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Hootdunnit: The Twelve Deaths of Christmas by Jackson Sharp

Hootdunnit Book Club meeting, discussing The Twelve Deaths of Christmas by Jackson Sharp. (Please note that Hootdunnit now meets at 7:00pm. Also note that the December meeting is a week early to accommodate the holiday madness.)

The second seasonal thriller from author Jackson Sharp, this time introducing DI Kerry Cox. It's Christmas, but Detective Inspector Kerry Cox is not celebrating. The holiday season is usually tough for Cox, but this year she's preparing to face down the ramifications of her most recent investigation: a fumbled child trafficking case. Distraction comes when the body of a retired ex-policeman is found, and DI Cox refuses to buy that it's a suicide. Despite warnings and pressures, she follows the trail stubbornly. Teaming up with the journalist, and ex-lover, who almost ruined her career, their investigations uncover a sinister network of paedophiles operating many years before. The killer they are hunting is desperate for revenge, revenge against those who evaded punishment all those years before. And as the bodies and historical evidence mount up, DI Cox's focus is torn between tracking down the serial killer, and bringing the upper echelons of British society to justice . . .