The Little Death, P.J. Parrish

Little Death

P.J. Parrish, New York Times bestselling author of South of Hell and A Thousand Bones, has returned to heat up February with a sizzling page-turner, THE LITTLE DEATH (Pocket Books; February 16th, 2010; $7.99), starring detective Louise Kincaid.

Most people would kill to live in glamorous Palm Beach, with its beautiful women, five-star resorts, and dazzling coast.  But most people don’t know what really goes on in the bedrooms of the rich and famous…Mark Durand did—and now the handsome high-class “walker,” who escorted the wealthiest women to posh affairs, is dead, his beheaded corpse found in an abandoned cattle pen.

South Florida detective Louis Kincaid feels out of his element in Palm Beach, especially after receiving a ticket for driving an ugly car.  But plunged into the gruesome homicide case, he’s agreed to help prime suspect Reggie Kent, an aging male walker who may or may not have been the victim’s lover.  And as his investigation snakes through the privileged class, Kincaid uncovers shocking truths about a powerful lady senator whose husband collects dangerous weaponry…a silver-tongued dowager with a taste for gossip…and a seductive socialite who tries to make Kincaid forget about his girlfriend Joe Frye—by whispering three little words: “Die with me.”


About P.J. Parrish

P.J. Parrish is actually two sisters—Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols—who pooled their talents and their lifelong love of writing to create the character of Louis Kincaid. Their New York Times and USA Today bestselling series featuring the South Florida detective includes South of Hell (nominated for a 2009 Anthony Award for Best Novel), A Thousand Bones, An Unquiet Grave (winner of the Shamus Award and the International Thriller Writers Award), A Killing Rain, Island of Bones, Thicker Than Water, Paint It Black, Dead of Winter, and Dark of the Moon.

Their collaboration is unique in that the sisters live in separate states. The sisters were born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Kristy graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a teaching degree but went on to journalism, working as a police reporter and a features editor; she also served as the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s dance critic for 18 years. She now lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband.

Kelly attended college at Northern Michigan University in the state’s remote upper peninsula. Kelly has lived in Arizona and Nevada, and currently lives in northern Mississippi. She worked in the gaming industry for the last twenty years, and was a senior specialist in the human resources department of a Native-American casino in Mississippi. She has two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.

Kristy and Kelly welcome readers to their website at

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  2. Hi Carrie, Just had to comment on The Little Death. I read the excerpt and it will be my next purchase. The authors are so on top of South Florida and detail to a tee. Palm Beachers are a mysterious group of their own and lend interest to many a novel.
    This one is worth reading.

  3. Will add to my list. Thanks for the review.

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