Death Books a Return [NOOK Book]

Overview

Death Books a Return is a mystery novel featuring protagonist Juanita Wills, intrepid (aka nosy) public librarian in the small town of Wyndham, Oklahoma.

While researching local history, Juanita comes across the 1959 unsolved murder of a black teenager. But no one wants to dig up the past of buried secrets and broken love affairs that once entwined the citizens of Wyndham and the neighboring all-black village of Bryson's Corner.

When her only ...

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Death Books a Return

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Overview

Death Books a Return is a mystery novel featuring protagonist Juanita Wills, intrepid (aka nosy) public librarian in the small town of Wyndham, Oklahoma.

While researching local history, Juanita comes across the 1959 unsolved murder of a black teenager. But no one wants to dig up the past of buried secrets and broken love affairs that once entwined the citizens of Wyndham and the neighboring all-black village of Bryson's Corner.

When her only witness is poisoned, Juanita becomes more determined to bring the killer to justice, even if it puts her own life at risk, in this second in Hill's Scrappy Librarian mystery series.

"Cleverly presented, and the characters are endearing." - Library Journal

MARION MOORE HILL is the author of the Scrappy Librarian mystery series and the Deadly Past mysteries. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma. Her website is www.MarionMooreHill.com.

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Library Journal

Sole librarian for the small northeastern Oklahoma town of Wyndham, Juanita Wills (Bookmarked for Murder) is in a unique position to investigate the town's history, but her dogged pursuit of information often gets her into trouble. In her latest research, she discovers an unsolved murder from 1959. The victim was a black teenager from the all-black town of Bryson's Corner; the motive and suspects have never been established. Was it a racist killing? Uncovering the truth becomes Juanita's goal even though no one in either town wants to talk about the case. Despite the grim nature of the crime, Hill sets an old-fashioned cozy mood: Juanita dines her boyfriend, Det. Lt. Wayne Cleary, ordering sweetbreads, and the couple, in their forties, share only a few kisses. The mystery is cleverly presented, and the characters are endearing, but the labored discussion of racism in the past and the present feels forced, like a didactic history lesson. A good choice for libraries with avid mystery readers and Plains history buffs.
—Stacey Hayman

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610844901
  • Publisher: Belgrave House
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 899,445
  • File size: 565 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Moore Hill is the author of the Deadly Past Mystery series, which includes Deadly Will, and Bookmarked for Murder, the first book in the Scrappy Librarian Mystery series. Her novels and short stories have been recognized by Byline magazine, the Greater Dallas Writers' Association, Johnson County Creative Writers, Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc., and Panhandle Professional Writers. Her first short story, "Mum's and Pansy's Greenhouse," was the inaugural winner of Whispering Willow mystery magazine's Dagger award. She lives in Durant, Oklahoma.

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