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Run a Crooked Mile (Rosemary Mendes #1)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Rosemary Mendes, looking for a new life after her husband's death, believes she has found a refuge in California's remote Trinity Alps. She's not looking for Eden, just a place where she can live alone and not bother or be bothered by anyone. Contrary to her intentions, she is drawn into the life of the small community. And she has a growing sense of identification with an ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Perseverance Press
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Feb 02, 2009 Sue added it
After her husband’s accidental death, Rosemary Mendes retreats to small-town Weaverville in Northern California to start a new life and to avoid her grasping in-laws who believe she owes them part of the insurance money. When a young woman, Mike Morgan, is shot, Rosemary feels the need to learn about Mike because she identifies with her, a loner who has also escaped from her past. Accompanied by Mike’s dog, Tank, that Rosemary reluctantly adopts, but grows to love, she talks to people to get a s ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is about a woman named Rosemary Mendes who is looking for a quiet life in the remote Trinity Alps in California.
Much to her dismay she finds herself engrossed in a murder and identifying very much with the victim. She takes in the murdered woman's dog as a favor and the realizes that he is quite a good companion and friend to her. In the next almost 300 pages of this book, the murder is solved, other interesting characters are introduced and a feeling that yo
I loved this book...the only thing I didn't like is that it doesn't appear to be part of a series, so I can't continue with the characters. LaPierre does a fantastic job of making the characters real, and there are many I'd like to get to know better. She also does a great job of bringing the setting to life. And the mystery, which involves a loner who is shot (and her dog), ends up being a complicated political and family saga. Altogether, this was a great book. I will have to go back and start ...more
Ryan Mishap
This has all the elements of a good cozy mystery: engaging protagonist with a back-story, small town setting with interesting locals who have their own culture, a murder victim with an unknown past, and several possible suspects and scenarios to explain the crime. Too bad this is mostly set up for the subsequent series--the world created and the characters introduced are good, but the mystery gets shirked a little. Oh, it was good enough, but the first hundred pages had me thinking this was goin ...more
Leslie Angel
good set up--widow moves to california mountains in search of peace and solitude and gets caught up in murder of a younger woman, also a loner. Best character is the dog, Tank.
I have read all of Janet LaPierre's book and enjoyed every book.
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