TITLE: DEAD CONNECTION
AUTHOR: ALAFAIR BURKE
Detail: Mystery featuring Ellie Hatcher
Ellie Hatcher is moved from her regular job with NYPD to the homicide squad to assist an eccentric detective investigating the murders of two women.
It appears that the murders are somehow related to an Internet dating site, and Ellie joins the organisation herself in the hope of shaking something lose.
But then an earlier murder is also linked to their inquiry, one without an obvious link to Internet dating, and a fourth woman is murdered, who does turn out to be linked.
To confuse matters more, there is an FBI agent with in interest in their investigation, and a bungled earlier investigation whose now retired cop suddenly decides to get involved again.
And disturbingly, the murderer makes it clear he knows who Ellie is, and details about her life.
This was a good mystery and read. It could be the first in a series, and I hope it is.