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Mortal Sins

(2000)
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A stunning thriller with a rich cast of characters and one of the most complex, intriguing protagonists since James Lee Burke introduced Dave Robicheaux to readers, Mortal Sins stakes out a piece of the same territory. New Orleans is the setting, and the atmosphere in the city that care forgot is sexy, rich, and sultry, not unlike movie goddess Remy Lelourie. Lelourie once loved and left a young man who grew up to be homicide cop Daman Rourke, a brooding hero who's never forgotten Remy or forgiven her for betraying him. He hasn't seen her since she married Charles St. Claire, the present owner of the Lelourie ancestral mansion, which is haunted by a century-old crime as shocking as the brutal stabbing of St. Claire with which Remy is now charged. And only Daman knows she's capable of murder; after all, he's seen her do it before, and kept silent when she arranged that death to look like a suicide. Tortured by the memory of their affair, her betrayal, and his abiding passion for her, he nonetheless sets out to prove Remy's innocence, and is drawn into a web of family secrets, tangled ancestry, and southern (in)justice.

Williamson seasons a thick Louisiana gumbo with all of the above-mentioned ingredients for success, as well as bootleggers, the blues, absinthe, and cocaine. Set in the Roaring '20s, this standout debut has a decidedly contemporary attitude as well as enough sex, sin, and mystery to keep the reader enthralled long after the last page is regretfully turned. --Jane Adams

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Penelope Williamson's Mortal Sins

Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penelope Williamson
ISBN: 0-446-52154-X / 978-0-446-52154-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penelope Williamson
ISBN: 0-446-60950-1 / 978-0-446-60950-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
ISBN: 0-00-710268-2 / 978-0-00-710268-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
ISBN: 0-00-710267-4 / 978-0-00-710267-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2000 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penelope Williamson
ISBN: 1-57042-924-3 / 978-1-57042-924-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Adult
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penn Williamson
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mortal Sins
Author(s): Penelope Williamson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA