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Murder once removed. #1 / S.C. Perkins.

Perkins, S. C. (Stephanie C.), author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library M PER (Text) 33500013040886 New Checked out 08/23/2019
Moorhead Public Library M PER (Text) 33500013040878 New Checked out 09/09/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250189035
  • ISBN: 1250189039
  • Physical Description: 318 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Series information from Goodreads.com.
Summary, etc.: S.C. Perkins' Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster deals with murders in both the past and present. Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients' long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal that prove Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran's great-great grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What's more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor's death. Partly, at least. Using clues from the journal, Lucy narrows the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer--with the accidental help of Lucy herself--and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy will find that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible.
Genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients' long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal that prove Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran's great-great grandfather was murdered back in 1849. Lucy is able to narrow the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer, and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy finds that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    In researching the Halloran family for Gus, the current billionaire patriarch, Austin, Texas, genealogist Lucy Lancaster finds proof that Seth Halloran, Gus' great-great-grandfather, was murdered—in 1849—and limits the possible suspects who arranged the hit to two prominent Texans of the time. Gus immediately calls a press conference to accuse a sitting senator's ancestor of being the perpetrator. After Lucy's friend Winnie Dell is murdered protecting the historic evidence, Lucy is determined to solve the mystery surrounding Seth's murder and to identify Winnie's killer. FBI agent Ben Turner demands she quit sleuthing before she gets hurt, but Lucy perseveres with both the current investigation and research into what happened back in 1849, ultimately connecting the two murders. An engaging protagonist, richly drawn secondary characters, plenty of plot twists, and the detail-rich genealogy frame will have readers eagerly awaiting a sequel. Winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Award. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

S.C. PERKINS is a fifth-generation Texan who grew up hearing fascinating stories of her ancestry and eating lots of great Tex-Mex, both of which inspired the plot of her debut mystery novel. Murder Once Removed was the winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition. She resides in Houston and, when she’s not writing or working at her day job, she’s likely outside in the sun, on the beach, or riding horses.

Subject: Mystery Fiction.
Women genealogists > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Women genealogists.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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