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No Good Deed (Sonora Blair #3)

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Lynn Hightower's female characters take no prisoners. Sonora Blair, tough-but-vulnerable Cincinnati police detective, knows the father of 15-year-old Joellen Chauncey is involved somehow in his daughter's mysterious disappearance. But Sonora's boss, partner, and colleagues think she's crazy. Dixon Chauncey is a devoted single father of three, and a mild, self-effacing milq ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1997)
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This is the second mystery by Lynn Hightower I've read. It's been much too long between books. I'm so impressed with her story-telling. I liked the main characters very much; Detectives Sonora Blake and her partner, Sam. They have a great relationship, which seems very natural, the dialogue very smooth. Sonora is a single mother, also raising two teenage children. While they don't play a great part in the story, they do add to Sonora's character. The mystery is very interesting, one of the more ...more
Ruth Kevghas
This book made me start looking for others by this author-- her books were hard to find, but great reads! I love her character of a single mom detective and how she manages (or not) her private life with her professional one. Even after all these years I believe her major characters name was Sonora or something like that and I wish she would write more using this detective!
Sonora Blair is an interesting character. I could relate to all her issues as a working mom and I found that part to be interesting. I am not sure that her detecting was all that hot, but the story was good. I listened to Anna Fields read this and she is an excellent narrator.
Really enjoyed this book - hard to put down. Policewoman Sonora who is a single mother but a policewoman first ends up solving a murder of a 15 year old girl. Book has twists and turns as you follow her investigation.
Joe Trohoski
When I was in high school in Lexington, one of my best friends was the author's daughter. My copy of this book bears the inscription, "to my adopted son, read with the lights out and the doors locked. -Lynn 1998"
Apparently I liked this book so much I am currently reading it again! I wished this author hadn't stopped writing. I liked both of her series, this one with Sonora Blair and her other series with Lena Padgett.
A Sonora Blair mystery--15 year old girl plus horse disappear. Good story line, gives good picture of frustration of working mothers as well.
Fake kidnapping. 15 yr. old girl killed by her mother
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Lynn Hightower grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she studied creative writing with Wendell Berry and earned a degree in Journalism. She also teaches novel writing in the Writer’s Program at UCLA. Survival jobs include writing television commercials, catering waitress, and bartender for one day.

Her books have been included in the New York Times List of Notabl
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