The Replacement Child

The Replacement Child

Book - 2008/09/30
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Discovering that the Scanner Lady, an anonymous tipster, has been killed after calling her about a report on her police scanner about a corpse, Lucy Newroe, an editor at Santa Fe's Capital Tribune, launches a personal investigation that she discovers may be linked to Detective Gil Montoya's probe into the murder of teacher Melissa Baca. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Late on a Monday night, editor Lucy Newroe answers the phone in the Capital Tribune newsroom. The caller is the notorious Scanner Lady---an anonymous elderly tipster whose hobby is to phone the newspaper with gossip from her police scanner. The old woman tells Lucy she heard two Santa Fe cops discussing a dead body. But when Lucy checks out the tip, she discovers Scanner Lady has been killed.
She tries to enlist the help of Detective Gil Montoya, but his mind is on another death. He has just been handed the case of Melissa Baca, a seventh-grade teacher whose body was thrown off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Over the course of the next few days, as Lucy and Gil hunt down the culprits in each murder, they discover their cases are intertwined in the most intimate ways.
Rich with details of New Mexico and the people who live there, The Replacement Child is the perfect novel for anyone who has fallen in love with the Southwest that Tony Hillerman described so artfully in his Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mysteries.



Blackwell North Amer
Late on a Monday night, editor Lucy Newroe answers the phone in the Capital Tribune newsroom. The caller is the notorious Scanner Lady - an anonymous elderly tipster whose hobby is to phone the newspaper with gossip from her police scanner. The old woman tells Lucy she heard two Santa Fe cops discussing a dead body. But when Lucy checks out the tip, she discovers Scanner Lady has been killed.
She tries to enlist the help of Detective Gil Montoya, but his mind is on another death. He has just been handed the case of Melissa Baca, a seventh-grade teacher whose body was thrown off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Over the course of the next few days, as Lucy and Gil hunt down the culprits in each murder, they discover their cases are intertwined in the most intimate ways.

Baker
& Taylor

Discovering that the Scanner Lady, an anonymous tipster, has been killed, Lucy Newroe, an editor, launches an investigation that she discovers may be linked to Detective Gil Montoya's probe into the murder of teacher Melissa Baca.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008/09/30
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312385545
0312385544
Branch Call Number: M BARBER
Characteristics: 271p.

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LaughingOne Jul 11, 2013

Having spent most of my childhood in and around Santa Fe, I was happy to spend time there in this mystery. There are many complex/complicated relationships in this story, and that made it interesting. I loved the Hispanic/Anglo cultural aspects. The plot itself kept me involved. I look forward to more mysteries in what I hope is a new series.

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