The Devil's Bones, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Larry D. Sweazy
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  • ISBN-10: 1432825712
  • ISBN-13: 9781432825713
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 334 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2012 | Published



Even if Jordan McManus survives‚ nothing in Dukaine will ever be the same…

When a late-summer drought drains a pond outside of the small town of Dukaine‚ Indiana‚ old secrets quickly come to the surface. A small skeleton is revealed in the mud‚ and everyone in town is convinced the bones belong to Tito Cordova‚ an eight-year-old boy who disappeared nineteen years earlier. Dukaine is home to the SunRipe plant‚ a tomato processing plant that relies on migrant workers to work the fields surrounding the town. Tito’s mother‚ Esperanza‚ was a year-round resident. Both mother and son were just a bad memory‚ and Tito’s disappearance was thought to be best forgotten by most of the town’s residents. When the marshal of Dukaine is lured to the pond and shot‚ the investigation falls to deputy Jordan McManus. Racing against time‚ and under the threat of his own arrest as a suspect in the shooting‚ Jordan must dig deep into the past‚ and face the possibility that Tito Cordova might still be alive. After another murder occurs‚ Jordan McManus finds himself squarely in the crosshairs of the law and a cold-blooded killer…

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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.


“What sets Sweazy apart are his interior insights rounding each character with layered motivations for choices made at any particular moment. His poetic bent lifts descriptions beyond intellect into the heart.”-- Rita Kohn‚ Nuvo

— Rita Kohn