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A Flower in the Desert (Joshua Croft #3)

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A film star begs Croft to find his missing wife and daughterHollywood icon Roy Alonzo has just learned that in Los Angeles there is no such thing as a simple divorce. After years of bitterness and jealousy, his wife Melissa leaves him, taking most of his money, property, and five days a week with their only child. When Roy begins dating again, Melissa accuses him of sexual ...more
ebook, 252 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Road (first published 1992)
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Nov 23, 2015 T J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joshua Croft has new case of a missing woman and her child and the only clue is a postcard marked with postmarked Santa Fe with the message "A flower in desert is alive". This had a lot of excitement and twist and turns. It will keep you guessing to the very end.
Oct 08, 2014 Pat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Joshua Craft investigator.
He doesn't want the case because child abuse is involved.
Takes it anyway.
Interesting twist with El Salvador death squads.
May 12, 2015 Lynne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the character, Joshua Croft. The story was o.k. Not of writing was enjoyable though.
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Apr 09, 2012 Otto Penzler rated it really liked it

Joshua Croft is a private investigator who is hired to find a missing mother and daughter whose involvement in a human rights group in Salvador creates ethical challenges for the detective and his partner, Rita Mondragon. The Joshua Croft mysteries are a great series from an author who is well known for his inventive historical mysteries, such as Miss Lizzie and Wilde West. The dynamic between Croft and Mondragon is intriguing, the clues are subtle, and the prose is original.
Jul 13, 2008 Kathleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another Satterthwait novel. I guess they really didn't make much of an impression on me.
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Walter Satterthwait (b. 1946) is an author of mysteries and historical fiction. A fan of mystery novels from a young age, he spent high school immersed in the works of Dashiell Hammett and Mickey Spillane. While working as a bartender in New York in the late 1970s, he wrote his first book: an adventure novel, Cocaine Blues (1979), about a drug dealer on the run from a pair of killers.

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