Naked Cruelty

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McArthur, Apr 1, 2011 - Murder - 393 pages
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America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorised by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case with no clues. And it comes as the Holloman Police Department is troubled: a lieutenant is out of his depth, a sergeant is out of control, and into this mix comes the beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious new trainee, Helen MacIntosh, daughter of the influential president of Chubb University. As the killer makes his plans, Carmine and his team must use every resource at their disposal -- including a team of highly motivated neighbourhood watch, the Gentlemen Walkers ...

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Review: Naked Cruelty (Carmine Delmonico #3)

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I really liked this one also. I'm surprised that McCullough seems to have a variety of writing styles. I read the Thorn Birds a long time ago, and I know it was good, but it is in no way near the same subject matter as this book, or the previous Carmine books. Read full review

Review: Naked Cruelty (Carmine Delmonico #3)

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I liked this book. I was a little slow getting started, but I finally got the rhythm. There were some good twists in it that kept me guessing. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergic reaction to the antiseptic soap that surgeons use to scrub. She decided to study neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson. During her lifetime, she wrote 25 novels including The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, the Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet. The Thorn Birds was adapted into a U.S. television mini-series in 1983, which won four Golden Globe awards. She died after a long illness on January 29, 2015 at the age of 77.

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