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Parrot Blues (Neil Hamel #6)
One of the Southwest's hottest suspense series continues with its most ambitious installment yet, as New Mexico lawyer turned sleuth Neil Hamel becomes immersed in the deceptively treacherous world of parrot smuggling.
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published January 1995)
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Jan 02, 2015 Emily Crow rated it liked it
Average mystery set in New Mexico, involving parrot smuggling and an apparent kidnapping. The setting was well-done, but the story a bit slow, with too much discussion of technology for my tastes (and, since the books was written in the 1990s, obsolete technology at that), and the first 130 or so pages were already summarized in the blurb on the back of the book. Still, the main character was interesting and there were a few exciting scenes, and including parrots in any tale can't hurt.
Judith Van Gieson is the author of a children’s book, a collection of poetry and short stories, and thirteen mysteries. Her short stories have appeared in several mystery anthologies. In the first mystery series eight books, featuring female Albuquerque attorney/sleuth Neil Hamel, were published by HarperCollins. Neil’s work often involved environmental issues including endangered species and ...moreMore about Judith Van Gieson...
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