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  • Mystery

    May-2018

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 9

    The past never rests easy in Arizona. Forty years ago, a Phoenix reporter was killed by a car bomb in one of America's most notorious crimes. Three men went to prison - but was there more to the story of Charles Page's assassination? More than thr...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-2015

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 8

    A cache of diamonds is stolen in Phoenix. The prime suspect is former Maricopa County Sheriff Mike Peralta, now a private investigator. Disappearing into Arizona’s mountainous High Country, Peralta leaves his business partner and longtime friend Da...

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  • Mystery

    May-2013

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 7

    The private-detective business starts out badly for former Phoenix Deputy David Mapstone, who has teamed up with his old friend and boss, Sheriff Mike Peralta. Their first client is gunned down just after hiring them. The case: A suspicious death inv...

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  • Mystery

    May-2012

    A Cincinnatti Casebook -

    Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He's lucky to be alive. He's lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department. But when a star cop is brutally murdered, h...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2010

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 6

    A handsome young New York professor comes to Phoenix to research his new book. But when he’s brutally murdered, police connect him to one of the world’s most deadly drug cartels. This shouldn’t be a case for historian-turned-deputy David Mapsto...

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  • Mystery

    May-2010

    He’s a man whose life is so intertwined with his job that we know him only as "the columnist." He writes for a newspaper in Seattle, isn’t afraid to stir up trouble and keeps his life-- including his multiple lovers and his past--in safe compartm...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2009

    A Cincinnatti Casebook -

    Jon Talton staked out the Southwest in his award-winning David Mapstone mysteries. The Washington Post called Concrete Desert “more intelligent and rewarding than most contemporary mysteries.” And author John Lescroart labeled Arizona Dreams “a p...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-2007

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 1

    In this "prequel" to the popular David Mapstone mysteries, author Jon Talton takes us back to 1999, when everything dot-com was making money, the Y2K bug was the greatest danger facing the world, and the good times seemed as if they would never end. ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2006

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 5

    When a former student turns up in David Mapstone's office, she seems to have the perfect case for this history-professor-turned-deputy: a letter left by her deceased father, confessing to a forty-year-old murder and providing directions to the body. ...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2004

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 4

    The past is never past on the mean streets of Phoenix, especially when the mercury hits a hundred and it's only April. Half a century after the unsolved murder of an FBI agent, the missing badge is found on the body of a dead transient. The case seem...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-2003

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 3

    Historian-turned-deputy-sheriff David Mapstone returns in this exciting sequel to Jon Talton's Concrete Desert. When his friend Peralta, newly sworn in as sheriff, is shot by a sniper, "History Shamus" Mapstone can't keep a cool, academic distance. A...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-2001

    A David Mapstone Mystery - 2

    Meet David Mapstone, a recently unemployed history professor who has just returned to Phoenix, Arizona a town now brimming over--much to Mapstone's dismay--with rich retirees. To fill his time, Mapstone takes a temporary job with friend Maricopa Coun...

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