The Replacement Child: A Mystery

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Late one night, Capital Tribune editor Lucy Newroe receives a tip from Scanner Lady, an anonymous reader who frequently calls with police scanner tidbits. When Lucy checks out the tip, she discovers Scanner Lady has been killed. That same night, the body of a seventh-grade teacher, Melissa Baca, is found at the bottom of a local bridge. As Lucy and police detective Gil Montoya hunt down the culprits in each murder, they discover their cases are intertwined in the most intimate ways.

Christine Barber, the first winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, received overwhelming praise for her remarkable debut, which was named a New York Times Notable Book. 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, and marks the emergence of a promising new writer.

Author: Christine Barber
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 06/22/2010
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.59lbs
Size: 8.26h x 6.18w x 0.76d
ISBN13: 9780312628161
ISBN10: 0312628161
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Police Procedural
- Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths

About the Author

CHRISTINE BARBER is an award-winning journalist as well as a certified emergency-medical technician and firefighter. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is currently pursuing a career in medicine. She previously worked as an editor at The Santa Fe New Mexican and as a journalist for the Albuquerque Journal and Gallup Independent.

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