The Thirteenth Rose
by Gail Bowen
For his Valentine's night call-in show, host Charlie D plans to offer his listeners two hours on the topic of "satisfaction." His in-studio guest is twenty-five-year-old Misty de Vol Burgh, formerly the highest-paid escort in the city but now happily married to eighty-three-year-old billionaire Henry Burgh.
It's all good fun until Charlie receives a chilling message: "It's take-out-the-garbage night. Time to kill all the hookers and wash the streets with blood." When Charlie is directed to a website that allows viewers to watch the murder of a prostitute in real time and promises that another killing will be broadcast live within the hour, the hunt is on. But The World According to Charlie D. has an audience of over a million listeners. The murderer could be anyone, anywhere. Charlie and his team have less than two hours to find and stop the killer.
Reading Level: 5.6
Pub Date: March 1, 2013
- About the author
Gail Bowen’s bestselling mystery series featuring Joanne Kilbourn now includes fourteen titles. The first six books in the series have appeared as made-for-television movies with worldwide distribution. Winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2008 Bowen was named “Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist” by Reader’s Digest. She was selected as one of “The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors” for an upcoming Library Unlimited reference book. Gail can be found online at gailbowen.com.
CM Magazine—February 15, 2013
“As gripping a read as the three previous titles in Gail Bowen’s contributions to the ‘Rapid Reads’ series...Will appeal equally to adult readers and to reluctant senior high school students...Highly Recommended.”
VOYA—June 1, 2013
“Perfect for mature reluctant readers, ESL learners, or anyone who enjoys a good story.”