Manic Readers
Authors
Close
Publishers
Books
Reviews
Featured Review

Bones of Contention
by Jeanne Matthews

Release Date: 06/01/10
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 250
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Format ISBN Price
PDF 1590587308 14.95
Author Page: Jeanne Matthews
Buy Now From
   OR   
   OR   

Log in or register to post your review, add a comment, or subscribe to this page.

Summary Excerpt Reviews Comments
The Top End of Australia is a land teeming with crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and curious Aboriginal myths. It's a strange place to choose to end one's life, but that is what Dinah Pelerin's wealthy American uncle has done. Dying of cancer, he has summoned his entire family - current wife, ex-wife, assorted children and niece - to a remote, comfortless lodge where he intends to rewrite his will and commit suicide with the aid of a rogue Australian physician with whom he shares a mysterious history. Dinah sees this time with her uncle as a last chance to learn the truth about her father, who died during the commission of a felony when she was a child. But when she arrives, she discovers that the truth has more and darker ramifications than she'd bargained on. Her artist brother thinks he's possessed by the spirit of snake god who is moving his hand metaphysically across the canvas; her uncle, who isn't really her uncle, is obsessed by a woman he married but could never possess; the rest of the family is seething with resentments; and a man none of them claims to know is murdered on a nearby island, impaled on the back of a sea turtle. A wannabe anthropologist with a passion for mythology, Dinah tries to sort out the complicated song lines of her own ancestors while struggling to understand Dreamtime and solve not one, but two bizarre murders. The Aboriginal concept of payback law takes on a terrible new meaning.
Hot Reads
Behind the Mask
Behind the Mask
Jacqueline Paige
Gracelyn is barely out of her teens when her only sister, in a fit of temper, curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing at an exact moment can break the curse – but after years of failed attemp...
Available Now!
DEAD ON ARRIVAL
DEAD ON ARRIVAL
Lori Avocato
IT’S A BIRD!  IT’S A PLANE!  IT’S PAULINE!   Normally, insurance fraud investigator Pauline Sokol likes to keep her feet firmly on the ground. But her latest undercover assignment has the aero-phobic ex-nurse flying...
Available Now!
Dangerous Trade
Dangerous Trade
steven Nedelton
On July 21st of 1994, Jack Smith, a former CIA operative, dies at the Ocean Side Health Facility, CA. Only a few weeks later, thousands of miles away in Russia, David Tallman, the leader of the same CIA group, dies at the hands of Dr. Tatiana Bori...
Available Now!
Dark Curse
Dark Curse
Christine Feehan
Lara Calladine is haunted by childhood memories of being held prisoner in an ice cave and kept sane by the whispered stories told to her by her imprisoned aunts. They instilled mage and Carpathian magic deep within her and then helped her escape. She...
Available Now!
Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit
Anne Rainey
Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read!  --Ava Sweet has lusted after bad boy Luke McGiffin since high school and she's tired of him treating her like a kid sister. It's time to show the hunky roofer her feminine side....
Available Now!
Orientation
Orientation
Rick R. Reed
Christmas, 1983: A young man, Robert, tends to his soul mate, Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas, but loses the fight late Christmas night. Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out late Christmas ni...
Available Now!
Some Like it Rough
Some Like it Rough
Anne Rainey
Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons, & Anne Rainey print anthology Anne's Story: Cherry On Top Dante has a thing for cherries...ripe, juicy luscious cherries!   Workaholic Dante Ricci doesn’t have time for wome...
Available Now!
The Spy Who Wants Me
The Spy Who Wants Me
Lucy Monroe
WARNING: MAY BE TOO HOT TO HANDLE Elle Gray looks like a supermodel, thinks like a super agent, and can kill a man with her bare hands. But when she meets Dr. Beau Ruston, the brilliant scientist and ex-college football star in charge of the project...
Available Now!
Ties That Bind
Ties That Bind
Keena Kincaid
A druid who doesn't believe in destiny or second chances... Out of place in the Plantagenet court, minstrel AEDAN ap OWEN misuses his Sidhe gifts for the king's dark business. Sent north to investigate rumors of treason and dispatch the troublem...
Available Now!
Turbulent Passions
Turbulent Passions
Anne Rainey
  Love, is it providence or just a lump on the head?   Sapphire and Aries Demas are twins with a secret. Since the awful day their parents were killed, they’ve been in hiding, fearful the same fate will befall them. But...
Available Now!



Contact Us   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy / Refund Policy   |   Sitemap

© 2007- 2017, Manic Readers, LLC