STEPHEN GALLAGHER

Screenwriter and novelist

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THE PAINTED BRIDE - 2006

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Stephen Gallagher's tense melodrama (is) spun from the mysterious disappearance of auto dealer Frank Tanner's wife Carol, the stalled police investigation into Frank's possible guilt - and the complications ensuing from the obsessive actions of Carol's burnt-out, former drug-taking younger sister Molly, who knows Frank did away with his wife, and devotes her dwindling energies to protecting the children now in his care and bringing him to justice.

The Washington Post.

Cold-blooded murders follow in the race to the climax. Chalk up another winner - brief, merciless and punchy - for Gallagher.

Publishers' Weekly.