The Hands of Healing Murder

The Hands of Healing Murder

by Barbara D'Amato


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After dinner, Dr. Adam Cotton settled in a chair by the fireplace to read, while his guests made up two tables of bridge.

Engrossed in their game, no one left the room. And the two servants who were sitting in the hallway all evening, deep in conversation, claim that no one entered the room.

But someone inserted a small surgical scalpel into the parietal bone of Dr. Cotton's temple, killing him instantly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628152456
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Series: A Dr. Gerritt DeGraaf Mystery
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Barbara D'Amato was the 1999-2000 president of Mystery Writers of America. D'Amato is also a past president of Sisters in Crime International. She writes a mystery series starring Chicago freelance investigative reporter Cat Marsala, a series starring Chicago patrol cops Suze Figueroa and Norm Bennis, and standalone novels.

D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. Her research on the Dr. John Branion murder case formed the basis for a segment on Unsolved Mysteries, and she appeared on the program. Her musical comedy The Magic Man and the children's musical The Magic of Young Houdini, written with husband Anthony D'Amato, played in Chicago and London. Their Prohibition-era musical comedy RSVP Broadway, which played in Chicago in 1980, was named an "event of particular interest" by Chicago magazine.

A native of Michigan, she has been a resident of Chicago for many years. D'Amato has been a columnist for the Sisters in Crime newsletter and Mystery Scene magazine. She has worked as an assistant surgical orderly, carpenter for stage magic illusions, assistant tiger handler, stage manager, researcher for attorneys in criminal cases, and she occasionally teaches mystery writing to Chicago police officers.

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