Dead Alone - Jessie Driver, Bk 1 Author:Gay Longworth A fresh, streetwise, frequently funny, frequently nasty, London-based crime series featuring sexy, no-nonsense female DI Jessie Driver — Jessie Driver is a fast-track motorbike-riding female cop with a colorful love-life, an attitude and more than a few resentful male colleagues. When one of them sends her to check out a headless skeleton washed ... more »up on the banks of the Thames, Jessie is furious. But this case is far from routine: the bones have been bleached, and floating nearby like a pair of jellyfish are the only source of identification -- the victim's silicone implants. Soon Jessie is on the trail of a vicious killer who seems to be targeting B-list celebrities -- the owner of the implants is the first, but not the only, wannabe to meet a sticky end. Under a media spotlight, Jessie's given the chance to prove once and for all that she has what it takes to handle a high-profile investigation. But when she becomes dangerously involved with a key suspect, her detached professionalism seems to fly out the window, and soon her own life could be in danger.« less
Someone is moving z-list wannabes to the d-list - 'd' for dead, that is. Several truly gruesome murders have occurred and the public and media are utterly hooked - proving that for those who are desperate to be famous, dying really can be a great career move.
But for DI Jessie Driver, running her first murder enquiry, the case looks professinally destructive and personally dangerous. Despite having brains, looks and tight leather trousers, Jessie is in trouble. Her lads club colleagues are trying to stitch her up, she has fallen hard for one of the prime suspects and her hunches aren't paying off.
Will the twited mind of a psychopathic killer defeat her? Or will the relentless hacks, gossips and TV pundits get there first?