Free eBook Nobody's Child download

by Janet Dawson

Free eBook Nobody's Child download ISBN: 044990976X
Author: Janet Dawson
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (September 19, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 308
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1933 mb
Size FLAC: 1210 mb
Rating: 4.9
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In the past, Dawson was a newspaper reporter in Colorado, and her stint a Janet Dawson has written nine novels featuring Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard

FINELY CRAFTED, ABSORBING ADVENTURE  . In the past, Dawson was a newspaper reporter in Colorado, and her stint a Janet Dawson has written nine novels featuring Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard. Her first, Kindred Crimes, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for best first private eye novel. It was nominated in the best first category for three mystery awards, the Shamus, the Macavity and the Anthony.

A Jeri Howard Mystery. MANY THANKS TO DR. ANN PETRU OF THE PEDIATRIC HIV/AIDS Program, Children’s Hospital Oakland, for her dedication to her kids and her willingness to provide me with information. I also wish to thank Leila Laurence Dobscha, Laurel Brody, Perry Marker, Bridget Massie, and Christina Weahunt.

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Janet Dawson is the author of the Jeri Howard private eye series set in Oakland, CA, and the California .

Janet Dawson is the author of the Jeri Howard private eye series set in Oakland, CA, and the California Zephyr train mystery series. Janet Dawson, Author. 6 July ·. Summer reading alert: A book I just finished that I loved. Nobody's Child (The Jeri Howard Series Book 5). A young woman and her baby vanish into thin AIR.

In elementary school, Janet Dawson wrote mysteries in longhand on lined binder paper, influenced by those .

In elementary school, Janet Dawson wrote mysteries in longhand on lined binder paper, influenced by those blue-backed Nancy Drew books she devoured. Now Janet writes about private investigator Jeri Howard. Other books include Till The Old Men Die, Take A Number, Don't Turn Your Back On The Ocean, Nobody's Child, A Credible Threat, Where The Bodies Are Buried, A Killing At The Track, Bit Player, Cold Trail and Water Signs. Janet also writes the California Zephyr historical mystery series, Death Rides the Zephyr and Death Deals a Hand, which includes the newest book, The Ghost in Roomette Four. Her suspense novel is What You Wish For.

Book in the Jeri Howard Mystery Series). Janet Dawson writes with a deft, sure hand, much the way her sleuth Jeri Howard detects. With both author and sleuth, you know you're in the hands of true professionals. -Julie Smith Across the glorious San Francisco Bay lies Berkeley, California, as famous for students and activism as it is for the charm of the town itself.

Nobody's Child" is a song written by Cy Coben and Mel Foree

Nobody's Child" is a song written by Cy Coben and Mel Foree

Well written and entertaining. A welcome addition to this tough genre. Janet Dawson.

Well written and entertaining. You’ll find yourself turning the pages because the victim is so deliciously despicable. Intelligent and determined, Jeri holds her own among the ranks of impressive female detectives. Publishers Weekly"A satisfyingly complex and multilayered novel.

Janet Dawson's first novel, Kindred Crimes, won the Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest and was nominated for Anthony and Shamus Awards as well. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and has written seven other Jeri Howard mysteries: Kindred Crimes, Till the Old Men Die, Take a Number, Don't Turn Your Back on the Ocean, Nobody's Child, A Credible Threat, and Witness to Evil. Dawson worked as an enlisted journalist in the navy before moving to Alameda, California.

"Janet Dawson writes with a deft, sure hand, much the way her sleuth Jeri Howard detects. With both author and sleuth, you know you're in the hands of true professionals."--Julie SmithAcross the glorious San Francisco Bay lies Berkeley, California, as famous for students and activism as it is for the charm of the town itself. But the complexities and troubles of the big city have made their home here and no one feels safe anymore.A decomposing body buried in an empty lot has been dug up by a construction company, and Jeri Howard's demanding, imperious client, Naomi Smith, thinks the victim could be her daughter, Maureen, who ran away from her comfortable home two years ago. Jeri dislikes her client, but as a survivor of the mother-daughter wars herself, she is determined to discover the identity of the dead woman and how she was killed. What worries her just as much, though, is the missing child Maureen was last seen carrying--both of them sick, broke, and sleeping among the hopeless and homeless in the threatening shadows of Peoples Park.Posing as a homeless person, Jeri probes the darkening heart of the once-beautiful city, peering behind the lace curtains of middle-class respectability to find out why Maureen ran from home and how she ended up on the streets. In her desperate search to save a child that nobody seems to want, Jeri hits a wall of suburban silence and urban distress.Here is a mystery as real and believable as today's changing world, as intriguing as the stories strangers have to tell, as hopeful as the fate of a child who finds someone to love.
User reviews
Uranneavo
Good story. It needs a better publisher. There were lots of errors involving commas, periods, etc. Some foul language. Otherwise was a good mystery Jeri was determined to find the little girl, even if nobody really wanted her. I liked the ending. Could it be Jeri has a new love interest? On to next book in the series.
DarK-LiGht
I couldn't finish this book. It did not have a balance of good and sad. The pages were filled with stories about homeless, drugs, alcohol and other depressing tales. Why do I want to read about the evening news? Sorry I read for entertainment. It would have been ok if there were a balance. I already know about these sad things and do not need an education from an author.
lucky kitten
Although there are obvious references to earlier stories, Nobody's Child can comfortably be read as a stand-alone it out of sequence. Although, I make NO promises that you won't get caught up in the story so much that you just HAVE to backtrack to book 1. I know I will be doing just that!
unmasked
This book grabbed me from page 1 and never let go. It's clearly well researched with thought provoking fact intermingled with a well written story. The skill with which the author wove the plot through it's many twists and turns, the uniquely fascinating characters and her gripping writing style make this a read you won't put down. Warning, though. Start it early in the day or you will be finishing it in the wee hours of the morning, as I did.
Binthars
A client believing it was her daughter, that had been murder.Jeri goes to the streets as a homeless person to find out, and what about the child some said she was carrying. Beautiful San Fransico background, the restaurants. The plight of the homeless, and the darkness to find the answers. Well plotted mystery, can be read alone.
Nalmergas
This book hits the nail on the head, about the twists and turns of living on the streets. The dangers that can happen, and some of the causes that can result when you live that life. A real insight of one of the many scenarios that can result. Very entertaining, and nicely written.
Sermak Light
This story delves heavily into the plight of homeless people and their lives on the streets. It got a little wordy at times which slowed down the action and many sentences didn't end with a period so that was a little confusing.
But the story was good and worth reading.
I became involved immediately. From Jeri to the setting of San Francisco
and it's sad stories of the homeless. I had trouble putting it down and am grateful that I was not ignoring Christmas shopping until the last minute like Jeri!! . You'll enjoy it.