Our Lady of Pain

Our Lady of Pain

A Mark Tartaglia Mystery

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia and his partner, Detective Sergeant Sam Donovan investigate after art dealer Rachel Tenison is found dead in Holland Park.

Perseus Publishing
On a snowy February morning, London art dealer Rachel Tenison goes for a jog through Holland Park. Still giddy from the previous evening, her legs wobbly from too much drink and too little sleep, she trips and falls at the bottom of an icy hill. Lying on her back, enjoying the sensation of snowflakes melting on her skin, she savors the unexpected stillness of the moment. But then there’s a sharp crack of a tree branch close behind her, followed by a voice, softly calling her name.

Two days later, when Rachel’s naked, frozen body is discovered in the park, bound and arranged in a strangely symbolic manner, detectives Mark Tartaglia and Sam Donovan are assigned the case. Still haunted by the Bridegroom, a chillingly seductive serial killer with a penchant for lonely girls and deadly heights, they're forced to put the past behind them as they try to uncover the identity of Rachel’s murderer. They find that as much mystery surrounds Rachel’s life as does her death, and when a tip from a journalist draws their attention to similarities between this murder and an unsolved crime committed the year before, the web becomes more tangled than ever.


Blackwell North Amer
On a snowy February morning, London art dealer Rachel Tenison goes for a jog through a dark and deserted Holland Park, Still giddy from the previous evening's adventures, her legs; wobbly from too much drink and too little sleep, she trips and falls at the bottom of an icy hill. Lying on her back, enjoying the sensation of snowflakes melting on her skin, she savors the unexpected stillness of the moment. And then - the sharp crack of a tree branch close behind her, followed by a voice, softly calling her name.
Two days later, Rachel's naked, frozen body is discovered kneeling in an overgrown section of the park, her wrists and ankles bound with duct tape, her head touching the ground as if in prayer.
Still haunted by the Bridegroom - a chillingly seductive killer who insinuated his way into their personal lives - detectives Mark Tartaglia and Sam Donovan must put the past behind them as they work to uncover the identity of Rachel's murderer. They soon find, however, that as much mystery surrounds the young woman's life as attends her death. And when a tip from a journalist draws their attention to similarities between Rachel's death and an unsolved murder committed the year before the web becomes more tangled than ever.

Publisher: San Francisco : MacAdam Cage, 2008
ISBN: 9781596923164
1596923164
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FORBE...E
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 24 cm

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