Live Bait

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A murder-free spell in Minneapolis is shattered when two elderly men are found murdered in one night – both self-sufficient, utterly innocent, and beloved. As the victim toll mounts, homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to find a connection between victims in a demographic group rarely targeted by serial killers, and find elusive threads that uncover a series of horrendous secrets, some buried within the heart of the police department itself, blurring the lines between heroes and villains. Grace MacBride’s cold-case-solving software may find the missing link – but at a terrible price.


“Another winner…With generous doses of humor and suspense, this sharp, satisfying thriller will rivet readers from the start.”

-Publishers Weekly

“Quick-witted and paced, with a snappy plot that incorporates romance, gore, and a surprise ending.”

-Entertainment Weekly

“These are people readers care about and want to spend time with – a crucial element for the enduring series this promises to become.”

-The Cleveland Plain Dealer