Dead Body Language

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Thirty-seven year old journalist, Connor Westphal, has relocated from San Francisco to Flat Skunk, a mining-turned-tourist town in the foothills of the Sierras, to start up her own weekly paper. Suddenly, dead bodies begin turning up in the most unusual places, setting Connor on a hunt for a killer. You might say Connor has a sixth sense when it comes to investigating...but she only has four of the usual five senses. Connor Westphal is deaf. But being hearing impaired doesn't stop Connor from pursuing the murderer. Without sound to distract her, she attends to subtleties that others overlook and ultimately unravels the mystery.

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User Review  - cherilove - LibraryThing

This book was great fun and very inventive. The author got the California Gold Country down - nice, as this area of the State doesn't get represented too much. It was also made much more interesting by having the female "detective" be deaf. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Penny Warner has written over 50 books for parents and kids, featuring ideas on child development, parties, games, activities, and snacks. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in special education, and has taught child development, special education, and sign language, at local colleges.

She has appeared on several television talk shows as well as on national TV, presenting tips for parents and kids. She was featured on HGTV's Smart Solutions and The Later Today Show. In addition to Learn to Sign the Fun Way, she has written an award-winning mystery series featuring a deaf reporter in the California gold country, and an award-winning mystery for middle grade readers. She also writes a weekly newspaper column on family life and contributes to a number of websites, including,,, and She lives in Danville, California, with her husband and two children.

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