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Hold a Scorpion

(2016)
(The second book in the Diana Poole series)
A novel by

 
 
The new Diana Poole crime thriller takes our amateur sleuth deep into Southern California's underworld to uncover the mystery of a diamond-encrusted scorpion - and the reason for the murders that follow in its wake.

Diana Poole's last movie was a flop, but she earned enough money to fix up her Malibu house. One afternoon standing outside it, she sees a woman across the highway waving at her. Diana doesn't recognize her. Still waving, the woman walks into the oncoming cars and is killed instantly. Why would anyone do that?

The next night, while still horrified by the accident, Diana is held at gunpoint by a man demanding the dead woman's scorpion. What kind of scorpion? A live one? A brooch? A pendant? Diana searches the accident scene and finds a diamond-encrusted object in the shape of a scorpion. Breathless, she remembers her movie star mother showing it to her the last time she saw her alive.

Did the woman who was waving at her want her to see it? Was the woman's death really an accident? Why did the gunman want the scorpion? Did her mother really die of natural causes? Could it have been murder?

With the diamond-encrusted object as her only clue, Diana goes on a heart-pounding journey determined to find answers. But asking a lot of questions can upset people. Especially the unpredictable killer who is stalking her.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A mega-tough yet sympathetic heroine." - John Lescroart


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Used availability for Melodie Johnson-Howe's Hold a Scorpion

Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: A Diana Poole Thriller (Diana Poole Mysteries)
Author(s): Melodie Johnson-Howe
ISBN: 1-60598-967-3 / 978-1-60598-967-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hold a Scorpion Lib/E (The Diana Poole Mysteries)
Author(s): Melodie Johnson Howe
ISBN: 1-5046-8654-3 / 978-1-5046-8654-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: A Diana Poole Thriller (Diana Poole Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Melodie Johnson Howe
ISBN: 1-5046-8656-X / 978-1-5046-8656-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: A Diana Poole Thriller (Diana Poole Mysteries, Book 2)
Author(s): Melodie Johnson Howe
ISBN: 1-5046-8655-1 / 978-1-5046-8655-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: The Diana Poole Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Melodie Johnson-Howe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: The Diana Poole Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Melodie Johnson-Howe
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hold a Scorpion: A Diana Poole Thriller (Diana Poole Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Melodie Johnson-Howe
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU