Open Season, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Maryann Miller
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  • ISBN-10: 1594149151
  • ISBN-13: 9781594149153
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 302 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2011 | Published



Amid racial tensions and the deadly force controversy sweeping the city of Dallas‚ Homicide detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson are unlikely and unwilling partners. They both see the pairing as better PR than policy.

Their first case‚ dubbed the Mall Murders‚ begins with the death of a maintenance worker at one of the Metroplex shopping malls. A security guard is then killed at another mall. The final murder victim is a young window dresser whose body is left like a mannequin behind the glass of an exclusive boutique at the Galleria Mall.

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"Miller (One Small Victory) spins a tight tale that's a cut above the average police procedural in this first of a new series introducing Dallas police detective Sarah Kingsly.  Readers will want to see more of these engaging female cops." --Publishers Weekly, October 2010

— L. J. Sellers

“Open Season is a solid police procedural with fully developed characters and provocative social issues.”— L. J. Sellers‚ author of the Detective Jackson mysteries

— L. J. Sellers

"Try this debut mystery by a journalist for its open treatment of current urban problems, clean prose, and realistic depiction of women working together. For readers who enjoy Robin Burcell and fans of police procedurals." -- Library Journal, December 2010

— L. J. Sellers

“Detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson are crisply drawn characters. The hard-edged story of racial tension in Dallas could be taken from today’s headlines. Open Season is a smart‚ spirited page-turner.”— Bruce Cook‚ author of Tommy Gun Tango

— Bruce Cook