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Five Star First Edition Mystery - Echoes of the Lost Order: A Steve and Victoria Mackinnon Mystery epub

by John J. Lamb


Five Star First Edition Mystery - Echoes of the Lost Order: A Steve and Victoria Mackinnon Mystery epub

ISBN: 1594143218

ISBN13: 978-1594143212

Author: John J. Lamb

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Five Star; 1 edition (November 22, 2005)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB book: 1427 kb

FB2 book: 1449 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 964

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His wife, Victoria, is a former police crime analyst.

His wife, Victoria, is a former police crime analyst. 1 primary work, 1 total work. Steve MacKinnon is a Chief of Police for a small town in Virginia. His wife, Victoria, is a former police crime analyst. When Stephen MacKinnon became the Chief of Polic. ore.

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John J. Lamb is very happily married to Joyce, a retired police department fingerprint expert

John J. Lamb is very happily married to Joyce, a retired police department fingerprint expert. They live with their three golden retrievers and six cats in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. full of suspense, plot twists, well-crafted characters, and fu.

Lamb knows both fields personally: he and his wife collect artist teddy bears, and he was a homicide detective for many years in San Diego County, California. He has translated his experiences into highly readable and entertaining novels. The problems were just those of a beginning writer.

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In his previous career, he served as a police officer in Southern California. Библиографические данные. The Treacherous Teddy A Bear Collector's Mystery (Том 5).

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When Stephen MacKinnon left his career as a homicide detective with San Diego PD to become the Chief of Police of Talmine - a small and peaceful town in tidewater Virginia - he hoped he was leaving the stressful life of murder investigation behind. But then an unidentified dead woman dressed in a Confederate uniform is found at a Civil War reenactment battle held in the town's park. Aided by his wife, Victoria, a former SDPD crime analyst, MacKinnon begins an investigation that soon puts his job and then their lives in danger. Identifying the dead woman, MacKinnon learns she was a former employee of the Library of Congress and may have stolen Robert E. Lee's "Lost Order"-a message found by Union troops that led to an event that changed the course of the Civil War, the bloody battle of Antietam. Over one-hundred-and-forty years have passed since that battle, yet the Lost Order still seems to have an ability to generate death and suffering. The killer will stop at nothing to possess the valuable document - and MacKinnon must place himself in the line of fire to catch the murderer.

John J. Lamb is very happily married to Joyce, a retired police department fingerprint expert. They live with their three golden retrievers and six cats in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

John J.Lamb is a great author. I have all of his other mystery novels he's written and his writing style is great. I love how he uses some places that are real but also adds fiction to it. I look foreward to any
book he comes out with.
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Very similar to the Teddy Bear mysteries. Lamb wrote this early, before he wrote the teddies. I would very much like to read more of both series. This one features a civil war reenactment camp, which adds to the historical mystery.
Steve MacKinnon is a small-town police chief in Virginia. He is also a Civil War reenactor in his spare time.

The dead body of a woman dressed in a confederate uniform is found during a reenactment festival in town, MacKinnon gets to use his experience as a San Diego homicide detective to solve the case in-house, rather than farm it out to the state police as had been done before he was hired.

A mole in the police department, an antagonistic mayor, and several suspects lead MacKinnon up and down the east coast chasing leads.

At the heart of this mystery is a document known as the Lost Order, a Confederate order that made its way into Union hands and led to the battle of Antietam.

Lamb, also a former California homicide detective now living in small-town Virginia, uses his past experience to bring this first novel to life. This book was "stay-up-all-night-to-finish-it" good. Not only did I get a great mystery but I also learned a lot about Civil War battlefields, antiquities, and reenactments.

Armchair Interviews says: A highly recommended read. Several excellent twists and turns leave the reader guessing right up to the end. What more can you ask of a mystery!
A great police procedural by a retired policeman that will grab you and take you on a rollercoaster ride. Fun from beginning to end and exceptionally well written. And if you haven't read the "Teddy Bear" books, by John Lamb, you are missing more great reading.
Take this same plot and put it in the hands of a talent such as James Lee Burke or Earl Emerson and you would have the makings of a masterpiece. Unfortunately this author's skill is not quite up to his imagination. It surely isn't the worst writing I've come across, not by a long stretch; in fact, it's good enough that I would strongly encourage the author to continue working at his craft, with some emphasis on character development, story arc and avoiding cliches. I am not averse to buying another book from this author, particularly if the author works on these issues.