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Pious Deception

(1989)
(The first book in the Kiernan O'Shaughnessy series)
A novel by

 
 
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At the promising start to a new detective series by the author of the Jill Smith mysteries, a young priest is found hanged in particularly compromising circumstances in his parish church in Phoenix, Ariz. To determine whether the death was suicide or murder, the diocese's bishop calls upon Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a young medical examiner turned private eye. Kiernan runs into obstacles at every turn, not the least of which are the cremation of the priest's body before an autopsy could be performed and her name forged on his false death certificate. While struggling with her own painful memories dredged up by the case, Kiernan uncovers a clan of hostile mountain villagers, a bizarre castle, a hidden shelter for abused women, and the diocese's plan to build an elegant retreat-resort in the nearby White Bone Mountains. Feisty Kiernan has appeal, but her debut is overburdened with subplots, complaints about the weather and hard-to-credit emotional conflicts regarding Kiernan's sister.

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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pious Deception (Kiernan O'shaughnessy Mysteries)
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
ISBN: 1-4804-8028-2 / 978-1-4804-8028-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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August 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
ISBN: 0-394-57168-1 / 978-0-394-57168-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pious Deception (The Kiernan O'Shaughnessy Mysteries)
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
ISBN: 1-4532-5395-5 / 978-1-4532-5395-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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September 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
ISBN: 0-440-20746-0 / 978-0-440-20746-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
ISBN: 1-5318-1618-5 / 978-1-5318-1618-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pious Deception
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pious Deception (The Kiernan O'Shaughnessy Mysteries)
Author(s): Susan Dunlap
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA