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Rock of Ages (Littlejohn #2)

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Book by Owen, Howard
238 pages
Published May 30th 2007 by The Permanent Press
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Donna Davis
Rock of Ages, an intriguing novel by Howard Owen originally published in 2007, isn’t merely a mystery, but engaging fiction. I enjoyed everything except one small but noticeable problem near the end. Giant thanks to Net Galley and Open Road Integrated Media for allowing me a glimpse of the digital version in advance. It becomes available for purchase June 9.

Georgia is a respected professor for whom menopause and mounting personal losses—the death of her husband comes at almost the same time her
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Apr 11, 2013 Jane rated it liked it
Owen, it turns out, is business editor of the business section of the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star. That fact must explain why the Rappahannock Library system stocks this novel in bags filled with ten copies for book clubs. I liked Georgia, the main character, who at age 51 finds love in the same year she becomes a grandmother while on sabbatical to recover from the death of her third husband. Rape, murder, the easing of racial tensions, and nasty comments over Scrabble: they're all here. The ...more
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Jan 17, 2008 Shauna rated it it was ok
Picked this book up randomly off the library shelf. Decent enough read--the back flap had some nice reviews "a good story, engaging characters and a pretty good mystery complete with a twist at the end"--but I was put off by too much explicit language. Would not recommend or even be eager to try something else by this author.
Elizabeth
A sequel to "Littlejohn," a book I read years ago and loved. Rock of Ages is okay, but not as good as the prequel.
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Predictable...boring. But good descriptive writing.
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Howard Owen was born March 1, 1949, in Fayetteville, N.C. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1971, journalism) and has a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (1981, English).
He and his wife since 1973, Karen Van Neste Owen (the former publisher of Van Neste Books), live in Richmond, Va. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 44 years.
Owen won
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