The killer's modus operandi is the same in each instance: strangulation, always with a guitar string. And though the murders are taking place up and down country, there is one other similarity that Inspector Wilkins can't help noticing. Each and every victim is a psychotherapist.

Nine Lives 2003, Little, Brown Book Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780349116501

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Trade paperback

Nine Lives 2003, Isis, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780753122440

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Nine Lives 2002, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316859110