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Publisher: 1st Books
Release Date: October 2002
ISBN: 140337239X
Format Reviewed: Trade paperback
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Genre: Mystery suspense
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer
Reviewer Notes:

Calendar of Death
By Veronica Dolan  

      Quinn Farley hopes to file a newspaper story which will insure her a regular job at the newspaper.

     When her godfather, Andy Brown, is found shot to death on the road leading from his ranch, the killer leaves a note reading, "Guilty," and a dried rose. Brown was a model citizen, devoted husband and civic leader, and the official investigation shows no motive for the killing. Subsequent murders occur: all victims are seeming blameless men, all on the first day of the month and all with the murderer leaving the same clues.

      Quinn begins to ask questions about the murder while her fiancé, Police Lieutenant Tig Grogan, is assigned to the case by the Governor. Searching for information, Quinn and Tig trace the early history of the town and its founders. The resulting investigations place Quinn's life in danger.

     This is an intriguing story with interesting insights into how events of the past have a way of influencing the behavior of present-day descendants. The action is fast paced, the plot deftly constructed and the characters well developed. The dialogue is witty and crisp and the relationship between Quinn and her mother is amusing to follow.

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