Diamondback

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When novelist Taylor Madison discovers a mysterious letter among her late mother's effects, she heads for West Texas in search of her father's identity. But small, sleepy towns don't appreciate rude awakenings and Taylor soon finds herself up to her neck in rattlesnakes and long-kept secrets--a deadly combination.

"Set against the backdrop of a West Texan rattlesnake festival, Diamondback is an enthralling and well-plotted mystery. Ms. Dearl weaves clues deftly throughout the story, leading the reader to a climax...

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Diamondback [A Taylor Madison Mystery]

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Overview

When novelist Taylor Madison discovers a mysterious letter among her late mother's effects, she heads for West Texas in search of her father's identity. But small, sleepy towns don't appreciate rude awakenings and Taylor soon finds herself up to her neck in rattlesnakes and long-kept secrets--a deadly combination.

"Set against the backdrop of a West Texan rattlesnake festival, Diamondback is an enthralling and well-plotted mystery. Ms. Dearl weaves clues deftly throughout the story, leading the reader to a climax that will surprise and satisfy even the most jaded mystery lover. On every level, Diamondback is a delight. I give it my highest recommendation." --Reviewer's Choice Award (Carrie S. Masek for Scribes World Reviews)

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Edie Claire
An intriguing Texas tale with a heart-pounding finale.(Edie Claire, author of the Leigh Koslow mysteries Never Buried and Never Sorry)
Elizabeth Daniels Squire
Diamondback is full of fascinating rattlesnake lore with some really hair-raising scenes! (Elizabeth Daniels Squire, author of Forget About Murder
Lee Harris
Diamondback, with the heat and flavor of West Texas, has an appealing sleuth who solves a murder the cops won't touch, uncovers shocking, long-buried secrets, and falls in love with a neat guy in a fast-paced story with more rattlesnakes than you would ever want to shake a stick at. I loved it. (Lee Harris, author of the Christine Bennett Mysteries)
Lynette Baughman
Diamondback is coiled and ready to strike! Author Elizabeth Dearl takes us to a rattlesnake roundup in Larry McMurtry country-hot, dry, flat West Texas-and we watch with fear and fascination as secrets and lies lead to murder. (Lynnette Baughman, author of A Spy Within)
Taylor McCafferty
Diamondback is a fun, fast read that ultimately reveals that the venom in the heart of man can be a lot more deadly than that of a rattlesnake. Taylor Madison is an engaging protagonist, the people of Perdue, Texas are interesting to get to know, but Taylor's ferret, Hazel, almost steals the show! (Taylor McCafferty, author of the Haskell Blevins Mysteries)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759931787
  • Publisher: Mundania Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    Engaging characters and a plot that kept me guessing.

    I seldom read a book in one sitting. Diamondback was an exception. I loved the characters. I could see them, hear them, empathize with them. Taylor Madison is a witty Texas gal with true grit. This is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2001

    EXCEPTIONAL MYSTERY!!!

    I just finished reading Diamondback. What an awesome mystery! I loved it! Couldn't put it down. The characters, the dialogue and the setting are so real I felt I was in Perdue breathing the dust and listening to the rattlesnakes buzz. Excellent and well-constructed plot! I had no idea whodunit until the end. The suspense kept me turning the pages faster and faster. The main character, Taylor Madison is one of the best and strongest female characters I have read in a long time. Very unique and original. And Cal, her new love interest, is such a cutie! I'm glad this is a series because I can't wait to read more about these characters. Oh, and it was so funny in places I was laughing out loud. What a wry sense of humor this author has! I also loved the heroine's pet ferret, all the interesting secondary characters, the creepy snakes...just everything. This author has incredible talent and skill. Count me in as a major fan!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2000

    A Rattlin' Good Mystery

    Mix one engaging city-bred heroine searching for her past with one small Texas town being dragged reluctantly into the present. Combine with a host of eccentric characters, a barn full of dangerous secrets, and a death no one wants to believe was murder. Add a nice dose of romance and enough rattlesnakes to give Indiana Jones nightmares. Garnish with a charming little ferret named Hazel. And serve: a tasty new mystery you'll be sorry to finish up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2000

    Diamonback is a Winner

    This fascinating mystery set in West Texas rattlesnake country is so good, that for the first time in 35 years I skipped my ironing day -- the book arrived on my ironing day and I couldn't put it down. Wait until you meet Hazel -- you'll be smitten for life. Special note to Ms. Dearl - please hurry and write the next one; I can hardly wait to find out what happens to Taylor and Hazel next.

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