Dead Guilty dffi-2

      Beverly Connor

Dead Guilty dffi-2

In Beverly Connor's absorbing series, the bones of the dead reveal the secrets of the living. In this latest investigation, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon must lead a chilling excavation of a crime with harrowing implications: the murder of three people, hanged execution-style in an isolated patch of Georgia woods.
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    Dead Hunt dffi-5

      Beverly Connor

Dead Hunt dffi-5

Clymene O'Riley is in prison for killing her husband - though Diane Fallon is sure she killed another, and suspects she may have left a veritable graveyard of dead men in her wake. Either way, Diane was happy to help put her behind bars. So when Clymene informs her that one of the prison guards may be in danger from a serial killer, Diane is suspicious. And when Clymene escapes from jail, Diane becomes the prime suspect in a bloody murder that puts her in the path of an angry killer who wants her dead...
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    LC 02 - Questionable Remains

      Beverly Connor

LC 02 - Questionable Remains

From Library Journal

Georgia forensic anthropologist Dr. Lindsay Chamberlain (A Rumor of Bones, Cumberland, 1996) identifies the skeletal remains found on a farm as those of a Spanish conquistador, then agrees to investigate the much more recent "accidental" death of a long-missing spelunker. Her subsequent itinerary, though burdened with the bones of slaughtered Indians and animals, puts her in contact with an archaeologist who knew the dead caver. Shortly after they talk, he is murdered. Question is, will Chamberlain ever find the connection? Forensics and stories of conquest add authenticity but slow the plot without enhancing dramatic tension. A leisurely read, then, for larger collections.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

"Connor's style is original and fresh, and her heroine is a woman of the 90s . . . educated, intelligent, independent." -- The Midwest Book Review

"The first pages establish Chamberlain's uncanny expertise." -- Chicago Sun-Times

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    LC 04 - Skeleton Crew

      Beverly Connor

LC 04 - Skeleton Crew

Review

". . .an intriguing read." -- Athens Magazine, August 2000

I'm eager for the next adventure. -- The State, November 7, 1999

If you're a mystery fan you'll want to look for this one. -- Brazosport Facts, January 9, 2000

Mrs. Connor combines smart people, fun people, and dangerous people in a novel hard to put down. -- The Dallas Morning News, November 20, 1999

Product Description

In 1558 a Spanish galleon headed for the New World loaded with supplies for the colonies sank off the coast of Georgia. Now, inside one of the largest cofferdams ever built for purposes of archaeology, Lindsay Chamberlain is excavating the site on the ocean floor. The new head of the division of anthropology and archaeology at the University of Georgia, Francisco Lewis, is staking his reputation on the project. John West, Lindsay’s friend, is risking his future and his construction company on the safety of the cofferdam. For Lindsay, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to piece together a history that unfolded at sea, not on land.

Her research reveals that at least one passenger survived to tell the tale of the ship’s voyage and destruction. His diary, written in code in a mix of Latin shorthand and archaic Spanish, reveals details of the voyage and describes his life at sea in the sixteenth century. This treasure of information for the archaeologists now recovering the remains of the ship tells of another lost ship—a galleon on its way to Spain loaded with a vast treasure of gold, silver, and precious jewels. The diary also reveals that a murder occurred on the journey and provides Lindsay with a skeleton crew of suspects—all the clever scholar needs to solve a crime that occurred more than 400 years earlier.

With the ocean and its pounding waves only two bulkheads away, anxiety takes a toll on the excavating crew. Modern-day pirates loom on the horizon, and a hurricane is blowing their way. Adding to the troubles, two men with ties to the site are found murdered.

As tensions and trouble escalate, Lindsay must solve the murders. Everyone is a suspect. After all, who can resist the temptation of so much gold? MYSTERY 4 3/16” X 6 7/8”, 432 PAGES.

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    Scattered Graves dffi-6

      Beverly Connor

Scattered Graves dffi-6

Local politics get nasty when a new mayor is elected and Diane Fallon is replaced with an incompetent crony as head of the crime lab. But just as she's adjusting to life without murder, the newly appointed chief of police and the mayor are shot dead. Back on the job, Diane sees, but can't quite believe, the evidence damning the former chief of detectives as the shooter. Someone with plenty to gain intends to get away with more than murder, and as the investigation reveals an ever-widening web of corruption and treachery, Diane realises that no one is safe - least of all her.
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