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Desert Run (Lena Jones Mysteries) epub ebook

by Betty Webb

Desert Run (Lena Jones Mysteries) epub ebook

Author: Betty Webb
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; First Edition edition (March 31, 2006)
Pages: 565 pages
ISBN: 1590582640
ISBN13: 978-1590582640
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 307
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In Desert Run, Webb uses the true story of a 1944 prison break from a German POW camp in Arizona to frame . I love mysteries and Lena Jones mysteries are wonderful. Betty Webb has many characters in her stories, so I never guess ahead of time who did the murder.

In Desert Run, Webb uses the true story of a 1944 prison break from a German POW camp in Arizona to frame one of the best of her Lena Jones series. A film production company from Hollywood hires Lena to provide security for a documentary shoot at the site of the former World War II Papago German POW camp, where she becomes involved with more than security. I have read the first 4 books so far and will continue to read the rest.

Lena Jones is a private investigator in Arizona. Lena Jones Mystery Series. 10 primary works, 11 total works. Lena Jones is a private investigator in Arizona. At the age of four, private detective Lena Jone. ore.

Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. A complex, stunning case based on real Arizona history, journalist Betty Webb, author of Desert Noir, Desert Wives, and Desert Run, spins an evocative, haunting story.

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Betty Webb is the author of two prize-winning mystery series - the Lena Jones books and the Gunn Zoo series. In DESERT RUN, Lena Jones discovers an elderly German beaten to death near a film set in a nearby park

Betty Webb is the author of two prize-winning mystery series - the Lena Jones books and the Gunn Zoo series. Before beginning to write full time, Betty was a journalist, interviewing everyone from . presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, and Nobel Prize winners. Among other organzations, she is a member of the National Federation of Press Women and Mystery Writers of America. In DESERT RUN, Lena Jones discovers an elderly German beaten to death near a film set in a nearby park. She learns that the dead man was one of the 28 POWs who escaped from a Phoenix, Arizona, prisoner of war camp in 1944 - and may be connected to a long-ago murder.

Desert Lost Books by Betty Webb Lena Jones Mysteries Desert Noir Desert Wives Desert Shadows Desert Run Desert Cut Gunn Zoo Mystery The Anteater of Death. ww. ettywebb-mystery. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2009924196.

Don’t bother driving in from Florence, I said. I didn’t mention the fire at Desert Investigations. What else? You know I have no personal life. Lena, are you ever going to do something about that?. Good foster mothers are like all good mothers: nosy. Hey, how’s that new painting class coming along?. Nice feint, since you’d rather not answer my question. Have it your way, then. My painting class, not that you’re really interested, is doing well. A couple of my students even have talent. A couple? How big is the class?.

Desert Noir is the first in Arizona writer Betty Webb’s Lena Jones series. As a journalist, Betty Webb interviewed . presidents, astronauts, and Nobel Prize winners, as well as the homeless, dying, and polygamy runaways. Lena is a private investigator with an office in the arts district of Scottsdale, Arizona. She’s tough and pushy and somewhat. The dark Lena Jones mysteries are based on stories she covered as a reporter. Betty’s humorous Gunn Zoo series debuted with the critically acclaimed The Anteater of Death, followed by The Koala of Death.

Desert Run. (Book in the Lena Jones Mystery Series). Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner in Desert Investigations is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest MicroSystems

Desert Run. Her partner in Desert Investigations is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest MicroSystems. Her old captain at the Scottsdale PD is moving home to Brooklyn.

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin. Lena, experienced in probing the past for answers to the central mystery of her own life-who is she?-learns that after their daring Christmas Eve escape Ernst and two other POWs had hid out in Arizona’s rugged Superstition Mountains. Nearby on Christmas night, a farm family, the Bollingers, had been slaughtered.

Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner in Desert Investigations is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest MicroSystems. Her old captain at the Scottsdale PD is moving home to Brooklyn. Now she's doing security for Warren Quinn, director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the "great escape" of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan Zur See Erik Erns - a man in his nineties confined to a wheelchair after a boating accident - has just been murdered. Worse, his Ethiopian caregiver begs Lena to clear him as a suspect.

Lena, experienced in probing the past for answers to the central mystery of her own life, learns that Ernst and two other POWs hid out in the rugged Superstition Mountains. Nearby, on Christmas Night, the Bollinger family was slaughtered. A jury didn't convict the only survivor, the teenage son. What might Chess Bollinger know about Ernst - and vice versa? And how much can Lena trust Quinn, either as a client, a witness, or a lover?

