Only Flesh and Bones

Only Flesh and Bones

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Baker & Taylor
The only witness to her mother Miriam's murder is a young girl named Cecilia but she is too traumatized to remember what she saw, so unemployed geologist Em Hansen is called in to see what she can dig up.

McMillan Palgrave
Still recuperating from her father's death and her mother's recovery from alcohol addiction, geologist and amateur sleuth Emily "Em" Hansen is out of work and unhappily whiling away her time on her family's Wyoming ranch. So when her former boss, oil millionaire J.C. Menken, asks Em for help--and offers to find her a job if she does--she has no choice but to accept.

J.C. wife Miriam died a mysterious death--and his teenaged daughter Cecelia was the only witness. But a traumatized Cecelia can't remember anything about the incident, and can't seem to get on with her life. J.C. wants Em to help his daughter get back on track--but will he want to hear the shocking truths that Em uncovers about his deceased wife and the real reason for her untimely death?

Blackwell North Amer
Miriam Menken, wife of oil millionaire J. C. Menken and mother of Cecelia, died suspiciously of a drug overdose, and Cecelia was the only witness. Traumatized for months afterward, Cecelia has blocked out the entire event and has blamed herself both for her mother's death and the fact that the murder is unsolved.
J. C. also happens to be Em's former boss from back in her Denver oil business days, and he bamboozles the unemployed Em into helping him with Cecelia: if Em can unlock the secrets in Cecelia's grief-stricken brain and help her get her life back on track, he'll help Em find a job. Em's desperate, so she's hooked.
Em's task is to get Cecelia to recover her memory and her confidence, but she can't help looking into the crime as well. She soon begins to unearth fragments of truth about Miriam's troubled life, including a tortured relationship she had with a shadowy man from her past. Who is he, what power did he have over Miriam, and where is he now?

& Taylor

The only witness to Miriam Menken's murder is her daughter Cecilia, but she is too traumatized to remember what she saw, so unemployed geologist Em Hansen is called in to see what she can dig up

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312186425
Branch Call Number: MYS Andrews, S 100.4 1998
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm


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