Telling Lies: A Maggie MacGowen Mystery

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Penguin Group USA, May 1, 1993 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Maggie MacGowen is smart, strong, and female--three qualities which add up to the hottest trend in mystery today: the female sleuth. When Maggie's sister Emily is found gunned down in a back alley of L.A.'s Chinatown, Maggie is driven to find the culprit. She soon discovers that the shooting is tied to events some 20 years ago, during Emily's protest days.

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Review: Telling Lies (A Maggie MacGowen Mystery #1)

User Review  - Christopher Hicks - Goodreads

This was a good enough book. It dragged in places and the ending was not really clear and what was clear was predictable. Not certain if I care to read anymore books in this series. Read full review

Review: Telling Lies (A Maggie MacGowen Mystery #1)

User Review  - Milley - Goodreads

I read a lot of women detective stories. This one i recently re-read. I liked it for the action and the Mike Flint love interest to be honest. I am not going to be very eloquent in explaining why i ... Read full review


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Wendy Hornsby, Wendy Hornsby is a native of southern California born in 1947. She attended UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, and holds graduate degrees in Ancient and Medieval History. She went on after graduation to teach history at Long Beach City College for 10 years. Her first book, "No Harm" (1987), received critical acclaim. The Maggie MacGowen mystery, "77th Street Requiem," was named one of the six best mysteries of 1995 by Publisher's Weekly Magazine. Hornsby has written several mystery novels and short stories and has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Suspense from Romantic Times Magazine, the Mystery Scene Reader Award, the Orange Coast Fiction Award, and has been nominated for the Anthony Boucher Award. Wendy Hornsby added a new title to her Maggie MacGowen mystery novels in 2009- In The Guise of Mercy.

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