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Arizona Dreams
01 Dec 2012 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781781850350

The past haunts the present as ex-history professor David Mapstone takes on the cold case crime desk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 224 pages
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A PHOENIX COLD CASE: David Mapstone has returned to Phoenix, Arizona, the desert city he left behind a lifetime ago. The ex-cop, ex-history professor is working the police dept's cold case desk, unearthing long-buried secrets. And he's good at it: as an ex-historian Mapstone knows the past is never past, as an ex-cop he knows he can't trust anybody...

ARIZONA DREAMS: Mapstone has received a letter confessing to a forty-year-old murder and providing directions to the body, but things are never what they seem in Phoenix. Buried beneath a mound of bowling-ball-sized rocks in the desert west of Tonopah, there's a body right where the letter said it would be – but it's only weeks old, not years.

Its not the only fresh body, either. As the death count rises, the clues keep pointing back to the same remote piece of desert and a real-estate development called Arizona Dreams. But Mapstone knows something sinister is fueling this increasingly dangerous case...

Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan who grew up in the same neighbourhood that Mapstone calls home. He is the author of nine novels, including the Mapstone mysteries, The Pain Nurse and Deadline Man.

THE PHOENIX COLD CASES. Meet David Mapstone – unemployed history professor forced to come home to Phoenix, where his only job prospect is working for his old friend in the Sheriff's Office on the department's cold cases. With a .357 magnum Colt Python added to his academic skills, Mapstone is soon getting results.

'A great read!' Michael Connelly

'A strong new voice in contemporary hard-boiled fiction' Washington Post

'Talton crisply evokes Phoenix's New West ambience and keeps readers guessing with unexpected plot twists' Publishers Weekly

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