Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Turtle Baby: A Mystery Novel (Bo Bradley, #3)” as Want to Read:
Turtle Baby: A Mystery Novel (Bo Bradley, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Turtle Baby: A Mystery Novel (Bo Bradley #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  149 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The acclaimed author of Child of Silence and Strawgirl returns with another riveting Bo Bradley mystery. When the child abuse investigator tries to save an eight-month old baby in Tijauna, she becomes a pawn in a deadly culture clash whose borders are defined by lies, deception, and double murder.
Kindle Edition
Published (first published March 1st 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Turtle Baby, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Turtle Baby

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 255)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 03, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my second in the series by Padgett and liked this even more than the first. The author is a clever writer -- using mental illness (manic depressive social worker) and cultural diversity (native American/Mayan culture) as an on going theme. She manages to show both with humor while expanding politically correct positions. The mystery in this one is quite good -- there are many deaths around young Mayan child, Acito, and the story exposes the extent one goes to survive/advance along the di ...more
I'm enjoying the series but it seems a bit wordy in places. Love the main character and her supportive "cast". The stories are great just a bit to much off the subject at times.
Jun 13, 2013 Judie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bo Bradley, a San Diego social worker employed as an investigator for the Children’s Protective Services Department, is assigned a case regarding a Mayan child who has been poisoned while being cared for by a Latino couple while his mother pursues her singing career. The child is called Acito, Little Turtle. The poison is very rare, must be carefully cultivated and stored, and is usually fatal.
Relying on her acute instincts, brought about by her manic/depressive condition, Bo travels not only
This series, on the other hand, I'm eager for more of. Padgett's protagonist, Bo Bradley, is refreshingly original. Bradley is a child protective services case worker in southern California; she's also bipolar. While Padgett's attempts to educate the reader about bipolar illness gets tiresome at times, it also gives Bradley a perspective on things that few others would have.

In this, her third book in the series, Bradley tries to reunite a Mayan baby and her Guatemalan mother. When the mother --
Mar 13, 2016 Isabelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like Bo Bradley and all her quirks. I also like Andrew Lamarche. The mental illness twist in these stories make them very interesting. I also liked the Maya angle in this one.
Feb 02, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book in the Bo Bradley mystery series. Bo is a complicated, but caring individual.
Catherine Nobles
Wow! Abigail Padgett continues to amaze and impress me with her understanding of the bipolar mind, She has a keen understanding of the two-sided coin that is BPD. Plus, she's an outstanding author of mystery/thriller stories.
Susan Ward
Aug 21, 2013 Susan Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting descriptions of how the manic-depressive brain work. Enjoyed the mystery, too.
This was a fun, fast read. A good vacation/beach read.
Jacob Oommen
Jacob Oommen marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2016
Anne is currently reading it
Jun 30, 2016
Cristi added it
Jun 10, 2016
Laurie rated it really liked it
Jun 07, 2016
Echo Velvet
Echo Velvet marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2016
Maggie rated it really liked it
May 25, 2016
Gabriele marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Heidi rated it liked it
May 03, 2016
Eileen rated it really liked it
Apr 26, 2016
Judith Palinkas
Judith Palinkas rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2016
Cathy Carwile
Cathy Carwile rated it it was amazing
Apr 10, 2016
Pamela Spiro Wagner
Pamela Spiro Wagner marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2016
Bren Gamboa
Bren Gamboa marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2016
Kylie marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2016
Alysha marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2016
Oiorpata rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2016
Sue rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2016
Astrid Calvert
Astrid Calvert marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Mermaids on the Golf Course: Stories
  • Night Game
  • The Tree People
  • Plugged Nickel (Detective Joe Denali series)
  • Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime box set)
  • Where Danger Hides (Blackthorne, Inc., #2)
  • Gator Aide (Rachel Porter, #1)
  • Dark Reckoning
  • Caliber Detective Agency Case Files 1-6
  • Abduction (A Shefford-Johnson Case, #1)
  • Zombies of the Gene Pool (Jay Omega, #2)
  • In the Arms of Danger
  • Acts of Honor
  • Blues in the Night (Molly Blume, #1)
  • Came a Shadow
  • Lifting the Lid (Lifting the Lid, #1)
  • Dead Drift (Frank Bennett Adirondack Mystery #4)
  • Peppermint Creek Inn (Undercover, #1)

Other Books in the Series

Bo Bradley (5 books)
  • Child of Silence (Bo Bradley, #1)
  • Strawgirl (Bo Bradley, #2)
  • Moonbird Boy (Bo Bradley, #4)
  • The Dollmaker's Daughters

Share This Book