A FALL IN DENVER: An Em Hansen Mystery.

Andrews, Sarah

ISBN 10: 0684815230 / ISBN 13: 9780684815237
Published by New York: Scribner's, (1995) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The second mystery featuring geologist Em Hansen (by an author who is herself a geologist.) Wonderful background setting in the oilfields of the West. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 286 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). Bookseller Inventory # 65628

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Title: A FALL IN DENVER: An Em Hansen Mystery.

Publisher: New York: Scribner's, (1995) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Geologist-turned-sleuth Em Hansen trades her usual dungarees for tweeds as she investigates a case of murder and ecological mayhem at the corporate headquarters of Denver's Blackfeet Oil Company

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Geologist/amateur detective Em Hansen, a lowly mudlogger in Tensleep, is struggling up the professional ladder in her second appearance. On her first day at Denver's Blackfeet Oil, where she's just been hired as a geologist, a body falls past the 12th-floor office window of CEO Josiah Carberry Menken?who's only momentarily distracted from the saccharine welcome spiel he's flinging at Em. For Em, who's more comfortable on a horse than at a desk, this is a fitting introduction to corporate culture, which continues to baffle her. She wonders why she's been assigned to evaluate the pros and cons of drilling a particular field when colleague Pete Tutaraitis is clearly more qualified; and she wonders what drove Gerald Luftweiller to throw himself through some very thick glass on the 16th floor. Then, after awkwardly trying to alert Em to some danger, a co-worker hurtles to his death from the same building. The author's scientific explanations make geology come to life; Em's first-person narrative gives the prose added punch. With this cliche-free plot and memorable supporting players?notably foul-tongued colleague Maddy McNutt; gnomic detective Ortega; and the wily Mencken?Andrews solidly establishes her series.
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