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At the age of four, private detective Lena Jones had been found lying unconscious by the side of an Arizona highway, a bullet robbing her of her memories.

Now the scarred survivor of a dozen foster homes, Lena has vowed to find the truth about her origins — no matter how terrible that truth might be.

In Desert Noir, the first of the Lena Jones mysteries, Lena's quest is interrupted when her friend, heiress Clarice Kobe, is beaten to death in the Western Heart Art Gallery. Lena and her Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan at first suspect the art dealer's abusive husband, but their investigations soon reveal that domestic violence was hardly the only problem in the victim's troubled life.

Clarice, for all her money and beauty, had a dark side; her enemies far outnumbered her friends. Among those who wished her dead are George Haozous, the fiery Apache artist whose graphic work she once banned from her gallery. Another enemy is Dulya Albundo, the daughter of an elderly Hispanic woman whose death was directly attributable to the art dealer's greed. Even Clarice's parents — wealthy land developers whose housing tracts have ravaged the beautiful Sonoran Desert — appear to be oddly untroubled by their daughter's death.

Lena's search for Clarice's killer brings violence back into her own life, yet it also brings her closer to the solution of her own mystery — her real identity.

Set against the backdrop of the posh Scottsdale, Arizona art scene and the nearby Indian reservations, Desert Noir heralds the debut of a detective as wounded as her clients, a woman battling her own demons while trying to rescue others from theirs.

About the Author

 Before writing mysteries full time, Betty Webb worked as a journalist, interviewing everyone from U.S. presidents and Nobel Prize winners, to the homeless and polygamy runaways. Most of her books are based on the stories she covered as a reporter. Today she's a volunteer at the Phoenix Zoo, and is also a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, the Society of Southwestern Authors, and Women Writing the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890208707
Author:
Webb, Betty
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Location:
Scottsdale, AZ
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Scottsdale
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery; Fiction; Female Sleuth; Women Detectives; Women Sleuths (Detective); American Indians; Amnesia; Anasazi; Hohokam; Pima; Apache; Apache Gold; Apache Junction; San Carlos; Superstition Mountains; Arizona; Scottsdale; Paradise Valley; Cave Creek; Me
Subject:
Scottsdale (ariz.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Lena Jones Series
Series Volume:
107-32
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8.52x5.54x.63 in. .71 lbs.

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