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Walla Walla Suite

Walla Walla Suite

(2007)
A Room with No View
(The second book in the Quinn series)
A novel by

 

"A wonderful novel - smart, funny, and remarkably humane."
James Crumley


"This book will delight anyone who has ever feared that the private detective novel has no new tricks - or voices - up its sleeve."
Laura Lippman


"Anne Argula brings a welcome voice to the noir novel with Quinn, who is earthy, gritty, but above all, a mature woman. We don't have enough of those."
Sara Paretsky


"Anne Argula's menopausal detective will give mystery fans multiple hot flashes of horror, humor, and surprise."
Tom Robbins


"A terrific, suspenseful tale of murder, driven by interesting and quirky characters, leavened by edgy self-deprecating humor, and resolved by a surprising twist."
Joseph Wambaugh


Quinn, a newly divorced ex-cop, retains custody of her wild hot flashes, her twisted tongue, her fey sense of humor, and her propensity for trouble. Now trying to get a foothold as a P.I. in a new city, Quinn takes what she thinks will be a safe job with Vincent Ainge, to whom she is oddly attracted. Vincent, who has his own demons, is the only mitigation investigator in the Northwest working to save the lives of convicted killers from ending at the gallows in Walla Walla state prison.

When a young secretary named Eileen vanishes, the woman's boss hires Quinn to track her down. What looks like a missing-person case turns out to be anything but, sucking into its wake Vincent, his demented father, Eileen's barely legitimate boss, her sexually vulnerable mother, a serial rapist and possible serial killer, and, of course, Quinn herself. Quinn's improvised investigation takes her to the dangerous dark corners of the human psyche and casts suspicion where she least expects it, which will ignite a burst of violence and a resolution that readers won't see coming.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Walla Walla Suite: A Room with No View (Thorndike Mystery)
Author(s): Anne Argula
ISBN: 1-4104-0420-X / 978-1-4104-0420-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Walla Walla Suite: (A Room with No View) A Novel
Author(s): Anne Argula
ISBN: 0-345-49841-0 / 978-0-345-49841-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Walla Walla Suite: (A Room with No View) A Novel
Author(s): Anne Argula
ISBN: 0-345-49842-9 / 978-0-345-49842-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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