Frank Devlin. Love in All the Wrong Places (2004) 256 pp.
Helen and Henry meet in a bar and after some small talk he takes her home. In the middle of the sexual encounter, Helen takes a knife and puts it through his heart. She didnít go to the bar for a pick-up; she went there to find a man who would hit on her so she could kill him. The police donít give the case very much attention, figuring the woman knifed Henry because he was raping her. Not long afterward another man Helen meets in a bar gets killed in a car wash. San Francisco Police Department Inspector Rose Burke doesnít link these two murders until a third body is discovered in Golden Gate Park with evidence from the first homicide. Rose assumes they have a serial murderer on their hands. Helenís boyfriend Jimmy is her partner in crime and helps her with some of the killings. After a thorough investigation Rose and her partner zero in on the two suspects, but getting them to surrender will prove to be an impossible task.
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