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Act of Betrayal
In 'Act of Betrayal,' Edna Buchanan mixes action, romance, movies and a surprise ending that most readers will not see coming. One of Buchanan's best....
Cold Case Squad
Simon & Schuster, June 2004, 22.95, 260 pp. ISBN 043250532 With the advent of computer databases, the internet, DNA testing and other advances in technology and science, crimes that couldn't be solved a decade ago might be resolved today. In Miami, the COLD CASE SQUAD consists of only four people but they are working on two cases using new investigative techniques and although they haven't solved them they have more information that could lead t...
Garden of Evil
Female serial killer using sex to lure men, then kills them with a "kiss of death" bullet. Killer makes contact with reporter, Britt Montero, for "exclusive interview", then Britt becomes a hostage. Dialogue between the two explains killer's motivation & Britt's own feelings of immortality come to light. A great serial killer book! ...
Margin of Error
Britt Montero is assigned to give on-the-job training to a Hollywood star who is in Miami, filming a movie. A crazed fan stalks the star, and soon Britt is caught up in the cat & mouse game that celebrities have to live with. But is this fan a crazed killer, or is someone else out to end the star's career & possible Britt's too? Suffering from her own problems, Britt must fight for her life, while keeping a level head in the fast paced world of Hollyw...

Buchanan booklist

Miami It's Murder
Miami crime reporter Britt Montero is getting too close to exposing a serial rapist/murderer who has eluded capture because of his bizarre and unique method of gaining access to his victims. When she gets too close, the murderer turns his attention to giving Britt a first-hand demonstration of his insane cunning and cruelty. While working her sources to track clues that will lead to the murderer, Britt also reports on a variety of crimes....
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face
For many years, Buchanan was police reporter for the Miami Herald -- in an exciting part of the country for her line of work, which featured more than 5,000 corpses and brought her the Pulitzer. Her engaging and entertaining account relates many of the big stories she worked on, and the lessons learned: "A corpse has no privacy"; "I often joke that my job keeps me single and celibate"; "You should not pity most criminals, either; tie a tourniquet on your...
The Ice Maiden
Britt Montero covers the story of a burglary gone bad, where the dead suspect could also be a suspect from a grissly Christmas Eve rape/murder years ago. Her passion for the truth fuels her desire for justice. Britt meets the Ice Maiden, the victim left for dead. As she searches for the truth, she uncovers a story more dangerous & deadly than she imagined. ...
You Only Die Twice
Morrow, Apr 2001, 24.00, 304 pp. ISBN: 0380976552 Miami News police beat reporter Britt Montero is at the scene of the floater when Detective Emery Rychek arrives to take charge of the investigation into the death of Jane Doe. Normally, the local police ignore floaters, but this is not the usual drowning victim so the brass decides to make some discreet inquiries among missing persons, etc. However, bets are off when the Medical Examiner inf...


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