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Nightlife : a novel

by Perry, Thomas, 1947-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 21 copies
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Summary
Thomas Perry's novels of suspense have been celebrated for their "dazzling ingenuity" (The New York Times Book Review) and for writing that is "as sharp as a sushi knife" (Los Angeles Times). By turns horrifying and erotic, Perry's new thriller takes us on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that pits two women against each other: a beautiful serial killer and the detective who is determined to stop her. When the cousin of Los Angeles underworld figure Hugo Poole is found shot to death in his Portland, Oregon, home, police find nothing at the scene of the crime except several long strands of blond hair hinting that a second victim may have been involved. Hotel security tapes from the victim's last vacation reveal an out-of-focus picture of a young blond woman entering and leaving his room. Could she also be a murder victim? Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbes is determined to solve the case and locate the missing blonde, but her feelings, and the investigation, are complicated when Hugo hires private detective Joe Pitt to perform a parallel investigation. As the Joe and Catherine form an uneasy alliance, the murder count rises--and both realize that the pretty young woman in the security tapes is not a victim at all. As Catherine follows the evidence, she finds herself in a deadly contest with an unpredictable adversary capable of changing her appearance and identity at will. Catherine must use everything she knows, as a homicide detective and as a woman, to stop a murderer who kills on impulse and with ease, and who becomes more efficient and elusive with each crime. From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Perry, whose many thrillers have won numerous awards, including an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy 0 (1982), returns with another nail-biter. The center of interest for Portland Homicide is a female serial killer, whom the reader sees in chapters devoted to her as a shape-shifter and a highly skilled manipulator of men and situations. The police catch on to the tip of this iceberg woman when the cousin of an L.A. Mob figure is found shot to death in his home in Portland--two blond hairs matching his girlfriend's are left at the scene. Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbes uneasily accepts the help of an L.A. private eye known for both his expertise and his arrogance. This novel's intensity comes from the skillful way in which Perry lets readers in on the secrets of the serial killer: we see her change disguises and identities; we see her pick up and destroy men. We see more than the police and the private eye do, as they try to find the woman they suspect killed the Portland man, and as we see her leave that old identity far, far behind. Perry also offers a complex character in detective Catherine Hobbes as she races against the private eye to catch a protean killer. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Serial killer Charlene Buckner-aka Tanya Starling, Rachel Sturbridge, Nancy Mills, and several other monikers-changes her identity each time she commits a murder. By the end of Perry's mesmerizing novel (Pursuit; The Butcher's Boy), Charlene has racked up an impressive body count and her own personal Rolodex of bogus names. Yes, as a child she had a slutty mom, and yes, she was abandoned in her late teens, but her life story is hardly the horror show of most fictional serial killers. Perry patiently shows that it doesn't necessarily take child molestation and brutality to create a murderer. "She was just a regular person who had always wanted what everybody else wanted-to be happy." Portland police detective Sgt. Catherine Hobbes investigates Charlene's first kill, Dennis Poole, and follows close behind her, always just a little too late to catch Charlene or save her latest victim, as Charlene moves on to San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas and other locales, where she pauses just long enough to commit another murder. Hobbes has her own issues, and by the end the two women have grown close not only in proximity but in identity as well. Reinterpreting conventions and confounding readers' expectations with fascinating characters, this is Perry at his best. (Mar. 14) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Police -- Oregon -- Portland -- Fiction.
Women murderers -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.
Portland (Ore.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 373 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 1400060044
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