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

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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.
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Published (first published March 1st 1996)
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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.
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 --
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
Interesting descriptions of how the manic-depressive brain work. Enjoyed the mystery, too.
This was a fun, fast read. A good vacation/beach read.
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