Wendy Hornsby Bibliography Sample

Midnight Baby (A Maggie MacGowen Mystery #2)3.75 · Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Maggie investigates the murder of a strange young streetwalkerIn Los Angeles making a documentary about upscale day cares, Maggie MacGowen visits MacArthur Park to get contrasting footage of the pubescent prostitutes that populate its dark corners. There she meets Pisces, a fourteen-year-old hooker with manners that don’t match her profession. As they bond over a plate ofMaggie investigates the murder of a strange young streetwalkerIn Los Angeles making a documentary about upscale day cares, Maggie MacGowen visits MacArthur Park to get contrasting footage of the pubescent prostitutes that populate its dark corners. There she meets Pisces, a fourteen-year-old hooker with manners that don’t match her profession. As they bond over a plate of pastrami, Maggie talks her into spending the night in a shelter. But Pisces comes with baggage: a nine-year-old hoodlum named Sly. Maggie takes them both to a convent, where they are fed, bathed, and tucked into bed, just like normal children. The next day, Pisces is dead, her throat slashed by an unknown hand. The Los Angeles Police Department has little time for murdered hookers, so it falls to Maggie to find the killer. The keys to the case are the young girl’s manners, and the fact that she died with her virginity intact....more

Paperback, 304 pages

Published August 1st 1994 by Signet (first published June 1st 1993)

Half a Mind (A Kate Teague Mystery #2)3.5 · Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews

A severed head washes ashore, drawing Kate into a bizarre murder caseIt’s been months since the pistol cracked Roger Tejeda’s skull. Though the police officer’s memory gaps are beginning to fill in, any strain could endanger his recovery, and his girlfriend—the super-rich, super-intelligent Kate Teague—has been slowly nursing him back to health. He’s still a long way fromA severed head washes ashore, drawing Kate into a bizarre murder caseIt’s been months since the pistol cracked Roger Tejeda’s skull. Though the police officer’s memory gaps are beginning to fill in, any strain could endanger his recovery, and his girlfriend—the super-rich, super-intelligent Kate Teague—has been slowly nursing him back to health. He’s still a long way from returning to work, but jogging down the beach one afternoon, he sees a crowd of cops, and can’t resist saying hello for old time’s sake.

They’re homicide cops, just like Tejeda, and though he can’t remember their names they all know him. A head has washed ashore, with semen in its mouth and an armed-forces haircut. It was found just down the shore from Kate’s mansion, meaning that she and Tejeda are involved—whether his doctors like it or not....more

Paperback, 304 pages

Published April 3rd 1991 by Onyx

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