The Guy Who Died Twice by Lisa Gardner ~ Publication Day 1-8-19 #shortstory #whodoneit @LisaGardnerBks @Duttonbooks

Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren confronts the strangest case of her career in this exclusive eBook short story by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

D. D. Warren was pretty sure she’d seen it all. Then a man walks into police headquarters, attempting desperately to convince the squad that he’s dead. Explaining to him that he’s very much alive, they finally send him on his way . . . and then hours later, he turns up actually dead. And it’s on D. D. Warren to figure out how and why the dead man died . . . twice.

If you are looking for a fabulous “who-done-it” short story that you’ll devour in a few hours tops? Yes! You guessed it! Lisa Gardner isn’t a best selling author for no good reason! This short story is the best of Agatha Christie and the classic game “Clue” but with an incredible twist that will introduce you to a mystifying medical condition.

The main character, (the guy who died twice) suffers from a real neurological disorder called Cotard’s syndrome.

Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs.


But, when he actually turns up stabbed to death, detective D.D. works to get to the bottom of who the killer is! Well, the deceased has a lot of money and all of his house servants have a potential motive! Even the Mrs.?? But as everyone tells their side of the story, detective D.D., begins to piece together the mystery of how Adam really died and you won’t believe how Lisa Gardner manages to shock the reader!

Reading this short book is like being in the middle of the ultimate game of Clue! Truly a creative story that in a few short hours will have you glad you read it!

New York Times #1 bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, criminal minds and twisted plots into a streak of bestselling suspense novels. Her 2010 novel, THE NEIGHBOR, won Best Thriller from the International Thriller Writers. Most recently, she was honored with the Silver Bullet Award for her work with at-risk kids and homeless animals. Lisa loves to hike, travel the world, and yes, read, read, read!

Readers are invited to enter the annual “Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy” Sweepstakes, where they can nominate the person of their choice to die in Lisa’s latest novel. People have nominated themselves, spouses, bosses. It’s cheaper than therapy and twice as much fun! For more details, visit Lisa’s website.

Lisa lives in the mountains of New England with her family, as well as three highly spoiled dogs. Her latest novel (February 2019) is NEVER TELL, where Boston Detective D.D. Warren investigates a pregnant wife accused of killing her own husband. D.D. recognizes the wife from another “accidental” shooting sixteen years ago. More interesting, victim-turned-vigilante Flora Dane recognizes the dead husband as being a former associate of her kidnapper, Jacob Ness. What goes on behind closed doors? Someone is determined to never tell…

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  1. Will be interested how Ms Gardner treats this.I have read all the Fiona Griffith’s books by Harry Bingham.Fiona is a Welsh policewoman who suffers from Cotards and books explore how she copes when her stressful work triggers attacks.Excellent stories without the heroine having to be handicapped,however.Annoying trope!

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