Reticence of Ravens
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Reticence of Ravens

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Time and events have turned Hubert James Champion III into a morose man trying for the last year to escape into California’s Mojave Desert—somewhere a little north of Route 66 on the way to Arizona. No longer a practicing psychologist and FBI collaborator, Hugh now owns Joey’s mini-mart, a half-defunct gas station with no gas, no supplies, and little food for customers. Op...more
ebook, 258 pages
Published January 15th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published November 1st 2010)
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Patricia Gligor
M.M. Gornell kept me turning the pages of "Reticence of Ravens" because of her intriguing plot and well developed main character, Hugh. I'm glad the novel is part of her Route 66 mystery series because there are still some things about Hugh and his past I want to know. I'm looking forward to her next book.
Martha Cheves
Reticence of Ravens – Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh Repeat

‘Her hands were in her lap, clasped tight, as if she were a child being forced to sit quietly in church. Her yellow cotton sundress, styled to recall a much different era with its puffed sleeves and ribbon sash, was covered in blood – and even in the muted light of Hugh’s living room, the now dry blood was a vulgar brownish-red and painful to look at. “The nuns at Holy Trinity believe all good Catholics go to heaven whe...more
Marja McGraw
Jul 05, 2012 Marja McGraw rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All readers
Hugh Champion was a psychologist and FBI collaborator in his past life, and he’s moved to the desert, near Route 66, to lose himself and forget. He spends his days running a mostly defunct mini-mart, only opening for business when the mood strikes him. Ravens and an old dog named Hobo are his main source of companionship.

LoraLee Jackson, a somewhat ethereal young woman, turns up at Hugh’s home covered in blood. LoraLee’s father, not one of the good guys, has been brutally murdered and she’s the...more
Now here is a mystery worth your time. Creative, colorful & full of mysteries. Characters are full bodied with thinking clearly spelled out. Yes I won but will be spending money to purchase for friends. Place descriptions are so precise you feel yourself walking, driving each area.
Another smash hit from Gornell. Managed to catch me off guard with another surprise ending.
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M.M. Gornell is a lifetime lover of mysteries of all types. Besides reading and writing, she is a potter with a fondness for stoneware and reduction firing.

M.M. Gornell lives with her husband and assorted canines in California’s high-desert.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime (LA Chapter, Central Coast, International, High-Desert California Writers Club, and Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA...more
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