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CONDOLENCES by Gehla S. Knight


by Gehla S. Knight

378 pages
Roland Metz is a funeral director with an obsession for romantic relations with his clients. Dead clients. Attorney Jack Lattiger stumbles on a dead girl's grave and is lead to the killer and the mortuary basement.

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Category: Fiction:Mystery
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About the Book
Creepy Roland Metz is the funeral director of the Cedar Lawn Mortuary. Young women seem to have a habit of turning up dead after attending a funeral at his establishment. Jack Lattiger is a young, ambitious attorney who has just been ditched by his girlfriend and his law firm. He’s seeking a safe landing place with a competitor when his new boss hands him a probate file to administer. The deceased’s name Sarah Ann rings a bell – Jack jogs by her gravestone on his morning run through the Cedar Lawn cemetery, and he’s curious about the young woman’s early death. Now he has the chance to look deeper, and his morbid fascination with a dead girl he never knew grows into a romantic fascination and a full-bloom crusade to find her killer.

Mr. Metz is not just an odd fish living a celibate life in a flashback to Gloria Swanson’s digs in Sunset Boulevard. He has a fetish for luring victims to his web on the pretext of settling relatives’ funeral arrangements, drugging them and acting out his perverted fantasies in the basement of the funeral parlor. When Jack Lattiger digs into the death of Sarah Ann, he discovers an ugly trail of serial homicide leading to Metz.


"Read this on a red-eye flight with a lot of seat mates. Thank goodness. Love the creepy setting and oddball character and learning more about the mortuary job then I thought I ever wanted to know. Knight gave me a good read with this legal thriller, murder mystery and love story all rolled into one."
- Ruth Hanniger, Editor, The Phoenix


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About the Author
Gehla S. Knight Gehla Knight's fiction is known for a narrative voice spiced with her background in trial consulting, forensic investigator and technical consultant for Fox Regency Films. Knight divides her time between Portland and the Oregon Coast.



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