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The Dead and the Dying (a John Mason thriller)

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Detective John Mason has always been unconventional. But when he learns he's dying of cancer and has less than five years to live, all bets are off...

Meanwhile, there's a killer on the loose. Someone who's already dumped the body of a teenager in a Miami harbour. Someone who has more than a dozen others tied up somewhere, awaiting the same fate.

But why? For fun? Or is it p
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Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2011)
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Amanda
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was captivated and I love that this was not one of those books that you need to run out and grab everything in the series to have a disappointing ending. It was fulfilling and made me want to keep reading.
Kristen
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the first installment of Amy Cross's Joanna Mason thriller series, the Dead and the Dying, this thriller was told in four big parts by three POVs. Joanna Mason was a police detective for the NYPD, when this whole ball of yarn started to unravel on the 12th anniversary of the Sam Gazade serial murders--the same day he was to be executed. Joanna was one of his victims, the only who escaped him and was severely injured. Now she was dealing with her second round of breast cancer, something she ha ...more
Connie  Bredernitz
Disappointing

It is always disappointing to read a good book, but be distracted by the poor editing. I mean, come on, Ms Clarke, is called by two different names on the same page! Little mistakes are numerous through out the book.
Beverley Spiller
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved it kind of reminded me of a modern day colombo the detective even thou its a woman the same methodical solving of the clues and not letting it go great gory read as well
John Rogers
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not quite so sure about this one. It doesn't quite seem to really get going, but it's still got some good ideas in it. Wavered between 3 and 4 stars but chosen 4 because I like the central character.
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no rating...could not finish...did not keep my attention
Virgil Moore
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how she keeps writing all these books, but her quality and imagination keep increasing. This is a good read.
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Amy Cross writes novels and short stories in a number of genres, mainly horror, paranormal and fantasy. Books include The Farm, Annie's Room, The Island, Eli's Town and Asylum.
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