspenseful journey into the heart of Vancouver Island’s tourist district at the height of summer with the mysterious death of a homeless man. To RCMP Corporal Holly Martin, the man’s death appears to be from an apparent drug overdose. But there’s things that don’t add up, like the wad of cash in his pocket. As Martin begins to put the pieces together, she is simul...more
Melinda Seyler
Mar 08, 2013 Melinda Seyler rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This is a mystery by a Vancouver Island writer, set just north of where I live. I found it, initially, fascinating to read of restaurants, roads and stores I know and to follow the path of the RCMP officer who is investigating the death of a homeless man. As the story progressed I began to find the detail a bit much. I wonder how someone from say, Iowa City would feel knowing that locals can get discounts by asking at a very expensive restaurant, or to have a detailed description of a local road...more
Neil Mudde
Being a lover of Vancouver Island I could not pass up this story set in this most beautiful part of our country Canada,indeed the world, as is the case with all mysteries one does not like to talk about the plot in order to spoil it for the next reader, suffice it to say Holly Martin is an RCMP Corporal and deals with a dead body found in the bush, and begins investigating the dead person checks out his background etc. this is my first book by Lou Allin, she has written several Belle Palmer book...more
A confident and excellent novel. Lou Allin really brings out the locale in this story -- and what's not to like in beautiful BC? I thought the plot imaginative and the characters engaging. This is the perfect book to just sit down and read in one giant gulp. You will find it hard to put down.
RCMP Corporal Holly Martin and her team are beginning to work a little better together as they work to solve the case of the unusual OD of a homeless man in vacation mecca Fossil Bay. She is still a bit naive but is gaining a bit if experience.
I little too slow for my liking but all in all gives you a feel for small communites and law enforcement in BC.
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Lou sings two anthems, born in Toronto, Canada, but raised in Ohio. Her father followed the film business to Cleveland in 1948. His profession explains her passion for classic films and debt to Ted Turner.
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