Restored to Death by Nancy Bell
A Judge Jackson Crain Mystery

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Restored to Death introduces Jackson Crain, a widowed county judge who lives with his delightfully idiosyncratic thirteen-year-old daughter.

When his deceased wife’s sister is bludgeoned to death, and her husband, Ron Hughes, is accused of the crime, the judge decides to assist the investigation. Things do not look good for Ron, who is rumored to be having an affair with the red-haired waitress at the town’s only cafe.

Soon a young vagrant girl is discovered: she has been bludgeoned to death, too. As Judge Crain explores further, he is surprised to find a possible connection between the murdered girl and a new woman in town whom he finds attractive.

Full of quirky characters like the gossip-laden ladies down at the Knitter’s Nook, Restored to Death is the start of another top-notch series from Nancy Bell.
 

About Nancy Bell

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Nancy Bell lives in Pittsburg, Texas. She writes full time and lives with her cats, Gomer and Goober, in a fine old house on a tree-lined street.
 
Published June 1, 2003 by Chivers. 317 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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While the womenfolk gossip over at the Knit Shop and the men speculate over coffee at the Wagon Wheel, a scruffy, bearded stalker is peering in windows and worse, until the poor soul descends into paranoid schizophrenia, and the judge and sheriff arrive just in time to save another victim.

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