The Maggie MacGowen series —. A Hard Light 6.
In the Guise of Mercy 7. For a complete bibliography for Wendy Hornsby, add to the list of books above the following collection of short stories.
- Creation Mythology and Origins of the Universe!
- IN THE PATH Of The New Command.
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- The First Crusade against the Dead: The Accounts of Eye-witnesses and Participants.
- When the World Takes the Wind Out of Your Sails.
- Defiant and Dismasted at Trafalgar: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir William Hargood.
The title story won an Edgar for Best Short Story in Also note the discussion that follows in 2 and 3. See the comments! I missed that one. There is a small connection in one of the stories to MacGowen, however. Thanks so much for stopping by — and continued success with the Maggie books! Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
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Nov 17, Stephanie Tanton rated it really liked it. Maggie has a new film documentary to develop when her husband asks her to solve a ten year old mystery of a missing young Hispanic teen. Maggie along with the police search through the neighborhoods the teen was last seen in and uncover the sad world of the drug addicts and the homeless.
She also visits the place the City buried unidentified bodies. Ironically the cemetery also contains the graves of the founding families of Los Angeles.
I am intrigued to visit this cemetery. First Sentence: Monday began as an ordinary day. It has been ten years since the last Maggie MacGowen book and I have missed her. Yet now, with a new book, I worried whether it was be as good as the past books were and would I like it as well.
Oh yes!!! All of the emotions were raw an First Sentence: Monday began as an ordinary day. All of the emotions were raw and rang absolutely true. Hornsby did an excellent job of giving new readers the backstory of the characters, without it being too much for previous readers of the series. The information about putting together a documentary film was fascinating, but not overwhelming. All the characters were well developed and realistic; bad guys, good guys and all those in between.
The characters really do drive the plot and she made me really care about them.
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She so captures the feel, people and problems of Los Angeles. I loved that the ending was not predictable. This was, for me, an excellent book. I hope we see the next Maggie MacGowen book very soon. Mar 08, Marlyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery.
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As one of his last requests, Maggie's late husband detective Mike Flint asked her to find out what happened in one of his cold cases. A young gang member, Jesus Ramon, who also happened to be one of Mike's informants, simply vanished one day after Mike dropped him off.
Everyone assumed that Jesus, who was an addict and a small-scale pusher, had died of an overdose or been killed in a gang disagreement and the body quietly disposed of. But Maggie is determined to fulfill Mike's wish, to give her As one of his last requests, Maggie's late husband detective Mike Flint asked her to find out what happened in one of his cold cases. But Maggie is determined to fulfill Mike's wish, to give her search some credibility, she decides to make it the focus of her next television special.
Delving into Mike's files and talking to his old colleagues, Maggie realizes she's onto something bigger than she expected when someone breaks into her house. The descriptions of documentary filmmaking and the grittier side of Los Angeles are wonderful, and Hornsby is an amazing writer. It's good to see her and Maggie again.
Feb 09, Judith rated it liked it. Maggie's husband Mike has died and left her with a letter asking her to solve a cold crime that he had been working on. It's been 12 years since we had a Maggie MacGowen book and frankly, I didn't remember anything of her previous books. Could be my age The story was a good one, but the editing errors were driving me crazy. Apr 05, Lynne rated it did not like it Shelves: mystery. Jan 17, Erynn rated it liked it. It was good to catch up with this series after almost 10 years. Realistic characters and enjoyable plot line. View 1 comment.
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