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The Body in the Record Room

(The first book in the Roy Rogers Mystery series)
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It's 1954. When a mental patient who calls himself Roy Rogers finds a body in the hospital record room, his investigation leads him to the murder of Marcia Weinhart. Twenty years earlier, authorities found her mutilated corpse lying on the altar of St. Adrian's Catholic Church in Sunrise, Missouri.

Roy, his friend Harry, and Harry's beloved dog, Bullet, move through the buildings and grounds of the Sunrise Mental Hospital, a thousand-acre facility with more than two thousand patients and eight hundred employees. They go from the record room to the hospital's Catholic chapel, from the blacksmith shop to the hospital cemetery, looking for victims of the terrible abuse behind the Weinhart murder.

In the process, Roy comes to better understand the strength and moral stature of his hero, the real Roy Rogers. He is able to overcome the terror of his past, choosing to forgo violence and work within the law.

Joe Barone's debut makes for an intriguing mystery while also elevating old-time heroes and their values.

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The Body in the Record Room: A Mystery (Roy Rogers Mystery)
Author(s): Joe Barone
ISBN: 0-312-38410-6 / 978-0-312-38410-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Body in the Record Room: A Mystery
Author(s): Joe Barone
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA