The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel / Patricia Smiley.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Detective Davie Richards digs deeper in the cold case death of a woman whose past proves full of secrets and possible villians"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Summary: "Assume nothing--that's the touchstone for every homicide investigation Detective Davie Richards undertakes. She approaches her new cold case the same as any fresh way--determined to learn as much about the victim as she does about the killer. But there's nothing about thirty-four-year-old Sara Montaine or her death that makes sense. Was Sara a saint caring for her dying husband or a gold-digger with a sketchy background? Did she commit suicide or was she murdered? Before her marriage, Sara lived comfortably without any obvious source of income, unusual for an orphan raised in foster care. As Davie digs deeper, she unearths Sara's troubled past and a viper's nest of villains who are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden"--Page 4 of cover.
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      SMILEY, P. The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel. [s.l.] : Midnight Ink, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Smiley P. The Second Goodbye : A Pacific Homicide Novel. Midnight Ink; 2018. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Smiley, P. (2018). The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel. Midnight Ink. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Smiley, Patricia. 2018. The Second Goodbye : A Pacific Homicide Novel. A Pacific Homicide Novel: [Bk. 3]. Midnight Ink.
    • Harvard:
      Smiley, P. (2018) The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel. Midnight Ink (A Pacific homicide novel: [bk. 3]). Available at: (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Smiley, P 2018, The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel, A Pacific homicide novel: [bk. 3], Midnight Ink, viewed 20 October 2019, .
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      Smiley, Patricia. The Second Goodbye : A Pacific Homicide Novel. Midnight Ink, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Smiley, Patricia. The Second Goodbye : A Pacific Homicide Novel. A Pacific Homicide Novel: [Bk. 3]. Midnight Ink, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Smiley P. The second goodbye : a Pacific homicide novel [Internet]. Midnight Ink; 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (A Pacific homicide novel: [bk. 3]). Available from:


LJ Reviews 2018 December #1

When there are no active homicide investigations, LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards, a member of the Pacific Area division, works on cold cases. One involves the shooting death of a gang member, another is the supposed suicide of 34-year-old Sara Montaine in a gun shop. The investigating officer didn't believe it was suicide, and neither does Davie. Sara had come out of nowhere, married a well-off man, whom she nursed through a final illness and died without anyone seeming to know who she was. When Davie discovers Sara's true identity, it only adds to the case's confusion. Who else uncovered Sara's secret? In order to hide the truth, someone is stalking Davie. VERDICT Smiley's third intricately plotted procedural (after Outside the Wire) features an intrepid female police officer who will appeal to readers drawn to the teamwork and careful step-by-step exposition in other procedurals with female protagonists, such as Vicki Delany's Molly Smith mysteries or Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder novels.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 October #1

A couple of cold cases preoccupy spunky LAPD Det. Davie Richards in Smiley's action-packed third Pacific Homicide novel (after 2017's Outside the Wire). Davie efficiently nails the killer in the first case, the stabbing murder of a drug dealer, but the second one—the suspicious death of 34-year-old Sara Montaine—is less straightforward. Sara appears to have shot herself shortly after walking into a gun store and examining a gun while the store's owner took a phone call in the back room. A photo that Davie examines shows Sara affixing a signature with her left hand, and the gun was found by her right hand where her body lay on the floor. Other evidence suggests it wasn't a suicide. Davie displays her superior detective skills as she delves into Sara's puzzling past, her family, and her interests. The suspense rises when an unknown party, fearful that Davie is learning too much, hires a hit man to follow her. A possible romance for Davie adds to the book's appeal. Fans of realistic police procedurals with strong female leads will be satisfied. (Dec.)

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