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We Were Killers Once

Becky Masterman

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A Brigid Quinn investiga, Crime & mystery

What if one of the worst crimes in history was only half the story? A thrilling novel about one of America's most famous and unsolved murders, by the Richard & Judy bestselling author of Rage for the Dying.

FOUR UNSOLVED MURDERS
In 1959, The Walker family murders shook Florida. At one time, 587 people were considered suspects - but 60 years later the investigation remains unsolved.

ONE FINAL CASE
Former FBI agent Brigid Quinn is trying to enjoy life after work. But when The Walker case comes up, she's only too happy to postpone retirement a little longer.

A THIRD KILLER ON THE RUN
Quinn is reluctant to draw comparisons with another high-profile case of the time: the Clutter family murders, made infamous by Capote's IN COLD BLOOD. But the similarities are impossible to ignore, and perhaps Perry Smith and Dick Hickok, executed at the time, weren't acting alone - in both cases.

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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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