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Book Information: Murder Among the Owls

Murder Among the Owls (2007) [Novel]
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Series: Worldwide Mystery Library
Part: 625

Summary (From the publisher):

Birds of a dangerous feather

Sheriff Dan Rhodes isn't superstitious, but when his elderly neighbor's black cat walks into his kitchen, he suspects trouble, confirmed when he finds Helen Harris dead on her kitchen floor. It appears to be accidental. But Rhodes knows Helen never let her beloved cat outside. So who did?

Where could a killer lurk in the social world of the sweetest old lady in Blacklin County, Texas? There's Helen's book group, the Old Women's Literary Society (OWLS), where the retired schoolteacher had been stirring up some trouble. More telling could be her metal-detecting club, where some mineral rights could prove lucrative and therefore dangerous to an old woman's health. Adding to the puzzle, Helen's love life was one even the younger set would envy.

Was jealousy the motive?

The answers come with Rhodes's typical dogged, good-natured diligence and lead to the unmasking of a killer.

Original title: Murder Among the Owls
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

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Murder Among the Owls (2007)
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Language: English

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Murder Among the Owls (January 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Don Mills, ON
Publisher: Worldwide Library
ISBN: 9780373266258
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 0.8 in
Pages: 272

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Murder Among the Owls (January 9, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 9780312348090
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.2 x 1.2 in
Pages: 272

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Murder Among the Owls (May 2, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Waterville, ME
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780786294756
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 x 1.1 in
Pages: 363
Notes: Large print edition.

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