Baby Mine: A Meg Halloran and Vince Gutierrez Mystery (Lapierre, Janet. Port Silva Mysteries.)

3.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781880284322: Baby Mine: A Meg Halloran and Vince Gutierrez Mystery (Lapierre, Janet. Port Silva Mysteries.)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Town in Trouble

Port Silva, California Elevation 100 feet Established 1885 Population 24,020

Now high school teacher Meg and her police chief husband are back, along with other memorable townspeople, in LaPierre's new novel of suspense. Baby Mine is the sixth in the series and the first to be published by Perseverance Press/John Daniel and Company. Told with LaPierre's characteristic subtlety and power, Baby Mine depicts a difficult time for the Northern California seaside town, as well as for Meg and Vince's marriage.

Drawn from the news stories of the nineties, Baby Mine brings to life the human consequences of such social forces as a depressed economy, an overstressed environment, and an influx of immigrants straining limited resources. These influences come together in the dramatic and mysterious events at a local fertility clinic. Port Silva's web of small-town relationships is fraying; unemployment, racism, and religious zealotry collide to produce an unprecedented crime wave; and Meg and Vince must help their town recover its interconnectedness and save itself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

A Town in Trouble

Port Silva, California Elevation 100 feet Established 1885 Population 24,020

When Janet LaPierre's first Port Silva mystery was published, Booklist hailed it as "a razor-sharp debut." About Meg Halloran's and Vince Gutierrez's first appearance together, respected critic Ellen Nehr praised "the smooth presentation of believable characters and coastal atmosphere." Reviewers called the succeeding books, "satisfying"(Publishers Weekly), "deftly woven"(San Francisco Chronicle),"warm and thoroughly engrossing"(West Coast Review of Books), "seductive"(PW), and "taut, telling suspense"(PW). The feelings of LaPierre's readers for her series characters were summed up by Mystery News: "Let's just say Meg Halloran rides again, and it's been too long."

Now high school teacher Meg and her police chief husband are back, along with other memorable townspeople, in LaPierre's new novel of suspense. Baby Mine is the sixth in the series and the first to be published by Perseverance Press/John Daniel and Company. Told with LaPierre's characteristic subtlety and power, Baby Mine depicts a difficult time for the Northern California seaside town, as well as for Meg and Vince's marriage.

Drawn from the news stories of the nineties, Baby Mine brings to life the human consequences of such social forces as a depressed economy, an overstressed environment, and an influx of immigrants straining limited resources. These influences come together in the dramatic and mysterious events at a local fertility clinic. Port Silva's web of small-town relationships is fraying; unemployment, racism, and religious zealotry collide to produce an unprecedented crime wave; and Meg and Vince must help their town recover its interconnectedness and save itself.

From the Back Cover:

Everybody liked Esperanza. . .

. . . her neighbors, her teenaged friend Graciela, the doctor at the fertility clinc where she had worked. Everybody but the person who beat and strangled her and tossed her body off the ocean bluff like so much garbage.

Port Silva chief of police Vince Gutierrez, struggling to keep his rain-weary and economically depressed town from crumbling into chaos, at first suspects Espy's death is another in a recent string of domestic crimes, and sets up a search for her missing husband and children. Then Graciela, sixteen years old and pregnant, disappears. . . .

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Janet LaPierre
Published by Daniel & Daniel Pub (1999)
ISBN 10: 1880284324 ISBN 13: 9781880284322
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Daniel & Daniel Pub, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1880284324

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Janet LaPierre
Published by Daniel & Daniel Publishers (2015)
ISBN 10: 1880284324 ISBN 13: 9781880284322
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Daniel & Daniel Publishers, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1880284324

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds