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Winter House (2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425204650, Mass Market Paperback)
A reclusive senior citizen kills an intruder—but there's more to the story. In Carol O'Connell's new novel New York City officer Kathleen Mallory purges a woman of her mysterious past—and the flesh-and-blood ghosts of a violent family legacy.
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"It seems cut-and-dried at first: A burglar has been caught in the act and killed by a scissors-wielding homeowner. Except that the dead man was no burglar, but a hired killer. And he was stabbed not with a pair of scissors, but with an ice pick - and then with the scissors. And the homeowner is in fact the most famous lost child in NYPD history, missing for almost sixty year, thought to have been kidnapped after the massacre of her family - five siblings, father, stepmother, nanny, and housekeeper - nearly the entire household wiped out ... with an ice pick." "As Mallory and her official and unofficial partners, Riker and Charles Butler, investigate, a remarkable story begins to emerge - one of murderous greed and family horror, abandonment and loss, revenge and twisted love - a ghost story peopled by all-too-real flesh and blood. And in the end, though more people will die, and not well, it is Mallory herself who will be most changed."--BOOK JACKET.
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