Jacob's Ladder by Jackie Lynn
(Shady Grove Mystery Series #2)

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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for six months now. Since she solved the murder of Lawrence Franklin, life has been quiet: she is enjoying her new friends, life next to the river, and a blossoming romance with neighbor Thomas Sawyer.
But when Rose discovers a mysterious camper from New Mexico dead in his trailer, she finds herself in the middle of another mystery. American Indian artifacts, an ancient cultural history, and a passage to grace are at stake as Rose unravels the murder, while at the same time comes to terms with a visit from her ex-husband and her father's declining health.
Jacob's Ladder is a thoughtful follow up to Down by the Riverside, featuring a curious and spiritual sleuth. "Jacob's Ladder is the perfect summer read. Pull up the closest hammock, pour yourself an iced tea, and settle in for this romp of a book."
---Philip Gulley, author of Home to Harmony "In Jacob's Ladder, Jackie Lynn has reprised her wonderful cast of West Memphis riverbank dwellers. It's a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey."
---Sallie Bissell, author of In the Forest of Harm
 
"Jacob's Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded."
 ---Katherine Valentine, author of The Haunted Rectory, and the award-winning Dorsetville series  
 
"Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing.... This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade."
---The Kingston Observer (Massachusetts) on Down by the Riverside
 

About Jackie Lynn

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Jackie Lynn is a writer and journalist who divides her time between New Mexico and North Carolina. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (the Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. Visit her Web site at www.LynneHinton.com.
 
Published November 12, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rose Franklin has been living and working at Shady Grove since she helped solve a murder at the Mississippi River site (Down by the Riverside, 2006).

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In Lynn's unconvincing second Shady Grove mystery (after 2006's Down by the Riverside), Rose Franklin, who's settled in at the West Memphis, Ark., campsite since her divorce, discovers an elderly Zuni Indian man strangled to death in his camper the day after he pulls in at the campground.

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