Birth Marks

Birth Marks

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Baker & Taylor
When the body of a talented young dancer who is eight months pregnant is fished out of the Thames by the police, Hannah Wolfe begins an investigation of the dancer's life that leads her through the dance world of London and Paris

Blackwell North Amer
Hannah Wolfe is a London-based private eye whose jobs range from department store surveillance to baby-sitting billionaires. Once in a while she gets a case that's worthy of the great detective novels she ruefully admires. At first sight this one doesn't fit that bill: she's asked to find a missing ballet dancer, Carolyn Hamilton. Simple enough, Hannah figures: the young dancer just doesn't want to be found. But she is found, and not by Hannah - her body is fished out of the Thames by the police, stones in her pockets and an eight-month-old fetus in her belly.
To the police it's a no-brainer case - single pregnant woman can't face her impending responsibilities, writes a suicide note, and takes a leap off a bridge. But Hannah can't shake the suspicion that there's much more to this case than meets the eye. In fact, she's fairly certain that the suicide note the police found in Carolyn's apartment wasn't there when she herself had gone snooping around just hours before the officially established time of death.
Hannah's determination to put together the pieces in the puzzle of Carolyn's short, sad life takes her from the dance world of London to the upper echelons of Parisian society in search of the father of Carolyn's unborn child. When his explanation only raises more questions, Hannah finds the young dancer's pregnancy becoming the focus of her suspicions and her own ambivalent feelings about relationships and motherhood.

Baker
& Taylor

When the body of a talented young dancer, with stones in her pockets and an eight-month-old fetus in her womb, turns up, Hannah Wolfe begins an investigation of the dancer's life that leads her through the dance world of London and Paris.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385423182
0385423187
Characteristics: p ; cm

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Jun 15, 2012

A Hannah Wolfe Crime Novel:
The theme of the first in the series of Wolfe novels is surrogacy.

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