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A Certain Malice

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“Jake Page is one of the Southwest’s most distinguished writers.”—The Denver Post

A bizarre murder leaves two teenagers dead in a desert arroyo, their naked bodies side by side, face up under the New Mexican sun. Near them, etched in stone, is a symbol unlike any Native American marking. What does it signify? The puzzle is made to order for Mo Bowdre's quirky and capacious intelligence. But Bowdre, a wildlife sculptor and occasional sleuth, may be in over his head, as he becomes embroiled in a possible case of ritual killing—and a certain malice. . . .

Praise for A Certain Malice

“In a long tradition of oddball amateur detectives, the flamboyant Bowdre is a welcome addition. He’s certainly offbeat and larger than life.”L.A. Life

“Page’s mysteries are standouts.”The Houston Chronicle

“Move over, Tony Hillerman”The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer

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