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Life Without Parole: A Kate Conway Mystery (Kate Conway Mysteries) (edition 2012)

by Clare O'Donohue

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Title:Life Without Parole: A Kate Conway Mystery (Kate Conway Mysteries)
Authors:Clare O'Donohue
Info:Plume (2012), Edition: 1, Paperback, 288 pages
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Life Without Parole: A Kate Conway Mystery (Kate Conway Mysteries) by Clare O'Donohue

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The secret to O’Donohue’s Kate Conway character is that she is the antithesis of O’Donohue. The author writes with an energy and vivaciousness that the protagonist lacks. Conway is alone in life, settling into a disturbing trend of inertia and curt to the point of being rude. Even her appearance is downtrodden and dowdy. That she is getting over the sudden death of her husband who she discovered was cheating on her is a decent excuse.
In the second of the Kate Conway series, we find our heroine disgusted with her recent free-lance television production and yearning for a program with a little more sustenance. When she hooks up with a program that wants her to interview two former death-row inmates, their sentences reduced to life without parole, she heads to the penitentiary immediately with her camera and recording crew in tow.
Simultaneously she receives a call wanting her to take on a second job, taping a series about up-and-coming restaurants that are opening in the area. When she finds out that the woman her husband was cheating on her with is one of the investors, and then discovers the rest of the motley crew that are involved with the project, including a local mobster and his wife, she probably should have listened to that inner voice that initially said no, but hey a girl has to pay the rent, right?
Inevitably problems come up with both film locations that indubitably are linked together by a thread; Kate has to figure out which group is lying more than the other without putting her job, and perhaps her life, on the line.
In typical O’Donohue fashion, we are led through a trail of lies and deceit, red herrings and dead bodies in this modern-era cozy and brilliantly woven tale of corruption, unrequited love and life in general, with or without parole.
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  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
The secret to O’Donohue’s Kate Conway character is that she is the antithesis of O’Donohue. The author writes with an energy and vivaciousness that the protagonist lacks. Conway is alone in life, settling into a disturbing trend of inertia and curt to the point of being rude. Even her appearance is downtrodden and dowdy. That she is getting over the sudden death of her husband who she discovered was cheating on her is a decent excuse.
In the second of the Kate Conway series, we find our heroine disgusted with her recent free-lance television production and yearning for a program with a little more sustenance. When she hooks up with a program that wants her to interview two former death-row inmates, their sentences reduced to life without parole, she heads to the penitentiary immediately with her camera and recording crew in tow.
Simultaneously she receives a call wanting her to take on a second job, taping a series about up-and-coming restaurants that are opening in the area. When she finds out that the woman her husband was cheating on her with is one of the investors, and then discovers the rest of the motley crew that are involved with the project, including a local mobster and his wife, she probably should have listened to that inner voice that initially said no, but hey a girl has to pay the rent, right?
Inevitably problems come up with both film locations that indubitably are linked together by a thread; Kate has to figure out which group is lying more than the other without putting her job, and perhaps her life, on the line.
In typical O’Donohue fashion, we are led through a trail of lies and deceit, red herrings and dead bodies in this modern-era cozy and brilliantly woven tale of corruption, unrequited love and life in general, with or without parole.
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  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
This was an enjoyable and engaging mystery. I would definitely recommend it to any mystery fan. See my blog for the full review. ( )
  b00kfan | Apr 17, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0452297826, Paperback)

Missing Persons will have readers eagerly waiting for show time on Kate’s next case.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

After the death of her ex-husband, things are finally returning to normal for Kate Conway—so normal that she’s gotten a little bored. Out of the blue, the television producer is offered a documentary gig about lifers in a state prison. Kate jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she’s also just been asked to produce a reality show about the opening of a new restaurant—one backed by Vera, her dead husband’s mistress. Reluctantly, she agrees to both.

But when one of the restaurant’s investors is murdered and Vera is the chief suspect, Kate must ride a treacherous psychological edge, relying on the minds of death row killers to help her solve the case.

Praise for Clare O’Donohue’s Missing Persons:

“Fascinating characters, multi-faceted story lines, and plenty of action.” —Midwest Book Review

“A series worth collecting.” —Suspense magazine

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:07 -0400)

"Kate Conway's life is only getting more complicated in the wake of her husband's death. She's busy at work and feeling more stable but growing bored with ho-hum domesticated TV shows. So when she's offered a chance to produce a documentary about lifers in the state prison, she jumps at it. It's only a matter of time before someone turns up dead. And then the heat is on while Kate races to exonerate the innocent, uncover the guilty, and keep her own sanity"--… (more)

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