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Grave Silence (Jude Devine #1)

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Detective Jude Devine doesn't face too many challenges based in remote Paradox Valley. However when the body of a local teenager shows up with a stake through her heart, Jude finds herself leading an investigation no one wants to touch.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Bold Strokes Books
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Sunny
Jul 04, 2013 Sunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, I was expecting this to be more of a light-hearted farce of a mystery (maybe the almost comical cover art), but it surprised me. While the early chapters had a few laugh-out-loud scenes, especially between Jude and Mercy, it had a much deeper, more serious plot that I really enjoyed.
Debra Todd
Oct 20, 2013 Debra Todd rated it really liked it
Montezuma County Sheriff's detective, Jude Devine doesn't face too many challenges based in remote Paradox Valley, where most of the crime involves hiker assaults, campsite thefts, and cattle rustling. However, when the body of local teenager shows up with a stake through her heart, Jude finds herself leading an investigation no one wants to touch. As Jude uncovers the truth about the murder and tries to save a young girl from being forced into a marriage, she must decide how much she is willing ...more
Rachel
May 24, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
me, 30 pages into this book: ehhhhhh i don't love this, i'm going to get up and stop reading it

me, one hour later: i mean maybe i'll stop reading this for 5 minutes to eat dinner

me, two hours later: i mean maybe i'll read the sequel now

(i really liked her writing style and her characters were all very strong and i got immediately invested?!?!?!?!? i have a bunch of legitimate complaints that i don't really want to go into but I was so invested and read it in one sitting)
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Mar 22, 2015 Roxanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, series, ebook
Quick paced read. Likable characters. Will definitely read the next in the series.
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Different. Good. Interesting info on FLDS and barricaded gun nuts. The sex was brief and blunt. No relationship. It would be neat to see Jude and Chastity get together. Worth the read, but be prepared for some intense scenes.
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Shelves: lesbian-mystery
See my full review of this novel in the Lesbian Mystery Reading Group.
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Rose Beecham's research on a fundalmentalist sect was awesome. Her characters were interesting, and I would love to explore their relationships more.
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Rose Beecham is the mystery pen name of best-selling lesbian romance and mystery novels writer Jennifer Knight. She is the prolific author of romance and mystery novels under three pen names — Jennifer Fulton, Rose Beecham, and Grace Lennox. She was first published by the Naiad Press in 1992. Jennifer is a recipient of the Alice B. Reader's award for Lesbian Fiction, multiple Golden Crown Literary ...more
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