Includes 16 pages of shocking photos. On June 3, 1988 in Beverly Hills, Myra Davis, 71, was found nude, face up on her bed. She had been raped and strangled. A former actress, Davis was one of Janet Leigh's "body doubles" for the chilling shower-slay scene in PSYCHO. Now,her own murder.... but why?
FROM REEL" LIFE....
On June 3, 1988, in Beverly Hills, California, Myra Davis, 71, was found nude face up on her bed. She had been raped and strangled. A former actress, Davis was one of Janet Leigh's "body doubles" for the chilling shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho. Now it was her own murder that had been played out with shocking brutality.
Years after an unsolved murder, with today's modern technology, law enforcement can get you!! Especially if you commit another crime since DNA became a household word. Years after a horrific crime you commit another you have just signed your "Warrant." Cold cases are being solved with regularity since advancement in the latest in law enforcement tools. What makes these cold cases stand out is that in between the time the case went cold and the time of capture you wonder how many victims are in between. One thing I have learned is that the parole board is s hit and miss. Violent criminals being released back to the streets. Released among us. I know we have to have a parole board but violent offenders need to be looked at closer before paroled. It would save lives. Possibly mine or yours.
From Publishers Weekly
Pregnant women play key roles in this bone-chilling fourth novel in Gerritsen's edgy, suspenseful series of thrillers featuring Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli. Both of the usually gritty crime fighters are uncharacteristically vulnerable. Rizzoli is carrying her first child, and Islesdivorced and alone at age 40 and suddenly, unsettlingly aware of her biological clockis experiencing decidedly unspiritual feelings for her priest. As the novel begins, Islesan adopted child who never knew the identity of her birth parentsis confronted by the corpse of a murdered woman who is apparently her identical twin. Another detective, Rick Ballard, comes forward to say that he knew the victim and is certain her killer is a powerful pharmaceutical baron known to have stalked her. Isles falls for the handsome Ballard, but she isn't convinced by his theory, and she launches an investigation into her sister's past, following the trail to a state correctional facility and a schizophrenic inmate who may be her mother. This opens the cobwebbed pages of a nightmarish family album and leads Isles to a remote cabin in Maine where the long-dead body of a pregnant woman is discovered buried in the woods. The killer, Isles discovers, has been murdering pregnant women for decades, making periodic sweeps of the country. Meanwhile, brief scenes chronicle the diabolical kidnapping of an affluent pregnant housewife who is kept buried in a crude coffin. An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date.
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