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Death Rites

(The first book in the Carla James series)
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A calculated killer. A town under threat. An unfinished pattern...

Professor Carla James is an archaeologist with an interest in more than just bones and stones. She wants to understand the emotions behind the sites she investigates.

Desperate for a change of scene following the death of her husband, Carla takes a job at Jericho, an elite New England college. On her first day, Carla is asked to represent the department at an unusual murder site. Although she initially believes there is nothing interesting about the debris that surrounds the body, there is more to the site than meets the eye.

This victim is just the latest in a series of unsolved deaths in Jericho. Although the deaths appear unlinked, Carla is convinced: there is a methodical and calculated killer is operating under the cover of darkness. Can she uncover the truth before she becomes the next victim?

A dark and tense crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Kathy Reichs and Elly Griffiths.

Genre: Mystery

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