The Blue Corn Murders

The Blue Corn Murders

By Nancy Pickard; Virginia Rich (Created by); Nancy Pickard (Foreword by)

Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440217657, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 1999

Description
Kernels of Truth....
When Eugenia Potter stumbles upon some ancient pottery shards on her ranch, she feels a profound connection with the past.And a deep desire to learn more about the relics.Now, she's heeding the call of her soul--by visiting an archaeological camp amid the magnificent cliff dwellings of Colorado's Mesa Verde.
But strange things are happening at Mesa Verde, from the director's increasing mental confusion to a visitor's grisly death.Even a Talking Circle--a traditional ritual facilitated by the passing around of an ear of blue corn--doesn't reveal the source of the trouble.And when a busload of teenagers on a hiking trip disappears without a trace, Mrs. Potter begins some digging... to unearth a cruel scheme, a long-buried secret, and the deadly fruits of a killer's dark hungers.


About the Author
Nancy Pickard has won numerous mystery awards for her short stories and novels, including an Anthony Award for "Say No to Murder, " a Macavity Award for "Marriage Is Murder, " and two Agatha Awards for Best Novel, for "Bum Steer" in 1990 and "I.O.U" in 1991. She was also nominated for an Edgar Award for "I.O.U." A former reporter and editor, she is a past president of Sisters in Crime, the international association of mystery writers and fans. She lives in Kansas, where she is working on a new mystery to be published by Pocket Books.



Nancy Pickard has won numerous mystery awards for her short stories and novels, including an Anthony Award for "Say No to Murder, " a Macavity Award for "Marriage Is Murder, " and two Agatha Awards for Best Novel, for "Bum Steer" in 1990 and "I.O.U" in 1991. She was also nominated for an Edgar Award for "I.O.U." A former reporter and editor, she is a past president of Sisters in Crime, the international association of mystery writers and fans. She lives in Kansas, where she is working on a new mystery to be published by Pocket Books.


Praise For The Blue Corn Murders

"[Mrs. Potter is] an appealing addition to the ranks of amateur detectives, a kind of combined Nero Wolfe, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey."
--McCall's