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Death in a Small Town

Kinman, Gay Tolt

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ISBN 10: 1591331641 / ISBN 13: 9781591331643
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Title: Death in a Small Town

Publisher: Hilliard & Harris


Book Condition:Fine

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Jo Peters, a former LA County District Attorney, once thought that big city life and glamor were her future. But after a brush with death and a truckload of murder and mayhem in LA, Jo decides that home, Mirasol, CA, doesn't look so bad after all. She is content to be the new city attorney for her home town. No more grisly murder scenes, just boring administrative law. A small town pace, re-connecting with old friends. Life is good. When the body of one of those old friends is found, Jo finds herself drawn to the investigation. The police think Loren Balfour committed suicide. Jo thinks he was planning for the future-not suicidal behavior in Jo's experience. Jo's dogged investigation of Loren's death leads her through a labyrinth of small town politics, grudges, more skeletons than she could have imagined, and a killer who is none too pleased about her efforts.

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Dr. gay toltl kinman coordinates Workshops for Writers at Cal State, San Bernardino, has eight award nominations for her writing including three Agatha Award nominations and has published over one hundred and fifty articles in professional journals. She has published six children's books, several short stories in American and British magazines as well as a gothic novel. Dr. kinman also has had a play produced. In addition she has a recipe included with other famous authors in the book A Second Helping of Murder. Dr. kinman co-edited a cookbook for Sisters in Crime called Desserticide II aka Just Desserts and Deathly Advice as well as Shameless Promotion for Brazen Hussies 2. For Mystery Writers of America, Dr. kinman has served as Chair of the Edgar Award for Best Children's Mystery and also served on the Edgar Committee for Best Young Adult Mystery. She has been a judge for many contests including original paperback and short story contests for the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Awards and also judged the category of short story for the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Awards. She has also judged several Romance Writers of America contests. Kinman is a frequent moderator and panelist for Left Coast Crime, Bouchercon, Malice Domestic, Epicon, Mayhem in the Midlands, and other writers' conferences. Also, kinman is a scholar for the Center for the Book, Library of Congress UCLA ?Women of Mystery? discussion group. She is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime (former L.A. Chapter Board member), Private Eye Writers of America, Short Mystery Fiction Society, (EPIC) Electronically Published Writers Internet Connection, Women Writing the West, the Dramatists Guild, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Kinman has a library degree and a law degree. To learn more about the author, visit gay toltl kinman's website at

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