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Silent Words

(1996)
(The second book in the Tyler Jones Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
With her mother's last words still echoing in her ears, Tyler Jones, the San Francisco-based newspaper columnist and amateur sleuth introduced in "The Other Side of Silence," journeys to the family home in northern Minnesota. Tyler, directed to "find the truth," has no inkling what truth she is supposed to search for in this idyllic haven perched on the edge of Lake Superior.

As Tyler attempts to fulfill her mother's deathbed wish, she unearths layer after layer of half-truths, legends, and lies accumulated over the years and passed down through the generations, binding some members of this community to a conspiracy of silence. She explores the meaning of family in its many guises, the complexity of human nature regarding our notions of "good" and "bad," and the lengths to which the living will go to protect their dead. There are bodies, of course, but the real mystery in "Silent Words" is about the secrets that hide and fester in family histories and hearts.

    

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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Silent Words (Tyler Jones Mystery)
Author(s): Joan M Drury
ISBN: 0-9794883-6-2 / 978-0-9794883-6-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clover Valley Press, LLC
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Silent Words: A Tyler Jones Mystery
Author(s): Joan M Drury
ISBN: 0-7043-4522-6 / 978-0-7043-4522-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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September 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Silent Words
Author(s): Joan M Drury
ISBN: 1-883523-13-3 / 978-1-883523-13-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spinsters Ink Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silent Words
Author(s): Joan M Drury
Publisher: Clover Valley Press, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA