The Thirteenth Rose: A Charlie D Mystery (Rapid Reads)

The Thirteenth Rose: A Charlie D Mystery (Rapid Reads)

Gail Bowen

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 145980225X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Thirteenth Rose: A Charlie D Mystery (Rapid Reads)

Gail Bowen

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 145980225X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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automatically kick into a preprogrammed Muzak-type sound. That will be our sign-off. If I let that happen, I can just walk away. But somehow I can’t do that either. Dolores deserves one last Valentine. Leonard Cohen sings the final haunting line of “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and I open my mic. “It’s been a helluva night,” I say, and the voice I hear is my own—unsure and frightened. “Tonight a woman named Dolores O’Reilly was murdered. Dolores was not dealt a great hand in this

I repeat the name. “Grace de Vol Burgh. That’s a strong name, and a beautiful one.” My eyes travel between Henry and his twenty-five-year-old wife. Their love for one another stings my eyes. “Grace will have a good life,” I say. Misty embraces Nova and me. Henry shakes our hands. They get into the Rolls. Nova and I watch as the shining car disappears into the snow. Then we turn and walk down to Dolores’s corner. Nova places her roses on the place where Dolores stood when she was

I repeat the name. “Grace de Vol Burgh. That’s a strong name, and a beautiful one.” My eyes travel between Henry and his twenty-five-year-old wife. Their love for one another stings my eyes. “Grace will have a good life,” I say. Misty embraces Nova and me. Henry shakes our hands. They get into the Rolls. Nova and I watch as the shining car disappears into the snow. Then we turn and walk down to Dolores’s corner. Nova places her roses on the place where Dolores stood when she was

listeners company in the small hours. Once in a while we do good work. Over the years we’ve kept more than a few people from hurting themselves or others. I’m aware of my limitations. I’m not a shrink or a social worker. If we have a seriously troubled caller, we always arrange for follow-up treatment with a professional. If a caller poses a real threat, we contact the authorities. As I see it, my job is to be there for our listeners—not judging, just listening. So far, my approach seems to

Mick. Nova and Misty shoot me the kind of look sisters give kid brothers who are showing off. I open up my talkback. “Mick may be getting a little long in the tooth, but he can still nail the pain,” I say. Nova rolls her eyes. She is not a fan of the Stones. The callboard is lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree. The Inbox is already close to full. I turn to Misty. “Your dance card is filling up,” I say. “Satisfaction is obviously a hot topic.” I cast a fleeting look in Nova’s

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