Gone Black

Claire Morgan Investigations

Book 2
Lyrical Press
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"A tough, no-nonsense detective...edgy, clever!" —Beverly Barton

A Vengeful Plot

His wife is dead, and he knows exactly who’s to blame. Nothing will bring her back, but exacting justice is the next best thing—at least for a grieving mafioso...

A Vanquished Love

Claire Morgan’s life is finally coming together. The newly minted private investigator is about to marry the man of her dreams, psychiatrist Nicholas Black, and embark on an Italian honeymoon. But dreams have a funny way of vanishing into thin air...

A Valiant Pursuit

Claire assumed Black was dead when his plane exploded in Europe, but a disturbing call reveals he’s being held captive by a sworn enemy. Now, the would-be bride and a covert coterie must find and free him—before death’s black veil ensnares them all...


Praise For Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan Thrillers

"One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." —Fresh Fiction

"Chilling, compelling suspense...be prepared to lose sleep!" —Eileen Dryer

"Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" —Midwest Book Review

"Plenty of suspense and surprises." —Publishers Weekly
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Lyrical Press
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Published on
Jan 5, 2016
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Pages
298
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ISBN
9781601833884
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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