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Sorrow to the Grave

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Publisher's Weekly
The publication of this recently discovered manuscript must have Shannon (who died in 1988) turning in her grave; it isn't up to the usual high standards of the veteran police procedural author ( Destiny of Death , etc.). A full-time nurse moves in to care for the elderly Fosters after Mr. Foster has a stroke, but Brenda Sheldon, their 27-year-old neighbor in southern California, becomes suspicious after Clyde Foster dies and his wife sign power-of-attorney privileges over to the nurse, who promptly puts their home up for sale. Informed of Brenda's misgivings, Santa Monica police sergeant Daniel Valentine deploys his men to look into the matter, even though he has no reason to suspect foul play. The detectives discover a chain of questionable deaths involving senior citizens the nurse has cared for, but can't find enough evidence to justify her arrest. Although the subject of older people in jeopardy has emotional power, readers won't believe that the men in blue would doggedly examine this extremely tenuous situation--a case that is finally resolved only through trickery.

Library Journal
Discovered by Shannon's literary executors, this police procedural centers on the recurrent harmful effects of a practical nurse's ministrations.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Sorrow to the Grave: A Mystery
Author(s): Dell Shannon
ISBN: 0-688-11577-2 / 978-0-688-11577-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Sorrow to the Grave
Author(s): Dell Shannon
Publisher: Orion
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October 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sorrow to the Grave (Murder Room)
Author(s): Dell Shannon
Publisher: The Murder Room
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