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1. Desert Run LP - Betty Webb

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Praise for Desert Run... "[A] fascinating adventure....Webb effec-tively evokes the beauty of the Arizona desert." -Booklist Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner, Jimmy Sisiwan, is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest MicroSystems. Her old captain at the Scottsdale PD is moving to Brooklyn. She's doing security for the director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the "great escape" of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan Zur See Erik Ernst, a man in his nineties confined to a wheelchair after a boating accident, has just been murdered. Lena's experienced in probing the past for answers, including the central mystery of her own life-who is she? Betty Webb has interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts, Nobel Prize-winners, the homeless, the dying, and polygamy runaways. Desert Wind is seventh in her Lena Jones mystery series, based on stories she covered as a reporter. www.bettywebb-mystery.com

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2. Desert Cut - Betty Webb

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3. The Anteater of Death A Gunn Zoo Mystery - Betty Webb

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Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater was framed. But California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must prove Lucy had nothing to do with the body found in her enclosure or her furry friend will be shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then things get worse. The snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from her houseboat, her father gets targeted by a local gangster, and her mother starts introducing her to eligible bachelors. But Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant worker’s son. Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of Central California Coast houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder. Betty Webb is the author of the award-winning Lena Jones detective series. The Anteater of Death is first in a series of new Gunn Zoo mysteries. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

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4. Desert Lost LP - Betty Webb

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While running surveillance in Scottsdale, P.I. Lena Jones discovers the body of a woman connected to an infamous northern Arizona polygamy cult. With help from a former polygamist "sister wife," Lena soon discovers a shocking secret: in a society where one man can have ten wives, nine men will have none. While searching for the victim's lost son, Lena is visited by her beloved foster mother Madeline. The visit renews Lena's memories of her own damaged childhood and brings new clues to the identity of her biological parents, who abandoned her when she was four years old. Arizona polygamy and its discarded sons and Lena's lost past converge in a case fraught with danger. Former journalist Betty Webb has interviewed many subjects, including polygamy runaways. Desert Lost is the second novel in her Lena Jones series to deal with the issues of polygamy. www.bettywebb-mysteries.com

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5. The Koala of Death - Betty Webb

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Praise for The Koala of Death... "Webb warmly evokes the unconventional worlds of zoo and marina." -Publishers Weekly When Theodora "Teddy" Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zoo-keeper was strangled. The clues to Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at Gunn Zoo, including Outback Bill, Kate's Aussie ex-boyfriend; and Robin Chase, the big cat keeper who's got it in for Teddy. Also displaying suspicious behavior are several "liveaboarders" at the harbor; Speaks-To-Souls, a shady "animal psychic;" and even Caro, Teddy's much-married, ex-beauty queen mother. Meanwhile, the killer is narrowing in on Teddy.... Betty Webb has been a journalist and book reviewer for the past 20 years. Her Lena Jones detective series has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other national publications. Betty teaches creative writing at Phoenix (Arizona) College. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

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6. Desert Wind - Betty Webb

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Praise for Desert Wind.... "Webb uses her expert journalistic skills to explore a shocking topic that private investigator Lena Jones uncovers with masterly resolve....a must-read." -David Morrell New York Times bestselling author When P.I. Lena Jones's Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan is arrested in the remote northern Arizona town of Walapai Flats, Lena rushes to his aid. She finds a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located ten miles from the Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law has been murdered. Then the mine's public relations flack is found shot to death, casting suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family. Is there a connection to the mysterious deaths surrounding the 1953 filming of The Conqueror? Now she must uncover the decades-old tragedy no one in Walapai Flats wants to talk about. Desert Wind is seventh in Betty Webb's highly praised Lena Jones mystery series www.bettywebb-mystery.com

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7. The Llama of Death - Betty Webb

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Praise for The Llama of Death... "An appealing cozy." -Publishers Weekly Zookeeper "Teddy" Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a Monterey area Renaissance Faire. Soon she stumbles upon the body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, still dressed as Henry VIII. Everyone thinks Alejandro stomped him to death, but a closer look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the "reverend" is really an escaped convict, and every marriage he's performed for 20 years-including each of Teddy's mother's-is null and void. The child of the man Victor once murdered may have wanted to kill him, too. Can Teddy find the killer before someone else dies? Betty Webb's humorous Gunn Zoo series debuted with The Anteater of Death, followed by The Koala of Death. A book reviewer at Mystery Scene Magazine, Betty is a member of National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, and the National Organization of Zoo Keepers. www.bettywebb-zoomystery.com

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8. On Route 66 Twelve stories on Route 66 - Daniel Wyatt

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On Route 66 is dedicated to the legendary road. It’s a book about people. People on the move. †In a series of twelve short stories, Daniel Wyatt evokes that great and wonderful era in the good ol’ US of A, when the open road brought something new, exciting, and magical around every corner and bend. We all want to know what’s on the other side of the hill.

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9. Pennant Man - Daniel Wyatt

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Professional baseball hasn't always been integrated. Up until the 1940s, there were white leagues and negro leagues. Regardless of talent, white team owners fought long and hard to keep blacks from entering their exclusive clubs. Then the Brooklyn Dodgers took the other owners on by scouting two black players of equal talent. The goal -- two players breaking the color line together...

One was Jackie Robinson. The other had a past.

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10. Cold Tuscan Stone - David Wagner

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Praise for Cold Tuscan Stone... "Should appeal to fans of Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy novels and Iain Pears' Italy-set art-theft series starring Jonathan Argyll and Flavio di-Stefano." -Booklist Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, to work as a translator. He's still settling in when a school friend, now senior in the Italian Art Squad, recruits him for an under-cover role as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery. They hope to flush out priceless burial urn traffickers. But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff. Now the local Com-missario suspects him in the dead man's murder. Then Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome and renews a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Is Rick now the target of both cops and criminals? David P. Wagner is a retired Foreign Service Officer who spent nine years in Milan and Rome during his career. He lives in New Mexico with his wife. www.davidpwagnerauthor.com

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11. Fear of Landing LP - David Waltner-Toews

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It's the early 1980s. Even as President Suharto violently stifles dissent, the islands of Java and Bali are under the million-dollar development schemes of Western governments. Canadian veterinarian Abner Dueck wanted a mundane job. But when some cows die under mysterious circumstances, Dueck's life changes abruptly. Soon after, two of his friends are murdered. To unravel the mysterious deaths, Dueck must first understand the long shadow cast upon Indonesian life by the 1966 massacres; the complexities of their music; the demands and intrigues of love and conspiracy, death and mystery; and of course, the stories behind Indonesia's cultural heritage and personal identity. David Waltner-Toews is a specialist in the epidemiology of food and waterborne diseases, zoonoses, and ecosystem health. He has published several non-fiction books. Fear of Landing is his debut novel.

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12. Murders and Mysteries of the North York Moors - Peter N. Walker

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In this chilling investigation of foul deeds and mysterious deaths, former police inspector, Peter N Walker leads the reader through this native countryside in search of the truth behind many unexplained mysteries and unsolved murders. Isolated moorland inns and quiet dales conceal memorable tales of passion and despair from ancient times right up to the present day. This wide-ranging and breathtaking collection of murders and mysteries are intriguing and informative, whether you know the North York Moors or not.

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13. Death of a Princess - Large Print - Peter Walker

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As detective Superintendent Mark Pemberton investigates the death of a woman nick named The Princess, he finds himself asking the same question time and time again. Accident or murder? The last of the wealthy Milverdale family, The Princess has been found shot in the grounds of her estate. Was the bullet that killed her a stray from a local poacher's gun? Or did someone deliberately set out to shoot her dead? Pemberton soon begins to suspect murder as he uncovers unsavoury rumours which suggest there are many who would wish The Princess harm - and the dissolution of the Milverdale estate means tenants are entitled to buy their properties, revealing yet more suspects. Nonetheless, Pemberton becomes convinced that the key to her death is a deep family secret. Could there be an heir? And would a heir do anything to gain his inheritance - such as making The Princess's death look like a tragic accident?

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14. The Rock Hole - Reavis Wortham

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It's 1964 in Center Springs, Texas, and farmer and part-time Constable Ned Parker has been summoned to a hot cornfield one morning to examine the remains of a tortured bird dog. Ned is comfortable handling moonshiners, drunks, and domestic disputes. But when the animal atrocities turn to murder, the investigation spins beyond his abilities. After a dizzying series of twists, eccentric characters, and dead ends, Judge O.C. Rains is forced to contact the FBI. Then sinister warnings that Ned's family has been targeted by the killer lead the old lawman to become judge and jury to end the murder spree in the Red River bottomlands. Reavis Z. Wortham is humor editor and frequent contributor to Texas Fish and Game Magazine and author of Doreen's 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café, a collection of short stories. His work has also appeared in American Cowboy and Texas Sporting Journal. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife live in Texas. The Rock Hole is his first novel. www.reaviszwortham.com

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15. Burrows - Reavis Z. Wortham

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Praise for Burrows... "Wortham combines the gonzo sen-sibility of Joe R. Lansdale and the elegiac mood of To Kill a Mockingbird." -Publishers Weekly starred review Constable Ned Parker comes out of retirement when Center Springs, Texas, becomes the latest stop for a murderer. Ned's nephew Cody is the new Constable and a Vietnam vet. When a dead man is found hooked to fishing lines in the river, a lead points to the long-abandoned Cotton Exchange warehouse in nearby Chisum. The building is a hoarder's paradise: each floor stuffed to the ceiling with garbage, furniture, books, tools, tires, rats, and filth. But it is also host to booby-traps, shafts, and bales. Was this lair built out of desperation or designed to torture and kill anyone trying to capture the elusive killer? As a boy, Reavis Z. Wortham hunted and fished the river bottoms near Chicota, Texas, the inspiration for Center Springs. His novel The Rock Hole was named one of 2011's best books by Kirkus Reviews. He and his wife Shana live in Texas. www.reaviszwortham.com

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16. The Right Side of Wrong - Reavis Z. Wortham

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"A fine historical crime novel.... Highly recommended." -Joe R. Lansdale, award-winning author of Edge of Dark Water Praise for The Red River Mysteries... "Combines the gonzo sensibility of Joe R. Lansdale and the elegiac mood of To Kill a Mockingbird to strike just the right balance between childhood innocence and adult horror." -Publishers Weekly starred review of Burrows As 1965 draws to a close, Constable Cody Parker of Center Springs, Texas, has a frightening sense of gathering storm clouds. His dreams prove accurate when he is ambushed and nearly killed on a lonely country road during an unusually heavy snowfall. As Cody recovers, Constable Ned Parker struggles to connect a seemingly unrelated series of murders. When Cody follows his main suspect across the Rio Grande into Mexico, Ned understands that to save his nephew, he will have to cross more than a river: he will have to cross over to the right side of wrong. As a boy, Reavis Z. Wortham hunted and fished the river bottoms near Chicota, Texas, the inspiration for his fictional Center Springs. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife Shana live in Texas. www.reaviszwortham.com

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17. Dangerous Edge of Things - Tina Whittle

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18. Darker Than Any Shadow: A Tai Randolph Mystery - Tina Whittle

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19. Blood, Ash, and Bone: A Tai Randolph Series - Tina Whittle

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