DEATH OF A HEALING WOMAN.

Martin, Allana.

ISBN 10: 0312145810 / ISBN 13: 9780312145811
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. The first mystery featuring Texana Jones, the owner of a trading post on the 'frontera' - in Presidio County, Texas, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, a series steeped on the history of the area. 260 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52883

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Title: DEATH OF A HEALING WOMAN.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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When Texana Jones stumbles upon the murder of a healing woman, she trails the killer through El Paso, Juarez, and San Antonio, until she comes back to the desert and uncovers a powerful motive for the crime.

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The borderland between Texas and Mexico along the Rio Grande comes alive in this absorbing debut featuring Texana Jones, the owner of a trading post, and her veterinarian husband, Clay. Jones doesn't believe that her best friend, Maria Ortega-Deed, and her husband were killed by drug smugglers. So, when reclusive Rhea Fair, a curandera or healing woman, is found murdered in a similar manner, Jones is determined to get to the bottom of it. Fair, once owner of a large ranch, became a healer and herbalist after her sons were arrested for drug smuggling and fled across the border to Mexico while out on bail. Just before Ortega-Deed died, Fair had gone to her for some kind of legal advice. Fair, afraid of a client with the evil eye, had also seen a clairvoyant and had sent off a long letter only days before she was murdered. Jones tracks down the identity of Fair's last client, a journalist, now also missing, who was writing a book about the curandera.Getting help in her investigation from both sides of the border, Jones must also deal with her husband's campaign to stem a rabies epidemic, and with multimillionaire rancher Robert Darke's plans for a lavish fiesta and the archeological project he is financing on his property. Martin populates Jones's tiny hometown of El Polvo with hardworking, goodhearted eccentrics and farmers, all richly portrayed in a series sure to be a winner.
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