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Pete Palamountain
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"Superbly written, intriguing,
fast moving."

"This town will draw you into its

"Another can't-put-it-down book by Pete Palamountain. I have read all his books and enjoyed them immensely. Pete does a great job in making you want to turn the page. I will be waiting impatiently for his next offering."

VIOLENCE IN TRIPLICATE in Garvey, California, a small town at the foot of Mt. Baldy.

* Suicide of a wandering derelict who returns home after forty years.
* Murder of a wealthy matriarch at her estate in the hills above the San Gabriel Valley.
* Murder of a charismatic Catholic priest after conducting Monday morning Mass.

Is there a common factor? Are the three deaths related? Is there more violence to come?

Police Chief Duffield (Duffy) Lear and newspaperwoman Matricia (Mattie) Lee team up to find out.

And Egypt Rosen, Mattie's P.I. friend from neighboring Covina, lends a hand.

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  • File Size: 365 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060MQQ46
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,686 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Found great new Author 12 May 2014
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Really enjoyed this book, will be checking out more of Mr P's novels. Always love when I find new author and have a back log to enjoy. hoping next books are as good
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun idea 15 Jan 2014
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I enjoyed this series of books although improbable it was an interesting idea and seemed pretty feasible. It goes about as far as it can
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly Written, Intriguing, Fast-Moving 15 Dec 2011
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What do a politician, a lobbyist, a lawyer, a real estate developer and an environmentalist have in common? Mattie Lee, the owner of a local newspaper, wants to find the answer. Mattie teams up with the Chief of Police to investigate a double homicide in a small Southern California town. A wealthy woman and her priest are murdered within two days of one another. A mysterious suicide lingers in the background. The suspects are related, but the motives are unclear until a forty year old secret unfolds. Meanwhile, Mattie pushes away the pain of disease as she desperately hangs on to the life and work she loves.
California Blood is superbly written, intriguing and fast-moving. This sunny California town will draw you into its secrets riddled with the blood from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Different California 29 Mar 2013
By Karen J. Dahood - Published on
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Mattie Lee, a journalist in Southern California, becomes a tenacious investigator in this smart, contemporary mystery filled with small town intrigue. An unhappy, failed woman returns to town to commit suicide - or so it seems. A wealthy citizen is stabbed in the dark in her foothills home. Her charismatic priest breaks into "heavenly language," which sounds like gibberish to some. He is then confronted by a man with a shotgun. What's going on?

I love the choice of setting, Covina, over nearby L.A. It seems life goes on as usual in the small community, and that the killings have nothing to do with Hollywood, drugs, race relations, or environmental politics, but are motivated by old-fashioned emotions. This puts us in the picture. Just as familiar and appealing is the woman who is stuck with the crime column. The greatest threat to Mattie's life is cancer. I was intrigued, too, by the realistic friendship angle. Middle-aged career women are not always chasing after men; some value their female colleagues as people they can count on. We get an introduction to a younger woman with an interesting past, Egypt Rosen, now a private detective, who stars in two other excellent Pete Palamountain mysteries.

EGYPT AND THE MEDAL OF HONOR (The Egypt Rosen Chronicles #2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Read 7 Jun 2013
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I really liked this story. Most people could not be as strong as Mrs. Lee. I really admired her courage. Duffy was a great character...smarter than some thought. All the characters were well developed. The identity of the murderer kept me guessing to the end. Very entertaining read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real good tale 9 Mar 2013
By Florcali - Published on
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Enjoyed the characters and the small town setting.
The political angle also tied in well to the desperation
Of each family member! Money and power still left
Bitterness and a overall bad smell. Only one question
What happened to all of Rosemary 's German Shepard
Dogs ? Felt maybe some mention they were taken to
The humane society would have been good as the general
Family was disfunctional in all ways!
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5.0 out of 5 stars California Blood 11 July 2014
By Marilyn Steben - Published on
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone wanting a clean and interesting story of how to discover the murderer in a mystery novel. I did suspect early on in the book the party who turned out to be the murderer. I especially enjoyed the fact that there was no bad language or cursing in the book. I would like to read more of the series by this author. He did an excellent job of building the plots and characters which led to the final chapter.
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