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Death of the River Master: A Texana Jones Mystery (Texana Jones #6)

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Allana Martin's sixth color-filled mystery, set in a remote spot on the Mexican-American border, opens with an unexpected and terrible blow for trading-post owner Texana Jones. Her husband, Clay, a popular veterinarian with patients on both sides of the (almost dry) Rio Grande, has been arrested for the murder of the river master, the official in charge of allocating the r ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 8th 2003 by Minotaur Books
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Chrisl
Oct 26, 2014 Chrisl rated it really liked it
I continue to hope Allana will add more books to this series with an interesting Texas setting.

The copied Kirkus Review : "KIRKUS REVIEW

Where is the water? Texana Jones ends up asking from her bordertown trading post when her veterinarian husband is arrested for murder.

How could anybody imagine that Clay Jones could kill anybody, least of all Zanjiv Mehendru, head of the US Section of the International Boundary Water Commission, a man he hardly knew? The case against Clay—a drug-addicted prostit
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Timothy McNeil
Jul 24, 2015 Timothy McNeil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked it because it felt rather close to how a regular person would approach an investigation. Still, it felt as though it was padded (cluttered) with unnecessary details.
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Allana lives in Marfa, Texas, with her husband.

Her first novel, Death of a Healing Woman, won the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award.

She is a former journalism teacher.
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