Take A Number [NOOK Book]

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“Well written and entertaining . . . You’ll find yourself turning the pages because the victim is so deliciously despicable.” West Coast Review of Books

“Intelligent and determined, Jeri holds her own among the ranks of impressive female detectives." Publishers Weekly

“Sam Raynor was the biggest slug that ever oozed across my path,” says Oakland PI Jeri Howard. “Anyone who wanted to kill him would have to take a number and get in line.”

Raynor is a liar, a cheat, an abuser who brutalized his wife Ruth. She has ...

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Take A Number

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Overview

“Well written and entertaining . . . You’ll find yourself turning the pages because the victim is so deliciously despicable.” West Coast Review of Books

“Intelligent and determined, Jeri holds her own among the ranks of impressive female detectives." Publishers Weekly

“Sam Raynor was the biggest slug that ever oozed across my path,” says Oakland PI Jeri Howard. “Anyone who wanted to kill him would have to take a number and get in line.”

Raynor is a liar, a cheat, an abuser who brutalized his wife Ruth. She has filed for divorce and hired Jeri Howard to find the money her husband claims he doesn’t have. When Raynor winds up with a bullet in his back, the prime suspect is Ruth. But Jeri, working hard to keep her client out of jail, discovers a long, long line of suspects.

“We believe that Janet is one of the best women private eye writers in the business; her books are both believable and compelling, with a heroine who goes about her business methodically and intelligently.” Tom & Enid Schantz, The Purloined Letter.

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Tom & Enid Schantz
“We believe that Janet is one of the best women private eye writers in the business; her books are both believable and compelling, with a heroine who goes about her business methodically and intelligently.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940151846561
  • Publisher: Janet Dawson
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 291,697
  • File size: 507 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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