Reviews (7)
Honeirsil
A German POW camp was located in the Arizona desert. In 1944 a number of prisoners dug a tunnel under the camp and on Christmas eve escape from the camp. Betty Webb has brought the occasion to life in this book.
Lena Jones is acting as a security consultant for the Hollywood movie of the escape into the desert. The Kapitan Zur See Erick Ernst is featured on the show. He is found with his mouth tape, and duck tape to his wheelchair and murdered in his home. The Ethiopian servant is arrested for his murdered. That same Christmas Eve a farm family living near the POW camp is viciously murdered. The surviving son is tried for the murders but found innocent. However, he has been convicted by public opinion.
Lena longtime assistant, Jimmy Sisiwin is taking a job with a client of the agency. Her Captain of the Scottsdale Police Department is moving back to Brooklyn. Lena is feeling, as usual, those she has become attach are leaving her again. Lena starts an affair with the director of the movie. These various themes are skillfully brought together to make a tale that will grip until the book is finished. This book can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book and series.

Tansino
I have a hard time putting down a Betty Webb mystery when I start reading. This one is no exception. In Desert Run, Webb uses the true story of a 1944 prison break from a German POW camp in Arizona to frame one of the best of her Lena Jones series. A film production company from Hollywood hires Lena to provide security for a documentary shoot at the site of the former World War II Papago German POW camp, where she becomes involved with more than security. She ends up cozying up to the producer and becoming interested in the stories of survivors hired to relate their experiences. It does not take long for murder, deceit, and danger to make their appearances.

Quickly, it becomes apparent to Lena that modern murders are related in some way to each other and to murders that happened more than sixty years in the past. The murder of a 91-year-old POW survivor unleashes a nexus of evil that ensnares Lena and almost kills her, too. This web begins with the unsolved mass murder of a farm family the day after the prison break on Christmas Eve in 1944 and ends with the revelation of a terrible betrayal of friendship and family over 60 years later. Lives are ruined, and lives are lost. Throw in a love triangle, and she comes as close to dying as she does in any of her other adventures.

Webb tosses in a clue to the resolution now and then; however,it gets lost in the complexity of plot twists and turns. Suspects seem to be implicated only to redeem themselves, and new possibilities emerge to take their places. So many people have plausible motives that there is no clear winner until the reader finds the last breadcrumb strewn over time.

Lena's past catches up with her as she deals with loss--a constant theme in her life. Throw in a love triangle, and she comes as close to dying as she does in any of her other adventures. Her partner, Jimmy, announces that he is leaving the firm to marry his girlfriend and go to work for a major corporation, deserting Lena and leaving her in a financial pinch. Her former boss from the police department is pulling up roots and returning to Brooklyn when the Scottsdale PD hires a new police chief; and Lena is conflicted about her new relationship with Warren, the producer, as she tries to reconcile what she learns about his past and work through her own past of betrayal and desertion. In short, Desert Run has all the elements for which Lena Jones fans are looking: some history, some pathos, and a great deal of murder, mayhem, and excitement.

Bundis
BETTY WEBB IS AN EXCELLENT STORYTELLER/WRITER...
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND THIS AUTHOR!!!
THIS AUTHOR TOOK THE BONES OF A TRUE 1945 WWII HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE AND TURNED IT INTO A EXCELLENT FICTIONAL MURDER MYSTERY AS WELL AS ONE THAT IS ALSO EDUCATIONAL!!! WOW!!
Having been born March of 1940, in MN. I remember hearing more about the Japanese and the Pacific portion of the war, mainly because 4 of my 6 brothers served in that area. 3 Navy (2 as SeaBees), 1 Army. They all returned home, intact, having suffered only a couple minor incidents.
I am ashamed and sorry that ALL WWII prisoners, interred here in the USA were not treated as well or with as much respect as it sounds like those at Camp Papago were.

Modifyn
I really enjoyed this mystery, fourth in the riveting Lena Jones series. Lena is a Scottsdale, Arizona, PI with a mysterious early-childhood past. The story involves the "great escape" of some German POWs from an Arizona prison camp on Christmas Eve 1944 (a real historical event), the (fictional) slaughter of a local farm family on Christmas night 1944, a present-day documentary on the great escape being filmed by a Hollywood director (who seemed a dodgy, unlikable character to me, but for some reason Lena is smitten with him), and three present-day murders, one of the victims being the (fictional) leader of the escapees, now in his 90s. Like the previous books in this series, this one vividly describes the beautiful desert setting, includes lots of intriguing, well-portrayed characters, and is fast-paced and full of suspense. I'd especially recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a good mystery set in the Southwest and those who like a strong, intelligent female protagonist.

NI_Rak
I love mysteries and Lena Jones mysteries are wonderful. Betty Webb has many characters in her stories, so I never guess ahead of time who did the murder.
I have read the first 4 books so far and will continue to read the rest. I like that Betty Webb uses real stories from history as the main setting for the books and at the end tells about the real history and people involved.
My favorite genres are mysteries and history so this story of DESERT RUN was a win/win.
I have read the books in order and she refers to people and place from previous books. Each books is it's own story but it is nice to know what she is refering to when she mentions these.
I enjoyed all 4 books that I have read. I am a big James Patterson fan. I can also say I am a big Betty Webb fan.

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