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The Past Tense

(The fifth book in the Diagnosis Murder series)
A novel by

Dr. Mark Sloan is startled to discover a dead woman--dressed as a mermaid--washed up on the beach outside his home. Even more bizarre, the autopsy reveals a digital memory card within a capsule inside the body's stomach. The card contains the report of a forty-three-year-old murder in Los Angeles--the first homicide case Mark ever solved, when he was a struggling intern and newlywed father.

When a second body is discovered--a woman who was apparently the victim of an impromptu autopsy in her own kitchen--the good doctor realizes that he must find the connection between the two murders. And perhaps more urgently, the connection to his own past...

Genre: Mystery

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"With a devilish plot sense, sophisticated humor, and smooth writing style, Lee Goldberg's Diagnosis Murder books never fail to please." - Donald Bain

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