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Death of a Saint Maker: A Texana Jones Mystery

Martin, Allana

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ISBN 10: 0312180837 / ISBN 13: 9780312180836
Editorial: St Martins Press. New York., 1998
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Second in the Texana Jones series. 276 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 14881

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Título: Death of a Saint Maker: A Texana Jones ...

Editorial: St Martins Press. New York.

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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For her second book, award-winning author Allana Martin returns to the territory she depicts so expertly--"la frontera", a remote border region between Texas and Mexico. During a tour of a small Mexican town, trading post owner Texana Jones finds the body of the local saint maker, a carver of wooden saints, and is soon embroiled in a murder investigation that involves traveling photographers, a passionate environmentalist, and a Mexican arms dealer .

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Pity poor Gringo, Pete Rosales's pit bull. First, squatter Carl Sebastien claims that the dog has killed his goats; then the blood-dabbled Gringo bolts out of a church, leaving behind the savaged corpse of Isidro, the wandering saint-maker who's been working on the woodcarvings around the altar. Is Gringo on a crime spree, or was Isidro killed by a two-legged predator? Out of all the scarce humans in borderline Presidio County, only shopkeeper Texana Jones's veterinarian husband Clay can tell for sure--but Clay's detained at Gordon Mateo Suarez's fabulous Rancho de Sierra Vista, enjoying Suarez's bountiful, coercive hospitality--and by the time he returns with Texana, piloted by Suarez's precocious 13-year-old daughter Inez (who calls herself ``Julia'' after Julia Roberts), there's even more trouble afoot. Texana's trading post has been broken into, her truck has been searched, and somebody's let her pet bobcat loose--all in a futile, increasingly violent search for the illegal pelts being smuggled over the border. Since Martin (Death of a Healing Woman, 1996) also takes time for subplots involving a nosey photojournalist professor and his wife and an American boy languishing in a Mexican jail, don't be surprised if the whole cast winds up under arrest--though Martin is unusually dexterous in juggling the permutations of suspects and crimes. Highly recommended for regional buffs, and a good introduction for buffs-in-waiting. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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