The Killer Touch

Open Road Media
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An American cop stumbles across a drug ring on a tropical island

No matter how hard she tries, Tracy can’t seem to kill herself. Her hands shake too much to cut her wrists. Wading into the ocean, her body refuses to be drowned. Even the heroin she has been shooting for years has failed to kill her. Her joints aching, she takes another hit, promising herself that she’ll attempt suicide again tomorrow. But she won’t get the chance. Tracy’s just sinking into her high when a man comes through the door, wraps his hands around her neck, and starts to squeeze.
 
Burt March lands on Isle de Trois soon after Tracy’s murder. An American cop visiting the Caribbean to get over a recent near-death experience, he won’t find the relaxation he’s looking for. Isle de Trois may be beautiful, but it’s dangerous. And March will discover that drugs, money, and murder are all it takes to turn paradise into hell.


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About the author

Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905–1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty-two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age “fair play” mystery.
 
Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen’s first appearance came in 1928, when the cousins won a mystery-writing contest with the book that was later published as The Roman Hat Mystery. Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes. Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time. Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee’s death. 
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Aug 11, 2015
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Pages
153
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ISBN
9781504018487
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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