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Disturbing the Dead

(2007)
(The second book in the Rachel Goddard Mysteries series)
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Tom Bridger, who is half Melungeon, thought he had escaped his mountain community's lingering prejudice against the mixed-race group when he left to work for the Richmond, Virginia Police Department. Tom was moving up the detective ranks when a family tragedy brought him back home and moved him into his fathers job as a county sheriff's deputy.

Now the bones of a Melungeon woman have surfaced on a remote mountaintop, and all evidence points to murder. Violence escalates as the victim's poor family and the wealthy white family she married into scramble to protect their secrets from Toms probing. But as he probes into his father's investigation of the case, he finds his father is not the man he idolized.

The woman Tom is falling in love with, veterinarian Rachel Goddard, is struggling to start over in a place that holds no memories for her. Rachel puts herself in danger when she befriends the dead Melungeon womans niece, Holly. As a child, the girl witnessed something that could implicate her aunt's killer, but she is too terrified to tell anyone what she knows. While Rachel is determined to keep Holly safe and help her piece together past events, the guilty are equally determined to silence the girl--and Rachel too, if necessary.

Will this murder be Tom's and Rachel's undoing or will it free them to look into the future?

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Sandra Parshall's Disturbing the Dead

Hardback Editions

March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-59058-378-7 / 978-1-59058-378-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Disturbing the Dead: A Rachel Goddard Mystery
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 0-373-18964-8 / 978-0-373-18964-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
Availability: Amazon   


November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Easyread Large Edition)
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-4587-4333-0 / 978-1-4587-4333-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-59058-509-7 / 978-1-59058-509-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-59058-379-5 / 978-1-59058-379-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-4830-1417-7 / 978-1-4830-1417-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries, Book 2) (Rachel Goddard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-4830-1420-7 / 978-1-4830-1420-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Disturbing the Dead (Rachel Goddard Mysteries, Book 2) (Rachel Goddard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
ISBN: 1-4830-1418-5 / 978-1-4830-1418-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Disturbing the Dead: A Rachel Goddard Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Disturbing the Dead: A Rachel Goddard Mystery #2 (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)
Author(s): Sandra Parshall
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA