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A Romantic Way To Die
St. Martin's, Nov 2001, 23.95, 240 pp. ISBN: 031220907X Everyone in Clearview, Texas knows their neighbors on a first name basis and no one bothers to lock their car or house. The violent crime rate is extremely low, but once in a while Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to do “real” police work. Dan expects he and his staff to work crowd control with a romance writer's convention in town, but not anything else. However, that first night, someo...
Dead Soldiers
Five Star, Jun 2004, 25.95, 240 pp. ISBN: 1594141186X In Pecan City, Texas, Hartley-Gorman College Dean Dr. Gwendolyn Partridge asks (in the form of a command) English Department Chair Dr. Carl Burns to investigate the stealing of some valuable toy soldiers along with their container. Carl, who has solved mysteries before, would prefer to say no, but does not dare effuse his superior. Before Carl even receives a list of suspects from Dr. Part...