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Death of a Saint Maker: A Texana Jones Mystery (Texana Jones #2)

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For her second book, award-winning author Allana Martin returns to the territory she depicts so expertly--"la frontera", a remote border region between Texas and Mexico. During a tour of a small Mexican town, trading post owner Texana Jones finds the body of the local saint maker, a carver of wooden saints, and is soon embroiled in a murder investigation that involves ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by St Martins Pr
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Teri
Jan 03, 2016 Teri rated it liked it
Thank you Rollo for gifting me these books! This was an enjoyable read after all. I didn't get it finished in time to be my 50th of my 50 books in 2015 challenge. Oh well. It makes for a nice 1st book of the new challenge.

I like that Martin doesn't try to turn Texana into a detective. Texana was tangled inadvertently in the mess of this book. I like, too, how she has some equanimity concerning the laws that govern the border. She is not after "bad guys" as defined by the legal system. And I lik
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Fredrick Danysh
Oct 26, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it
A carver of statues is found dead in a Mexican church. On the Texas side of the Rio Grande, Texan Jones is plagued by obnoxious people in her RV park and her trading post is broken into. The DEA suspects her of smuggling. As a reasult, she has to figue out what is going on.
Denise
Oct 15, 2016 Denise rated it liked it
Just started; so far, good "border" (la frontera) color and culture.
Might read another of these. Main characters are good and believable.
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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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