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The Resource Little deaths : a novel, Emma Flint

Little deaths : a novel, Emma Flint

Label
Little deaths : a novel
Title
Little deaths
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Flint
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A phenomenal achievement."--Jeffery Deaver "A gem of a whodunit."--Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.'s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth. As police investigate the murders, the detritus of Ruth's life is exposed. Seen through the eyes of the cops, the empty bourbon bottles and provocative clothing which litter her apartment, the piles of letters from countless men and Ruth's little black book of phone numbers, make her a drunk, a loose woman--and therefore a bad mother. The lead detective, a strict Catholic who believes women belong in the home, leaps to the obvious conclusion: facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children's lives. Pete Wonicke is a rookie tabloid reporter who finagles an assignment to cover the murders. Determined to make his name in the paper, he begins digging into the case. Pete's interest in the story develops into an obsession with Ruth, and he comes to believe there's something more to the woman whom prosecutors, the press, and the public have painted as a promiscuous femme fatale. Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim of circumstance--or is there something more sinister at play? Inspired by a true story, Little Deaths, like celebrated novels by Sarah Waters and Megan Abbott, is compelling literary crime fiction that explores the capacity for good and evil in us all"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Flint, Emma
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6106.L55
LC item number
L58 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Journalists
  • Children
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Crime
Label
Little deaths : a novel, Emma Flint
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1673858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780316272483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016037331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673858
  • (OCoLC)949219076
Label
Little deaths : a novel, Emma Flint
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1673858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780316272483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016037331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673858
  • (OCoLC)949219076

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