Giving chase to a cold case

Updated: 2013-03-12 15:45

(China Daily/Agencies)

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Fictional detective Louis Kincaid is back and tangled in yet another eerie murder, as the sister duo behind the best-selling mystery novelist P.J. Parrish brings back the private investigator after a three-year hiatus in their latest novel Heart of Ice.

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Parrish, a pseudonym for Detroit-born sisters Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols, is known for unearthing grisly decades-old murder cases for fictional former police detective Kincaid to solve with few clues at hand in an era before DNA evidence.

But Montee says the duo needed a break from Kincaid to breath new life into the series after nine novels in 10 years, including 2006's Unquiet Grave, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Paperback Original. Heart of Ice, which was released on Feb 26, is the tandem's first Kincaid novel since 2010's The Little Death.

In the new novel, Kincaid stumbles upon a 21-year-old murder case gone cold after his 10-year-old daughter falls into a pile of human bones on northern Michigan's Mackinac Island.

China Daily - Reuters


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