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The Killing Lessons

(2015)
(The first book in the Valerie Hart, Homicide Detective series)
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"This novel breaks brilliant. It's hard to tell what's the best part of The Killing Lessons: the sweaty-palm plot that races along like a squadcar on a high-speed pursuit, the breathtaking depictions of the characters, good and bad, or author Black's inimitable style. My vote? All three." -Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek

In their isolated country house, a mother and her two children prepare to wait out a blinding snowstorm. Two violent predators walk through the door. Nothing will ever be the same.

When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done.
For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims-women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them-has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens.
But the murders at the Cooper farmhouse didn't quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena's ten-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more dangerous than what she's running from.
In this extraordinary, pulse-pounding debut, Saul Black takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath, and into the troubled heart of the woman determined to stop him.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Killing Lessons (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-4104-8587-0 / 978-1-4104-8587-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-250-05734-5 / 978-1-250-05734-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart 1)
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-4091-5294-4 / 978-1-4091-5294-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-250-13354-8 / 978-1-250-13354-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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August 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-250-06755-3 / 978-1-250-06755-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart 1)
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-4091-5296-0 / 978-1-4091-5296-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Killing Lessons
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-4091-5295-2 / 978-1-4091-5295-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
ISBN: 1-4272-6399-X / 978-1-4272-6399-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   


May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Killing Lessons
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Audible GmbH
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart 1)
Author(s): Saul Black
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   



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