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Wallflower

(Frank Janek #3)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Frank Janek, the unforgettable detective from the bestselling Switch, returns in a brilliant, shocking thriller. To capture a killer possessed by the most extreme sexual obsessions, Janek must try to think like a twisted murderer. And since the creep murdered Janek's beloved goddaughter, Janek's interest is entirely personal.
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Published May 1st 1992 by Jove (first published 1991)
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Sridhar Babu
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AUTHOR..
William Bayer..
CHARACTERS..
Frank Janek, Jessica Foy, Beverly Archer, Monika, Aaron, Diana Proctor and others..
LOCATION..
New York and Cleveland (USA)..
GENRE..
Suspense...

ABOUT THE BOOK.
" WALLFLOWER ...means a southern European plant with fragrant yellow, orange-red, dark red, or brown flowers that bloom in early spring.
"WALLFLOWER ...also mean, a shy or excluded person, miserable, unhappy women who became a monster, like our heroine "BEVERLY ARCHER.."

PLOT...
THE KILLINGS // MURDERS..
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Cosmonautbullfrog
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is part of a series. It's not the first one, but it's the one I read. Some of the books in the Frank Janek series were turned into television films in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Janek was played by Richard Crenna. They were pretty good films.

Wallflower eludes to these films, talking about how Janek's investigations got turned into a mini series. Wallflower was adapted into a film called The Forget-Me-Not Murders. There are a few changes but mostly kept the same tone.

The book re
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Susan
Jan 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One day a week or so ago I was in my favorite bookshop just wandering around and chatting with the owner when I asked what was new.... He said that William Bayer had just dropped into the shop with his wife and they had had a lovely visit. I'd never heard of William Bayer and made the shop owner tell all (nosey??? not me!). He's long been a Bayer fan so I got the full scoop and walked out with Wallflower. It finally surfaced on my 'read me next pile' and ... wow. It's a GREAT story. New York Pol ...more
Marion
L'intrigue a -je trouve- du mal à démarrer. Tout l'épisode de Venise ne m'a pas vraiment interpelée. En revanche, le reste du livre avec cette histoire criminelle hautement malsaine est -je dois le reconnaître- assez intéressante à lire.
Geoffrey Duallo
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
the plot/story was good, since i like psychological mysteries, but i dont feel satisfied with the ending.
i did learn more about how humans behaviours work, and exciting to read.
Kurt Criscione
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-cop-noir, proof
Great Character... good series, i need to go back and read the first book and i look forward to the rest of the series. Too bad i can't seem to find the TV movies anywhere.
Sourabh Kuipally
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book.Liked it so much.Hadn't had any expectation but was surprised.Very very good book and looking forward to read bayer's switch.
Marianne
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Whoa! Quite the plot. Likable main character too, in an unusual homicide det.
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WILLIAM BAYER is the author of nineteen fiction and non-fiction books. Thirteen of his novels are now available in ebook and audiobook editions. His books have been published in fourteen foreign languages. Two of his novels, Switch and Pattern Crimes, were New York Times best sellers.

Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of an attorney-father and screenwriter-mother ( Eleanor Perry). He was educat
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