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Mass Market Paperback Fall from Grace Book

ISBN: 0671034286

ISBN13: 9780671034283

Fall from Grace

(Book #1 in the Jane Candiotti Series)

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Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never had a problem drawing the line between her personal and professional lives--until the night she meets David Perry after his socialite... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This is a great, twisty little gem of a thriller, and ironically, one of the main "characters" in this book turns out to be the good old Golden Gate Bridge. It figures so prominently in the story that it almost takes on its own mystique and charisma. Needless to say, the Hitchcockian influenced climax on the GGB is stunning and terrifying, too!Jane Candiotti and her partner Kenny Marks, are very interesting and credible police detectives, with a history of their own. Jane finds herself falling in love with a man accused of murdering his rich wife because she was going to leave him. This all happens by the husband mouthing off to a stranger he meets on the train about how much he wishes his wife were dead. Aha, "Stranger on a Train" revisited.From there on, the plot takes several twists, turns and pseudoclimaxes before its breathtaking finale.Phillips creates a very "noirish" feel to this well-executed first novel, following it up with an exceptionally good book called "Blindsided." Read them both---they're excellent!

Very good first novel

Fritz, a friend of mine told me about Blindsided, but I found the paperback - "Fall from Grace" and decided to give it a try. I took the book with me to Ireland and didn't open it until late at night when I couldn't sleep. Well, I found myself unable to put it down. I eventually did, because I needed the sleep, but all in all this was a good read. The title makes it predictable, and I do tend to get annoyed by flawless characters who can do no wrong and know everything, but it is my understanding that this was a first novel and I really liked how it was written. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Phillips work.

A Mystery With A Heart

Fall From Grace has enough suspense to keep you hanging chapter after chapter -- believe me, if you're anything like me, you won't put it down until long after the sun comes up. And yet, even more compelling than the twists and turns in Phillips' plot is his heroine, Jane Candiotti, a shrewd detective with brains to spare but a heart full of longing. The combination of strength and vulnerability makes her one of the most absorbing characters you'll find in any mystery. I loved every delicious page of this clever, masterful thriller. Can't wait for the next one!

It kept me on the Edge of my seat through every page.

I have never really been a "mystery" reader but it was recommened to me by a friend, and now I am extremelly pleased I read it. The plot was amazing, and I never would've guessed the ending... If you haven't read it...get it immidiatly! Definatley well written, and intriguing from the first page. I look forward to reading any other novels from Clyde Phillips!

This is dark, noir suspense at its best.

A debut mystery in the Hitchcockian noir vane. A combination of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, VERTIGO, AND SERENADE. This is dark, noir suspense at its best. An encounter on San Francisco's BART leads to murder. Depressed by his impending divorce from heiress Jenna Maxwell Perry, lawyer David Perry confides in lowlife mechanic Barton Hubble, who takes it on himself to make Perry a very rich widower. Perry refuses to acknowledge the favor and rushes to tell the police, but they don't believe him. Then Hubble begins to stalk Perry and his daughter. Detective Jane Candiotti, coming off a bad romance of her own, is given the case. Candiotti finds herself becoming involved with Perry, which begins to compromise her case, and puts her own life at risk. This book is filled with more twists than seems possible and climaxes, in pure Hitchcockian fashion, high above the bay on the Golden Gate Bridge. If you are a fan of Cornell Woolrich, James M. Cain, Patricia Highsmith and Alfred Hitchcock, this is your book. A fine, fine debut. Sheldon McArthur, owner MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, WEST
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