Author K. L. Murphy, and The Last Sin
K L Murphy and Her Latest Novel, The Last Sin
Today we are delighted to present an article from author, K L Murphy. Currently on tour with Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours, the author has recently published The Last Sin. The third in the Detective Cancini Mystery series is sure to be a hit with fans and new readers alike.
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Who is Detective Mike Cancini?
Written by K. L. Murphy
It’s an excellent question. He‘s a hard man to get to know. The truth is, if you met Mike Cancini, I’m not sure you would like him—at least not at first. Of course, it would be difficult for you to meet him in the first place unless you happen to be involved in a homicide investigation. He doesn’t do cocktail parties or fancy events unless under duress. He wouldn’t be caught dead on Facebook or Match.com or—heaven forbid—Twitter. He’s been known to plant himself on a barstool, but he has no interest in engaging in conversation. He might even be rude if you stubbornly refuse to get the message. If there’s a crowd, he won’t be there at all. He doesn’t follow trends, pop culture, or politics and wouldn’t know how to talk about them anyway.
As a detective, he’s forced to keep up with technology. Even so, he’s a bit old-fashioned, preferring to take notes by hand while the younger detectives tap away on their phones. He may be the best detective in the department, but until recently, he’s had trouble keeping a partner. He doesn’t tolerate incompetence, laziness, or just plain stupidity. He won’t pretend to like you if he doesn’t.
So, how can a man with no social graces, an arrogant attitude, and few friends possibly be worth getting to know? Again, it’s a good question. He’s not an easy man to like—just ask Detectives Harrison and Bronson. He can be grumpy and a bit of a loner. Mike Cancini is all of those things and yet…he’s a bit of a contradiction.
He likes a stiff drink, but he’s not the stereotypical drunk detective. He married badly and lost his wife to his captain, but he doesn’t hold a grudge. Cancini simply believes he should have known better. He experienced the loss of his mother at a young age and still carries that pain as an adult. He’s a lapsed Catholic, his faith shaken years earlier, but his best friend is a priest
Like a birddog, he is sharp, persistent, and unflinching. Giving up is not an option, even when the evidence is stacked against him. A tough taskmaster, he’s learned to respect and listen to his young partner, Smitty. He even considers him a friend. Although his relationship with his father has been strained since his mother’s death, he is there for him through illness and bad times. He is unwavering in his loyalty to Father Joe, the priest who has been like family to him. Burned by love and prepared to live alone for the rest of his life, he nevertheless takes a chance with Julia, her easy-going laugh and big heart drawing him close.
Is he difficult? Yes. Is he critical and arrogant and sometimes rude? Yes, yes, and yes. Can he also be soft-hearted, warm, and gentle? Yes again. He’s as compassionate as he is dispassionate. Mike Cancini is all of those things and that’s why he continues to be my favorite homicide detective.
The Last Sin
by KL Murphy
on Tour March 13 – April 14, 2017
Detective Mike Cancini has seen some dark days, but his skills are put to the test when a priest is discovered, brutally murdered in a run-down church in Washington, D.C. The man who discovered the body is none other than Cancini’s longtime friend and confidant, Father Joe Rossi. The murdered priest, Father Matthew Holland, was adored by the congregation, and it seems clear that this was a crime of opportunity in a deteriorating neighborhood.
However, Cancini soon learns some shocking details from the church secretary, and begins to suspect that Father Holland was not as saintly as he may have appeared. This new information leads to a trail of bribes and decades of corruption polluting the church. Cancini must confront his own struggles with his faith and uncover the truth of the conspiracy before more people are killed.
Genre: Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: March 2014
Number of Pages: 304
Series: Detective Cancini Mysteries #3
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K.L. MURPHY was born in Key West, Florida, the eldest of four children in a military family. She has worked as a freelance writer for several regional publications in Virginia, and is the author of A Guilty Mind and Stay of Execution. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, four children, and two very large, very hairy dogs.
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