13/5 (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Fiction - 412 pages
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In 1971, the state of Minnesota was rocked by the ''Butcher Boy'' incident, as coverage of a family brutally murdered by one of their own swept across newspapers and television screens nationwide. Now, in present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life. No stranger to tragedy, Polly was a runaway at the age of fifteen, escaping a nightmarish Mississippi childhood. Lonely, that is, until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand. Polly is immediately smitten. She finds him attractive, charming, and intelligent. Marshall, a lifelong bachelor, spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly's two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. However, as Polly begins to settle into her new life, she becomes uneasy about her husband's increasing dark moods, fearing that Danny may be influencing Marshall in ways she cannot understand. But what of the ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader, who proclaims that Polly will murder her husband? What, if any, is the Marchands' connection to the infamous ''Butcher Boy'' multiple homicide? And could Marshall and his eccentric brother.
 

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User Review  - Deanna P, Mystery Buyer - Borders

Nevada Barr is best known for her Anna Pigeon series, but now she brings us her first stand-alone novel, 13 , a dark psychological thriller that will surprise, and impress, her legion of fans. Polly ... Read full review

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Dylan Raines slaughtered his family with an ax when he was 11 years old; trouble is, he can't remember doing it. Richard, his surviving older brother, protects Dylan, and when the chance to relocate ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Section 4
27
Section 5
34
Section 6
40
Section 7
45
Section 8
60
Section 23
196
Section 24
204
Section 25
219
Section 26
232
Section 27
244
Section 28
260
Section 29
271
Section 30
279

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
93
Section 14
102
Section 15
116
Section 16
127
Section 17
136
Section 18
148
Section 19
158
Section 20
168
Section 21
179
Section 22
189
Section 31
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Section 32
307
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2010)

Nevada Barr was born on March 1, 1952. She is the author of a series of mysteries involving national parks. She draws on her own experience as a National Park Service ranger to thrill readers with the majesty of nature. Anna Pigeon, the heroine of such novels as A Superior Death and Endangered Species, is a rough-and-tough ranger who left the wilds of New York for the great outdoors, and is modeled after Barr. Barr began writing in 1978, garnering national attention with the publication in 1993 of Track of the Cat, which won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for Best First Mystery Novel. Her novels are known for breathtaking descriptions of nature, diverse settings, and a no-nonsense heroine. She also provides frequently unflattering portrayals of the National Park Service. Her works include 13 1/2, Winterstudy, Borderline, Burn, The Rope and Destroyer Angel.

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