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The Resource Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase, Thomas Kies

Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase, Thomas Kies

Label
Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase
Title
Random Road
Title remainder
introducing Geneva Chase
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's a crime scene worthy of Hieronymus Bosch, so shocking and so senseless it challenges the local law and intrigues veteran reporter Geneva Chase whose career may be dying alongside that of her small town newspaper.The Sheffield Post headline shouts, "Cops Call Murder Scene 'Slaughterhouse." On the scene, Genie spurs the Deputy Police Chief to tell her quietly, "Six bodies...all nude...hacked to pieces." Even tough Geneva shivers. How could such a slaughter happen on Connecticut's moneyed Gold Coast? To privileged couples inside a historic 1898 Queen Anne mansion on the shoreline of Long Island Sound? Where is the protection afforded by the gated community and the security technology in place? For Geneva, battling alcoholism and bad choices, writing this story is the last chance to redeem herself. She's lost every other major news job she's had. Working at her hometown newspaper is the end of the line-there will be nowhere else to go.But ink still flows thick in her veins. Her story on Sheffield's unlikely killing field is the Post's lead, soon picked up by metro papers, and she keeps it, exposing the turbulence beneath the rich and entitleds' secrets, their ability to buy off embarrassments. She's also tracking community connections, watching a hit-and-run case disappear through a large donation, interviewing dangerous suspects, visiting a swingers club, joining cops for a burglary bust, and taking a guided tour to spot history's underwater ghost.All this despite the distractions of the married man she can't quite ditch and the sweet if shaky love affair she starts with an old high school sweetheart. Can she keep her drinking under control and do her job well enough to keep from getting fired, finish the story, not further screw up her life? And not get killed?
Member of
Summary
Reporter and recovering alcoholic Geneva Chase investigates a gruesome murder in Connecticut in an attempt to save her career, while she navigates an affair with a married man and rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563047
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kies, Thomas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Geneva Chase mystery
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Murder
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Murder
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Women journalists
  • Connecticut
Target audience
adult
Label
Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase, Thomas Kies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981613208
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781464208027
Lccn
2016952646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981613208
Label
Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase, Thomas Kies
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981613208
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781464208027
Lccn
2016952646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981613208

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