Several of Grant-Adamsonís early novels featured Raine Morgan, a Fleet Street gossip columnist introduced in Patterns in the Dust. Grant-Adamsonís interest has always been in suspense and character, rather than in the mechanics of detection. Lately she is focused on psychological thrillers, with women protagonists facing dangers that are all the worst for being hard to define. Evil Acts explores her past murder can influence the present. Her latest novel, Lipstick and Lies, involves a 1950s murder case that throws a long shadow into the present. She has a talent for poking her finger through the barrier between the everyday world and sheer horror.
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