Absolution by Susan Fleet

By Susan Fleet

Top Mystery/Suspense/Thriller -- 2009 ideal publication Awards 
* "A killer thriller!" Jan Herman, writer of A expertise for Trouble:  Hollywood Director William Wyler
* "Fast paced, nail-biting, page-turning learn .. heart-pounding chilling aspect. -- Sheri Wilkerson
* "Well-drawn characters seize you via the throat, and quickly and livid pacing will maintain you up all evening. an exhilarating read." -- Nancy Earl
 A serial killer preys on girls in New Orleans, the place every body has whatever to conceal. a few of the darkest secrets and techniques live in a parish church.

"First classification writing! Fleet is going contained in the head of the killer with an extraordinary expertise. An 'I couldn't placed it down' thriller." -- C. J. Gregory

"Absolution could make the main disciplined reader forget about his traditional bedtime in pursuit of "What occurs next." Fleet paints scenes with a masterful stroke. As tensions construct, the characters demonstrate their flaws in a manner that retains the reader guessing. totally terrific!" -- RJ McDonnell writer of the Rock & Roll secret sequence

"Great characters, a colourful atmosphere, [and] a well-crafted plot filled with surprises. a true page-turner!' -- jazzgirl

"... the writer has created a bad killer [who] stalks his sufferers with a constant realization to element. from time to time the suspense is very excessive. The sweaty pre-Katrina summer time in New Orleans complements the oppressive emotions. Absolution stands proud as a hugely credible effort." -- Carl Brookins

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He hadn't had much of a chance to escape while trapped on a ship sailing the breadth of the southern ocean. Now that he was on land, he had a few more options available to him, awkward though escape might be while still magically bound. Clothing would definitely help, however. Casting an eye over the bolts, he studied the selections. Pastels seemed to be in favor at the moment, but there were a few bolts of the darker, richer shades that he preferred. "That dark red, that deep blue, the deep green, and the gray at the back, for trousers and tunics.

He had not failed at his weaponry lessons, and he wasn't the least of his brothers when it came to fighting, but he was not a natural-born warrior like Saber and Wolfer were. Grabbing a weapon and fighting for his freedom wasn't his style, anyway, not when it was against overwhelming numbers. Of course, padding barefoot through the cobbled streets of a foreign town wasn't his style, either. Not when the refuse-sweepers hadn't been by recently to catch the dung and the shards of broken pottery that made him walk very warily in his purchaser's wake.

It would be cruel to tempt them with the specimen of maleness this foreigner was—most of the nuns of Koral-tai were lovers of women, but not all of them were strictly of that preference. No, he'll have to stay in my chamber. And bathe there. I might even have to delouse him with a few spells, too… Moving onward, she turned a corner and headed down a row of stalls, detouring slightly. This street in the marketplace had rows of tailors, milliners, cobblers, and other sellers of garments and their accessories.

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