Bad Intent by Wendy Hornsby
A Maggie MacGowen Mystery

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Investigating allegations against her boyfriend, Maggie MacGowen is completely baffled when he will not talk about the case in question, the witnesses she interviews start turning up dead, and a cover-up of immense proportions begins to unfold.

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Wendy Hornsby, Wendy Hornsby is a native of southern California born in 1947. She attended UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, and holds graduate degrees in Ancient and Medieval History. She went on after graduation to teach history at Long Beach City College for 10 years. Her first book, "No Harm" (1987), received critical acclaim. The Maggie MacGowen mystery, "77th Street Requiem," was named one of the six best mysteries of 1995 by Publisher's Weekly Magazine. Hornsby has written several mystery novels and short stories and has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Suspense from Romantic Times Magazine, the Mystery Scene Reader Award, the Orange Coast Fiction Award, and has been nominated for the Anthony Boucher Award. Wendy Hornsby added a new title to her Maggie MacGowen mystery novels in 2009- In The Guise of Mercy.
Published August 1, 1994 by E. P. Dutton. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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High-voltage independent filmmaker Maggie MacGowen (Midnight Baby, 1993, etc.) has left her San Francisco home base and, along with teenaged daughter Casey, joined forces with her policeman lover, Mike Flint, in Los Angeles.

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While Maggie, who feels ill-used by Mike, pursues her film and some sideline queries on the case, Mike is told by his superiors to take time off until things cool down.

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