Hell's Belle Author:Jane Holleman Jane's Holleman's noir novel Killer Gorgeous lit up the gritty fringes of the urban Southwest with slick action, dark wit, and unforgettable charachters. Now she crafts a page-turning thriller of murder and betrayal, and two women who each get what they want - one with a will of steel, the other with a killer's touch . . . Hell's Belle. — Dallas... more » Homicide Detective Rachel Collazo is one tough cop - as foul-mouthed as she is beautiful, and almost fanatical about her work. When a woman comes to the station with suspicions about her sister's death, Collazo jumps on the cse. Then another mystery surfaces - the apparently unrelated suicides of two medical professionals, both married men, whose last acts in this life were unprecedented and remarkably grisly - and Collazo begins the search for a common denominator. And a common perp.
Kelly McLaughlin is a nurse with beauty, brains - and dark and dangerous inner demons. Her dreams of love have been dashed time and again, but she's learned to eliminate both those who get in her way and those who disappoint. Detective Collazo soon falls into the first category, and McLaughlin turns her lethal talents to ending the investigation by any means. Because in their deadly game of cat-and-mouse, winning isn't everything - it's life.« less