By Anne Argula
"Wry humor, straight-talking characters, and colors of the supernatural taste this cleverly written debut police procedural. Spokane law enforcement officials named Quinn and strange, a female/male crew, force to an island within the Northwest Indian Territory to choose up a bail-jumper sought after for statutory rape. whereas there, atypical turns into by surprise psychic after interpreting concerning the 30-year-old unsolved homicide of an Indian boy and his white female friend. for the reason that their bail-jumper is in poor health, they've got barely enough time to enquire; and it quickly turns into obvious that Odd's visions come from the murdered girl"--Library magazine.
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And if she knew Sonny Boy 44 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM hadn’t cut the hole in the fence, did she also know who had? Lavinia provided more questions than answers. “A penny for your thoughts,” said Sally, sliding onto the barstool beside me. She was wearing jeans, a red western shirt and cowboy boots. My sister the cop looked like someone who’d have no trouble wrestling a steer to the ground. ” “You certainly seemed deep in thought. ” I was changing the subject without her knowing it.
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He’s only the screenwriter, Sally. ” 47 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM 5 I’d brought my Remington portable typewriter with me from Hollywood. It was still in its case in the closet. On Thursday morning I made a gigantic gesture toward starting a new future and took it out, setting it up on one end of the small table off the kitchen. For a long time I sat in front of it, as if trying to get used to the idea that this was my new writing space instead of the office I’d rented at Columbia, that I could work at home and write books and be my own boss.