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Book Information: Rosary Girls, the

Rosary Girls, the (2005) [Novel]
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Series: Byrne and Balzano
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

Sprawling beneath the statue of William Penn, Philadelphia is a city of downtrodden crack houses and upscale brownstones. Somewhere in this concrete crazy quilt, one teenage Catholic girl is writing in her diary, another is pouring her heart out to a friend, and yet another is praying. And somewhere in this city is a man who wants these young women to make his macabre fantasy become reality. In a passion play of his own, he will take the girls–and a whole city–over the edge.

Kevin Byrne is a veteran cop who already knows that edge: He’s been living on it far too long. His marriage failing, his former partner wasting away in a hospital, and his heart lost to mad fury, Byrne loves to take risks and is breaking every rule in the book. And now he has been given a rookie partner. Jessica Balzano, the daughter of a famous Philly cop, doesn’t want Byrne’s help. But they will need each other desperately, since they’ve just caught the case of a lifetime: Someone is killing devout young women, bolting their hands together in prayer, and committing an abomination upon their otherwise perfect bodies.

Byrne and Balzano spearhead the hunt for the serial killer, who leads them on a methodically planned journey. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams–and vanish just as quickly. And while Byrne’s sins begin to catch up with him, and Balzano tries to solve the blood-splattered puzzle, the body count rises. Meanwhile, the calendar is approaching Easter and the day of the resurrection. When the last rosary is counted, a madman’s methods will be revealed, and the final crime will be the one that hurts the most.

Original title: The Rosary Girls
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

Edition #1: Rosary Girls, the

Rosary Girls, the (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Readers of this terrifying page-turner are in the hands of a master storyteller. Be prepared to stay up all night." James Ellroy
  • "Gripping...You begin The Rosary Girls out of curiosity but finish it out of compulsion. " Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Rosary Girls, the (February 16, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099486886
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 1.4 in
Pages: 533

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