The K Handshape

The K Handshape

A Christine Morris Mystery

Paperback - 2008
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Christine Morris is awakened early on a chill November morning by a phone call from one of her colleagues, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Leo Forgach. His daughter, Deirdre, is missing. Despite the fact that she and the doctor have never seen eye to eye, Christine agrees to help him search for Deirdre -- only to discover her brutally strangled body in the lake.

Heartbroken, Leo tells Christine that his daughter was deaf and had recently given birth to a child she had deliberately ensured would be deaf. As a militant suporter of the Deaf Culture, Deirdre wanted a deaf child to make a political statement. Although some people supported her stand, many did not -- including Deirdre's own father. Christine must use her new kills as a forensic profiler to discover the killer.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, c2008.
ISBN: 9781550027631
Characteristics: 353 pages ;,23 cm.


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A nice read for those who like Canadian crime novels. Female police inspector Morris is innundated by the rise in crime in smal town Orillia. (sorry jflibary her lover is in Scotland and she phones him, the story is set in Ontario). Some interesting tensions between 'deaf culture' and hearing but the underlying theme is 'bad mother/good mother' and we know inspector Morris is just coming to terms with her own poor parenting. So a nice platform to further develop the charachter of Inspector Morris and a well crafted, straight forward who-done-it.

jflibrary Jan 13, 2011

Takes place in Scotland

Aug 16, 2010

Love Maureen Jennings period!

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