Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
A Novel of Suspense

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The Walker family survived the atrocities perpetrated by a serial killer and his crazed acolyte in both Hour of the Hunter and Kiss of the Bees. But can they escape the vengeance of a new killer or killers whose sights have been set on their precious daughter, Lani? Young girls are being spirited away from an orphanage deep in Colonial Mexico -- told they're traveling to a loving adoptive family in southern Arizona, their hopes are high. But the fate that waits for them is truly horrifying: when death comes, it will be a blessing....

Former Sheriff Brandon Walker is living the life of a reluctant retiree. Playing golf while his wife, Diana Ladd, continues to write her bestselling tales of true crime, he desperately misses the action and sense of usefulness from days gone by. When he’s invited to join the Last Chance Club to review and attempt to solve long-cold cases, he little imagines the first case to cross his path will be one he may have botched back when he was sheriff. And when the case from all those decades past becomes entangled with a current murder, it seems a serial killer with a very long and shocking track record may be back in business....


About J. A. Jance

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J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tucson.
Published October 13, 2009 by William Morrow. 484 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Horror. Fiction

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Attractive, philanthropic pillars of the community, for over a quarter-century they’ve been decorating a secret room in the Stryker manse with teenage girls hustled over from Mexico to satisfy the Krafft-Ebing tastes of the dissembling doctor.

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An old Tohono O'odham woman, Emma Orozco, asks Walker for help in solving the brutal murder of her daughter, Roseanne, who was slain in 1970.

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DAY OF THE DEAD returns Jance's readers to yet another of her creations --- ex-sheriff Brandon Walker --- in a tale that touches, albeit briefly, on Jance's own past.

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Emma is sent to Brandon by the most interesting person in the story, Gabe Fat Crack.

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Brandon Walker is a former sheriff who is now retired.

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Shooter Walter Dean Myers (Amistad Press · hardcover · $15.99) Veteran young adult novelist Walter Dean Myers brings a fresh voice to a disgustingly familiar tale about a gun-obsessed geek who brings his Kalashnikov to school to murder a bully then off himself.

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