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Bad Intent (The Maggie MacGowen Mysteries Book 3) by [Wendy Hornsby]

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“Strong, scary and real.” —The New York Times Book Review “In this compelling tale, issues personal and professional, good and bad, past and present all contaminate each other, leaving no character in a position to cast stones. Maggie . . . is a complex and highly likable heroine whose cases test and prove her mettle.” —Publishers Weekly “Hornsby captures her setting and characters well, writes with panache, and maintains suspense with a smooth hand.” —Library Journal

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Wendy Hornsby (b. 1947) is the Edgar Award–winning creator of the Maggie MacGowen series. A native of Southern California, she became interested in writing at a young age and first found professional success in fourth grade, when an essay about summer camp won a local contest. Her first novel, No Harm, was published in 1987, but it wasn’t until 1992 that Hornsby introduced her most famous character: Maggie MacGowen, documentarian and amateur sleuth. Hornsby has written seven MacGowen novels, most recently The Paramour’s Daughter (2010), and the sprawling tales of murder and romance have won her widespread praise. For her closely observed depiction of the darker sides of Los Angeles, she is often compared to Raymond Chandler. Besides her novels, Hornsby has written dozens of short stories, some of which were collected in Nine Sons (2002). When she isn’t writing, she teaches ancient and medieval history at Long Beach City College. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00658EPWA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Road (November 29, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 29, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4285 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 366 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Wendy Hornsby (1947 - ) is a native of Southern California, the setting for her nine mystery novels. Among the awards she has received for her work are the Edgar Allan Poe Award (the "Edgar") and its French equivalent le Grand Prix de litterature policiere, as well as nominations for the Anthony Award and the Prix Du Roman D'Adventures. While a NPR interviewer described the author as a "soft-spoken college professor," critics have described her work as "refreshing [and] real" (NY Times), "unusually poignant" (LA Times), and "powerful writing and... equally thought-provoking story" (Publisher's Weekly). The Cleveland Plain Dealer declared, "No mystery novelist since Raymond Chandler may have captured downtown Los Angeles as Hornsby does."

Hornsby lives in Long Beach CA, where she teaches history at a local college.

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