Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child

by Janet Dawson
     
 

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“Jeri combines V.I.’s social conscience with Kinsey’s bad-ass attitude and a snappy narrative voice . . . Dawson manages to blend her social criticism into a rich plum pudding sprinkled throughout with memorable characters.” Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post Book World

“Janet Dawson, whose Jeri Howard never fails to enlighten and

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“Jeri combines V.I.’s social conscience with Kinsey’s bad-ass attitude and a snappy narrative voice . . . Dawson manages to blend her social criticism into a rich plum pudding sprinkled throughout with memorable characters.” Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post Book World

“Janet Dawson, whose Jeri Howard never fails to enlighten and entertain, even in the grimmest of circumstances. Dawson is a writer with the courage to take on the big issues without flinching and this time her plot revolves around the homelessness and the impact on ‘nice’ middle-class families when the HIV virus invades their lives.” Val McDermid’s Crime Beat, Manchester Evening News

“Compassionate and tenacious, Oakland, CA PI Jeri Howard makes her fifth appearance in this finely crafted, absorbing adventure.” Publishers Weekly

It’s a cold rainy winter. Oakland PI Jeri Howard is having a tough time getting into the Christmas spirit – and dealing with a prickly client. Naomi Smith’s daughter Maureen ran away three years ago. At various times Maureen was homeless. Now she’s dead and her two-year-old daughter is missing. It’s dangerous out on the mean streets of Berkeley, for an adult let alone a child. Can Jeri find the little lost toddler before time runs out?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151846585
Publisher:
Janet Dawson
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
510,113
File size:
494 KB

Meet the Author

In elementary school, Janet Dawson wrote mysteries in longhand on lined binder paper, influenced by those blue-backed Nancy Drew books she devoured. Now Janet writes about private investigator Jeri Howard. Her first book, Kindred Crimes, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for Best Private Eye Novel, and was nominated for Shamus, Anthony and Macavity awards. Other books include Till The Old Men Die, Take A Number, Don't Turn Your Back On The Ocean, Nobody's Child, A Credible Threat, Where The Bodies Are Buried, A Killing At The Track, and Bit Player. Her latest book is a suspense novel, What You Wish For. Janet was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado. With a journalism degree from the University of Colorado, she worked as a newspaper reporter, then joined the Navy. An enlisted journalist, she wrote news and features in public affairs offices in Guam and Pensacola, FL. As an officer, her duties took her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives in Alameda. Janet has a master's degree in history from California State University East Bay and can't think of anything she wants to study enough to go back to grad school. She currently works at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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