Timber City Masks: A Royce Madison Mystery

York, Kieran

Published by Third Side Press, 1993
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Copy has the slightest shelfwear rubbing on the corner tips. Inscribed by the author on the title page, 1st printing of First Edition. Introducing Royce Madison, sheriff's department diehard deputy and softspoken dyke-about-town. Royce explores the boundaries of sexuallity, racial prejudice, family loyalty, and small town fear as she searches for the murderer of her lover's best friend. 230pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Introducing Royce Madison, sheriff's department die-hard deputy and soft-spoken dyke-about-town. When Royce's father, the venerable Sheriff Grady Madison, was killed, his murder went unsolved. Haunted by her father's death, Royce vowed that no other murder would go unsolved in Timber City, Colorado.
In this intriguing adventure, Royce explores the boundaries of sexuality, racial prejudice, family loyalty, and small-town fears as she searches for the murderer of her lover's best friend. Possible suspects abound in the murder of the wealthy Trish Chandler-Sumner.
Was it her no-good, jealous husband Luther, who also happens to be the sheriff's brother? could it have been Ray, the gentle, guitar-playing, young Native American implicated by one questionable witness?
When Valeria, the object of Royce's obsession, reveals that she was sexually involved with the murdered woman, the table tilts. But who knows the truth? What mask hides the real killer?
Unsolved crime means we haven't struggled hard enough for the truth. I hate being robbed of truth. And if we accept the blank page and tag an innocent person, we're accepting a lie. When law enforcers do that, the law becomes neutralized. Our inaction can put us on the inside of a mask, looking out. No better than the perpetrator.   --Royce Madison

About the Author: Author of APPOINTMENT WITH A SMILE, 2012 - Blue Feather Books; TIMBER CITY MASKS, CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN VEILS, SUGAR WITH SPICE - short story collection, and WET VIOLETS - poetry collection contributor.
Appointment with a Smile is available through Blue Feather Books Limited. Please visit the site at bluefeatherbooks.com. Or through Bella Books Distribution for books or as an e-book. It is also available from Amazon. Wet Violets: Sappho's Corner Poetry Series, Volume 2, is published by UltraVioletLovePublishing and is available through UltraVioletLovePublishing or Amazon.
Kieran York worked as a reporter and reviewer for both newspapers and magazines and was a magazine publisher for three years. She has written mainstream works including poetry and general fiction and is the author of two Royce Madison mysteries, Timber City Masks and Crystal Mountain Veils. She also wrote a collection of lesbian short stories entitled Sugar With Spice.
During the seventies, she wrote and performed songs with a woman's band.
Kieran has been a guest lecturer and panel member at various events, including Rocky Mountain Book Exhibition, Colorado Woman Musicians Series, and Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers programs. She has written for "Journal of Mystery Readers International." In addition, she has given numerous campus and coffeehouse poetry readings and taught poetry and creative writing workshops.
She graduated from a Kansas university and attended Mexico's University of the Americas her junior year. She has done graduate work at the University of Colorado.
Kieran lives in the Rocky Mountain foothills with her schnauzer, Clover. She enjoys gardening, music, literature, art, and theatre. She considers her valuables to include Clover and other family and friends, her library, her antique typewriter collection, her guitar, and her garden.

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Title: Timber City Masks: A Royce Madison Mystery
Publisher: Third Side Press
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing - Collector's

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