On, Off: A Novel (Carmine Delmonico #1)
All the victims were pretty girls.
When the remains of a young woman are found at a Connecticut neurological institute, Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is called to investigate. It is only the first of a serial kil...more
I really do not like when authors present something at the very end that is not even remotely revealed in the book. Part of a mystery is that we the reader are involved with the detective in solving it, and many times we guess way before the detective, b ...more
Briefly, the book takes place in 1965 in Connecticut and follows a detective, Carmine, as he attempts to solve a "multiple murder" case that is closely tied to the heavily endowed neurological research center, the "Hug," in the earliest days of f ...more
The story begins in October 1965 with the gruesome discover ...more
There a lot of suspects who might be responsible for placing a mutilated, headless body in the refuse refrigerator at the research center of a small private university in Connecticut. Lieutenant Delmonico has the case and ultimately discovers the responsible party, but not before there are more, similar killings. In all the story convolutions, ...more
Dou por mim a ver os acontecimentos se desenrolarem, sem que tenha qualquer pista sobre quem possa ser o assassino! Mais para o final do livro lá me deparei com uma situação que me deixou a pensar, mas depressa notei que tinha tido uma intuição errada, pois diante das circunstâncias que eram apresentadas como poderia ser possível??
Mas... Eis que tudo se explica e afinal a minha primeira intuição estava certa! :))
Um policial sem dúvida muito à frente!!
I am of an age, that the book The Thorn Birds by her was very popular and I can remember reading the book quickly in order to stay in front of the TV series of it that aired in the 80's. I have read oth ...more
This is quite intriguing – the book is published in 2005, but set in 1965. it doesn’t seem long enough ago to be regarded as a historical novel (murder mystery, actually) – though my children and grandchildren might a ...more
Enquanto lia, enquanto mudava as páginas, parecia que o mundo parava a sua agitação e tudo ficava sereno, o que é bastante estranho já que se trata de uma história sobre uma investigação de um "serial killer" bastante perverso. Mas a escrita de Colleen é tão serena, tão madura, tão equilibrada que é como se nos conduzisse no meio de uma tormenta, protegidos numa bolha de tranquilidade. É puro prazer.
A história está muito bem construída, ...more
Firstly the suspect list - there was a suspect list a mile long. I didn't guess the killer and monitoring all of the suspects with all their different issues were a bit tricky.
There is a love affair in here which seemed a bit out of place. I almost felt like slapping him and saying "girls are being murdered and here you are flirting!". This was a bit of a detraction for me.
The "On, Off" at the end got a bit annoying. The ending was ...more
En commençant ma lecture, je m’attendais à être conquise mais si l’histoire est plutôt prenante , il y a des longueurs interminables ! Il y a tellement de descriptions sur chaque chose que s’en devient lassant. Et au final même au milieu du bouquin l’enquête n’avance pas. Pour moi, ce n’est pas possible ! Un thriller a besoin de malmener ses lecteurs, de leur donner des suspects potentiels mais ici RIEN de tout cela et c’est tellement frustrant, il n’y a a ...more
First of all, I think that she needed time to get to grips with this new sub ...more
Conocía a la autora por su libro La nueva vida de Miss Bennet, libro que no me gustó mucho, pero con este thriller perfectamente estructurado, me ha enamorado. Haci ...more
Por outro lado, e como na maioria dos policiais, há um vasto desfile de personagens com a clara intenção de criar na mente do leit ...more
The book should have been called 'Overkill' as that is what it contained. Excessively prolific murderous mayhem. I also hated the stereotyping (a German who had met Hitler, an Indian Royal with his head up his ass and a Japanese weirdo - surely each could have as easily been white Americans. And everyone is rich as Croesus and has a secret as well as a secret basement.) There are so many red h ...more
The book is the first book about Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico, set in the 60's, in Connecticut. There is a sadistic serial killer who is raging the city, always leaving the police several steps behind. The murderer is a sexual sadist and is killing young girls at a quick pace - Del ...more
Raised by her mother in Wellington and then Sydney, McCullough began writing stories at age 5. She flourished at Catholic schools and earned a physiology degree from the University of New South Wales in 1963. Planning become a doctor, she found that she had a violent aller ...more