Skeleton Canyon

Skeleton Canyon

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
After the murder of Brianna O'Brien, a beautiful girl who never returned from a secret meeting with her boyfriend Ignacio Ybarra, Sheriff Joanna Brady is disturbed by the family's persistence in blaming Ignacio for the crime and is plunged into a world of deceit and betrayal where nothing is as it seems. Reprint.


Top ten New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings us another mesmerizing thriller featuring Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady as she searches for the brutal killer of a young girl.

Brianna "Bree" O'Brien never returned from Skeleton Canyon. Someone brutally murdered the pretty, popular teenager who had stolen away under cover of darkness to rendezvous with her boyfriend. Perhaps youthful rage, jealousy and savage passion cost young Bree her life. Or maybe she stumbled onto something too dangerous to know. Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County knows only too well the pain of losing a loved one to violence. But she is disturbed by the O'Brien's insistence that Bree's boyfriend is responsible for their daughter's slaying. Joanna senses there are words not being spoken, and dark mysteries locked behind doors of the sprawling O'Brien family compound. But it is the strange disappearance of a good friend that is pulling Sheriff Brady ever closer to the lethal nest of lies, greed and secrets hiding in a desolate corner of the Arizona desert - where the next blood that feeds the parched, cracked earth could be her own.

& Taylor

The sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, widow Joanna Brady becomes caught up in a deadly family tragedy initiated by a pair of star-crossed lovers, while trying to prove herself in the male-dominated world of law enforcement and struggling to cope with ec

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780380724338
Branch Call Number: F JAN
Characteristics: 373 p. : 24 cm


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May 20, 2018

This was my first book read in the Joanna Brady series, but will not be my last. A cross between Tony Hillerman and Marcia Muller.


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