Scarecrow (Jo Banks Mystery #1)
Briefly departing from her Doctor Fenimore stories, Robin Hathaway brings readers Dr. Jo Banks, a young female doctor practicing in Manhattan. When a little patient dies, Banks blames herself. Unable to face her life, she runs—leaving her lover, driving away from New York and through New Jersey without a destination on the highway or in her life. She stops at a motel, and...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 7th 2003 by Minotaur Books
(first published April 1st 2003)
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Sep 01, 2013 Jacque rated it 4 of 5 stars
A fun mystery, with the kind of characters that feel like family. It was easy to pin down who the bad guys where, but the crime caught me by surprise. I'll be watching for more and recommend them to my friends who like a quick read.
Jo Banks is a doctor who is taking a rest from her profession after a young patient dies. She drives to parts unknown and lets caution be her guide, leading her to a small town and a motel where she plans to spend the night...until her services are needed. This small tourist area has a number of motels all in need of some type of house doctor they can call upon during emergencies. With free room and board and office space, Jo take them up on the offer. But someone is murdering farm workers and l...more
Robin graduated from Germantown Friends School and Smith College (BA/English). While her two daughters were young she owned and operated a printing/advertising firm Barnhouse Press from her home (there was a printing press in the barn and one in the house) and did freelance writing and photography. One daughter claims she was lulled to sleep by the methodical beat of a printing press in the kitche...moreMore about Robin Hathaway...