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Past Rites

(The third book in the Detective Temeke series)
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Lies hurt. Truth kills.

Four years after the tragic suicide of Alice Delgado, eldest daughter of Albuquerque's top racing driver, her younger sister, Lily, is reported missing and two of her peers are found dead. Detective Temeke's investigation leads him to a private boarding school on the Rio Grande where the discovery of occult practices and an ancient book ignite a chain reaction of heartbreaking truths.

What madness connects these girls to a ruthless killer? Against a background of simmering police tension and mounting victims, detectives Temeke and Santiago are in a desperate race to learn the truth before it's too late.

Past Rites is a dark and gripping novel that will have you turning the pages at speed!

Spread thick with winter chill, Stibbe delivers a richly textured, breathtaking novel. Some secrets can never be buried. Litouture Cafe.

Excellent third novel. Fans of psychological fiction will enjoy Claire Stibbe's original and unnerving portrayal of the darker side of human nature. Dr. Marco Storey, PhD in Narrative Theory & Criticism.

Vividly and believably drawn characters that are the series hallmark. It should be put at the top of every "to be read" pile! Paul Henderson, Crime Fiction New Mexico.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago


What people are saying about PAST RITES:

"Tense action and complex psychological motivation is woven into a wonderfully satisfying novel." ~ Kristin Gleeson - Author of the Celtic Knot Series

Despite - or because of - knowing so many writers, I still feel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tingle because I think it's GOOD. I read MANY books and I only review and recommend those I really like, so of course this shows my taste as a reader. If you like modern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this. A new detective walks the mean streets of my bookshelves - Temeke. - The 13th Sign Publishing.

"This is crime fiction with a serrated edge and a brilliant sheen." - Marco Storey, author and speaker

"An assured page-turner that leads inexorably to a satisfying conclusion. I can't wait for Detective Temeke Book 4!" - Jean Gill - The Troubadours Quartet

Genre: Mystery

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