TESS GERRITSEN, Bestselling author of Body Double: A
smashing debut! This is grab-you-by-the-throat suspense,
written by someone who has actually walked the disturbing
walk of an investigator. Elizabeth Becka roars onto the forensic
thriller scene with all guns blazing.
JAN BURKE, Edgar-winning author of Bloodlines: Get in on the
ground floor of this series, which deserves to go straight to the
top. Characters you'll care about, edge-of-your-seat suspense,
and fascinating details that never slow the action--just a few of
the reasons you're going to love the Evelyn James series.
JEREMIAH HEALY, author of Invasion of Privacy: The
combination of a credible, likeable hero and a bizarre, chilling
story is rare in crime fiction, but in Trace Evidence, Elizabeth
Becka makes the tumblers click perfectly. Expect comparisons
to The Silence of the Lambs and a nomination for Best First
Mystery of the year.
A BookSense pick for August, 2005: "I
sat down and read Trace Evidence in one
sitting. This unsentimental mystery
gives readers a gripping look inside the
world of forensic investigation. I can't
wait to recommend this one!" --Betsy
Goree, The Book Shelf, Tryon, NC
JEFF LINDSAY, author of the Darkly Dreaming Dexter series: Elizabeth
Becka has that rare combination of authentic detail and good
story-telling that makes Unknown Means an irresistible read."
Forensic scientist Evelyn James of the Cleveland Medical Examiner's
office returns for this welcome second novel, following Becka's debut,
Trace Evidence. Becka, a Cape Coral, Fla., forensic scientist formerly
with the Cleveland coroner's office, keeps the details of this gripping
procedural vivid all the way up to the harrowing finale. Fans of Patricia
Cornwell's prickly Kay Scarpetta will find Evelyn a complementary
A forensic analyst is steamrolled by what looks like rush hour for
violent death in greater Cleveland. Fashionable forensics, sound
procedural work and a likable and believable heroine. Very reminiscent
of Patricia Cornwell's early novels, before she went off the deep end and
started sending Scarpetta against monsters in human form.
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