Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw

Book - 2000
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The report of a homicide at Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains captures Joanna's full attention. An Indian woman has been found shot to death ... a woman recently released from prison after serving time for the manslaughter killing of her husband. And her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lucy, is missing. The death at first appears to be a case of exploding domestic rage, and a troubled teen runaway may be a victim -- or a cold blooded killer. Joanna's investigation leads her down a twisted trail of hatred and greed, where violence is the first response and long-buried secrets are a reason to kill ... or die.
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061998980
Call Number: JANCE
Characteristics: 482 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Sheriffs -- Arizona -- Cochise County -- Fiction.
Policewomen -- Fiction.
Cochise County (Ariz.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.


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Apr 08, 2017

In this mystery novel, Joanna Brady is the head of police in a small town in Arizona near Tucson. Half the book is about background information, usually the marital and family relationships of her main characters. This information is used as filler to solving the murder of a single mom recently released from prison. If you are interested in the character development of Jance's main character, Joanna Brady, this book might interest you; otherwise it is weak as a mystery/police procedural novel. This was my first mystery book by Jance and probably my last.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Sheriff Joanna Brady investigates the death of an Indian woman recently released from prison.


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