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Post-Mortem Effects

Post-Mortem Effects

(1987)
(The second book in the Frank deSales series)
A novel by

 
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Boyle's detective Francis DeSales and professor Tim Desmond collaborate on investigating crimes again, in this frighteningly suspenseful novel. The setting is the borough of Brooklyn, with a volatile citizenry ethnically and religiously mixed. When a small gentile boy is killed, the ignorant accuse the ultra-orthodox Jews, who, in turn, attack each otherLubavitchers against Hasids. Later, a black pharmacist is murdered and, according to Desmonda specialist in criminality and religious ritesthe body suggests a voodoo ceremony. The situation is tense in all the neighborhoods as Halloween approaches, and Desmond takes his little son Nick to the daylong celebration in Prospect Park. Despite the police force's blanket covering of the scene, Nick is seized by a psychotic killer, while simultaneously, DeSales's former lover, TV personality Megan Moore, is abducted. The chase scenes are almost intolerably long and feverish as they mark the height of nonstop crises involving the entire community. Boyle here contradicts the title of his socko novel, Only the Dead Know Brooklyn. It's abundantly clear that he knows the borough intimately.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Postmortem Effects
Author(s): Thomas Boyle
ISBN: 0-340-41777-3 / 978-0-340-41777-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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October 1987 : USA Hardback
Title: Post Mortem Effects
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-670-81325-7 / 978-0-670-81325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

March 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Postmortem Effects (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Thomas Boyle
ISBN: 0-340-52026-4 / 978-0-340-52026-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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October 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Post-Mortem Effects (Crime Monthly)
Author(s): Thomas Boyle
ISBN: 0-14-009753-8 / 978-0-14-009753-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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November 1988 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Post-mortem Effects
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-14-778385-2 / 978-0-14-778385-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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