A Choice of Crimes - Vic Varallo, Bk 10 Author:Lesley Egan The Glendale police blotter has been piling up for weeks, and Detectives Vic Varallo and Delia Riordan have their hands full. — There's the stickup artist who has a thing for nurses. He's proof of the adage that a crook will always return to the scene of his crime; this one returns again and again to the hospital parking lot, and each visit suppl... more »ies a new rape victim.
There's the abandoned, abused child whose grandparents think he's the devil's spawn. Their mistreatment has reduced him to a starving, mindless vegetable.
And just for variety, there's a teenage suicide, a knife murder at the railroad station, and the mysterious case of an elderly woman whose fatal heart attack came as a surprise to an old friend. The odd thing there is that she'd never had a history of heart disease--and that she left her considerable estate to someone pretty unlikely.
To complicate matters, Delia encounters Dr. Neil Fordyce, an archaeologist she's been in love with, and has to re-evaluate her devotion to police work.« less