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A CLINIC FOR MURDERS : A Dr Sam Turner Mystery.

Landreth, Marsha.

ISBN 10: 0802732410 / ISBN 13: 9780802732415
Published by New York: Walker, (1993.) dj, 1993
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The second mystery featuring a very pregnant medical examiner Dr Samantha Turner, who has left Sheridan, Wyoming to attend a medical conference in California. INSCRIBED on the title page "For Don, Rx for happiness. Sell this Fucker for $1 mil" and dated in the year of publication. 212 pp. Very near fine in fine dust jacket. (faint splash to bottom edge of textblock.). Bookseller Inventory # 51543

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Title: A CLINIC FOR MURDERS : A Dr Sam Turner ...

Publisher: New York: Walker, (1993.) dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Attending a medical examiners' conference in San Diego, pregnant Samantha Turner finds that a bad case of morning sickness and the sudden death of a doctor could ruin her time there

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Minutes after Dr. Doyle Smith collapses at a San Diego medical examiners' conference, muttering, ``Murder...letter in safe...authorities...'' into Dr. Samantha Turner's ear, Sam's in his hotel room looking for that letter. There goes the convention--Sam spends the night in stir--and there goes Sam's honeymoon with her stepson Derek (who pursued her though The Holiday Murders, 1992)- -somebody bombs the flight they've booked back to Sheridan, Wyoming. The sequel, as Sam (whose pregnancy takes her off the plane at the last minute) alternately swaps light-comedy repartee with Derek (also surviving) and grimly tags the remains of the dead, shows Landreth's writing at her best and worst: despite an ingenious and gripping premise that ties the murder motive to some scary tissue-research at a St. Thomas clinic, she never finds a tone that would weave together all the threads of the story. A mix of homicide, midlife romance, coverups, and unassimilated forensic detail that reads like a bunch of outtakes from Sam's promising debut. But Landreth's talent ensures that she'll be back with a stronger vehicle. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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