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We Were Killers Once

Becky Masterman

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A Brigid Quinn investiga, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

Everyone knows who killed the Clutters. But who murdered the Walker family? A thrilling novel based on the unsolved true crime that features in Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD

In 1959, The Walker family murders shook Florida. As many as 587 people were considered suspects - but 60 years on the investigation remains unsolved.

Former FBI agent Brigid Quinn has been obsessed with the Walker case since she was a child. She believes it holds striking similarities to another high profile investigation of the time: the Clutter family murders, made infamous by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. What if Perry Smith and Dick Hickock - executed for those murders - had killed again?

And what if there was a third killer, who remained unknown? Jerry Beaufort has just been released from prison after decades behind bars, and though he'd like to get on with living the rest of his life, he knows that somewhere there is a written record of the time he spent with two killers in 1959. But following the path of this letter will bring Jerry into contact with the last person he'll see as a threat: Brigid Quinn.

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Praise for We Were Killers Once

  • A crime novel that transcends the genre - a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. Brilliant. - Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

  • Chilling, smart...what a voice - Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL

  • Brilliant, intricate, authentic and sometimes raw, this is a masterfully written story. - Gilly Macmillan, bestselling author of WHAT SHE KNEW

  • Blown away...Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things - LINWOOD BARLCLAY

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Becky Masterman

Becky Masterman created her heroine, Brigid Quinn, while working as an editor for a forensic science and law enforcement press. Her debut thriller, Rage Against the Dying, was a finalist for the Edgar Awards and the CWA Gold Dagger, and her books have been translated into 20 languages. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.

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