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Dying in the Dark

(2004)
(The seventh book in the Tamara Hayle series)
A novel by

 
 
Valerie Wilson Wesley's Tamara Hayle mystery series featuring Newark, New Jersey's number one private investigator are loved for their smart, sexy protagonist who "has a way with a wisecrack that is positively lethal" (Washington Post). Now in Dying in the Dark, Hayle is entrenched in a sinister investigation that will demand her best detective work yet.

Tamara Hayle's past has come back to haunt her-literally. She's been plagued by terrifying dreams about Celia Jones, an old friend whose walk on the wild side led her to a horrible death. Celia's teenage son, Cecil, begs Tamara to find his mother's killer . . . only to end up dead himself, stabbed through the heart.

The search for Celia and her son's killer pulls Tamara deep into her friend's troubled love life, where everyone adored her but somebody held a murderous  grudge. There's her bullying thug of an ex-husband; a handsome ex-lover who woos Tamara with charm and lies; and an angry, jealous woman who claims that Celia broke her heart. And those were just the obvious people with axes to grind.

Despite her better judgment and the admonitions of the police department, Tamara refuses to back away from the mystery surrounding her old friend's death and the tragedy that met her son. All clues lead to the past Tamara shared with Celia Jones, and Tamara fears that that past will threaten her own son. But she uncovers more than she bargained for-and unearths secrets someone would kill to keep in the shadows.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Valerie Wilson Wesley's Dying in the Dark

Hardback Editions

August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dying in the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery
Author(s): Valerie Wilson Wesley
ISBN: 0-7862-7854-4 / 978-0-7862-7854-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dying in the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery (Tamara Hayle Mysteries)
Author(s): Valerie Wilson Wesley
ISBN: 0-345-46806-6 / 978-0-345-46806-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dying in the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery
Author(s): Valerie Wilson Wesley
ISBN: 0-345-46807-4 / 978-0-345-46807-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: One World
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dying in the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery
Author(s): Valerie Wilson Wesley
Publisher: One World
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA