Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez


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Fans of tough female detectives like V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone will be pleased.
-Publishers Weekly


Half-Cherokee Marquitta "Skeet" Bannion thought she was leaving her troubles behind when she fled the stress of being the highest-ranking woman in the Kansas City Police Department, a jealous cop ex-husband, and a disgraced alcoholic ex-cop father. Moving to a small town to be chief of a college's campus police force, she builds a life outside of her work. She might even begin a new relationship with the amiable Brewster police chief.

All of this is threatened when the student editor of the school newspaper is found murdered on campus. Skeet must track down the killer, following trails that lead to some of the most powerful people in the university. In the midst of her investigation, Skeet assumes responsibility for a vulnerable teenager when her ex-husband and seriously ailing father wind up back on her hands. Time is running out and college administrators demand she conceal all college involvement in the murder, but Skeet will not stop until she's unraveled every last secret.

In award-winner Linda Rodriguez, mystery fans will find a unique voice and a gifted storyteller.


About Linda Rodriguez

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Linda Rodriguez is a winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. As a poet, she has won the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence, the Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, and the Midwest Voices and Visions Award. She enjoys knitting lace shawls, spinning alpaca wool, weaving tapestries, and gardening with herbs and native plants. She is currently working on a book of poetry based on teachings from her Cherokee grandmother and another mystery novel about Skeet Bannion. Linda lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, a Plott Hound, and a domineering cat.
Published April 24, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Apr 15 2012

Skeet’s debut introduces a strong, intelligent woman detective... The next episode can’t come too soon.

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Publishers Weekly

Mar 12 2012

Fans of tough female detectives like V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone will be pleased.

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Reviewed by Lonita Cook on Apr 17 2012

To read is enjoyable, to write is miraculous and Linda Rodriguez bombards us with blessings page to page as evidence is analyzed, suspects are arrested, lives are destroyed, and relationships find hope.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Reviewed by Oline Cogdill on May 15 2012

Rodriguez is off to a sturdy start with "Every Last Secret."

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Below average
Reviewed by Lourdes Venard on Apr 01 2012

Rodriguez's first novel is very readable, although it has some of the hallmarks of a first-time novelist: the beginning of the book is populated with so many characters you'll need a scoresheet.

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Mystery Scene

Reviewed by Tea Dee

...with solid writing and honest insights into human complexity, Rodriguez manages to employ all these familiar tropes with considerable élan.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Apr 23 2012

Linda Rodriguez and Every Last Secret live up to the billing as the winner of a traditional mystery competition.

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Criminal Element

Reviewed by Katrina Holm on Apr 20 2012

With Every Last Secret, Linda Rodriguez hasn’t just given us a great story—she’s given us the gift of a fully immersive reading experience.

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Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Apr 02 2012

Linda Rodriguez provides an enjoyable police procedural starring a likable besieged cop.

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Joseph's Reviews

May 21 2012

Clearly, Ms. Rodriguez has set up the beginning of an engaging series of novels with a great ending – and the potential for a direct sequel.

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