Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

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    With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling bey

  • Vanilla Sky

    A renowned womanizer meets his match in his best friend's girlfriend. Just as begins to develop feelings for her, his last girlfri

  • Mystic River

    Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.

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Mystery Authors

Book reviews - No Defense

No Defense


Author: Kate Wilhelm
Lara and Vinny Jessup had a lovely May-December marriage. Initially, the sheriff in Loomis County thinks that Vinny died when his car rolled over on a bad curve on Lookout Mountain. Then he finds the gunshot wound. Was it suicide or was it murder? With a large insurance policy as her motive, Lara could have staged the death—or so it appears to the sheriff. Barbara Holloway finds herself drawn to the Oregon desert to take on this case. But the case itself is as dead as the desert. Is there any defense at all? Compelling and distinctive, this drama demonstrates anew why Kate Wilhelm is considered a master of the form.

US publication: 2000
Detective: attorney Barbara Holloway
Genre: novels