Flowers from the Grave [Inspector Jane Doe Series #1]
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by Wendy Laing
Description: The first in the Inspector Jane Doe adult mystery/paranormal series. Inspector Jane Doe, head of Melbourne Homicide is staying in an isolated cliff top cottage. She's recovering from near fatal head injuries received from a serial killer. Ryan O'Byrne a stranger on the beach befriends her. Jane's idyllic sojourn turns into a nightmare. Who is sending her flowers with threatening notes attached? Is Ryan truly a ghost? Can she trust Ryan as a friend or is he in fact the serial killer, and she his next victim?
eBook Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing, 2004 Writers Exchange E-Publishing
eBookwise Release Date: November 2004
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [187 KB]
Reading time: 118-165 min.
"So, Jane Doe, you kept your promise."
Jane noted that the voice was breathless and disguised. "Yes. Why don't you come out, and we can talk?" Jane peered into the darkness of the warehouse, but she could only see a vague shape in the shadows. "You asked me to come. You said you have information about the serial killer."
"Yes," she lied. "Please come over here. I'd prefer not to call out to you."
The man moved a few steps towards her, but stayed in the shadows. "I'm glad you came alone, as requested, Jane Doe."
Jane's nerves tingled down her back. You don't know, mate, but Steve is outside! The stocky figure moved another step closer. At that instant, Jane realized why she could not see his face. He wore a dark balaclava. She feigned nonchalance as she spoke. "What do you want to tell me?"
The hoarse voice echoed around the empty warehouse. "I know who you're looking for. But I can't tell you his name or it will be the end of me."
"We can give you protection--"
"I don't want protection, Inspector, I just want you to know that this man is clever--he targets prostitutes."