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A Death Before Dying

(1990)
(A book in the Frank Hastings series)
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An old friend is murdered, and Hastings will do anything he can to avenge her.

When Frank Hastings knew Meredith Powell, she was a gawky 10-year-old without a care in the world. More than two decades later, she has grown into a stunning beauty - but the gleam in her eye is gone. Over lunch, Meredith confesses that she lives in terror of her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a possessive, rage-filled man named Charles. Hastings, a homicide lieutenant with the San Francisco police department, offers to help her escape. She refuses, and they part ways - unaware that Charles has been watching them the whole time.

By the next morning, Meredith has been strangled, her body dumped in the park. The realization that he could have helped her, that he may actually have caused her death, tears Hastings to pieces. Obsessed with revenge, he quickly learns why homicide detectives are prevented from investigating the murders of their loved ones. But he will not rest until Charles is brought to justice - even if it costs him his badge.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Death Before Dying (Henry Holt Mystery Series)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-8050-0979-5 / 978-0-8050-0979-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

October 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: A Death Before Dying (A LT. HASTINGS MYSTERY)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-8050-3122-7 / 978-0-8050-3122-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Death Before Dying
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Death Before Dying
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
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October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Death Before Dying
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Death Before Dying
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Death Before Dying (The Lt. Hastings Mysteries)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK