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Alan Russell

When Alan Russell writes his novels, he always plays the "what if" game: What if you were the son of a serial murderer and it suddenly appears to the world as if you are repeating your father's sordid history? What if you are the holder of a grim secret with international consequences, but telling that secret implicates you in the death of an innocent? What if you are a homicide detective trying to solve a murder case in which the only witness is a young woman who offers up clues in the forms of her exotic multiple personalities?

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
   No Cats, No Chocolate (2004) (with Ken Kuhlken)
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : Multiple Wounds

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