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Murder in the Walls

(1971)
(The first book in the Johnny Ortiz series)
A novel by

 
 
Murder in the Walls is the story of a murdered prostitute and a cop determined to find the killer. Flora Hobbs owned one of New Mexico's oldest Spanish-style houses, and shared it with a bevy of beautiful working girls. When one of them turned up dead -- in a locked room -- Detective Johnny Ortiz followed a scent that went straight beneath Santo Cristo's respectable facade into a world of hustlers, profiteers -- and at least one killer. Welcome to the first Johnny Ortiz mystery, which was set in motion by Richard Martin Stern (The Tower) in 1971. The New York Times Book Review said, "The author knows the country and his people. There is a feeling of desert and mesa, open air, spaciousness ... The prose is lean, the characters convincing, the plotting impeccable."

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Richard Martin Stern's Murder in the Walls

Hardback Editions

April 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder in the Walls
Author(s): Richard Martin Stern
ISBN: 0-7091-3159-3 / 978-0-7091-3159-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder in the Walls
Author(s): Richard Martin Stern
ISBN: 0-684-12346-0 / 978-0-684-12346-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charle's Scribner's Sons
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Paperback Editions

March 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Walls
Author(s): Richard Martin Stern
ISBN: 0-671-65257-5 / 978-0-671-65257-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Walls
Author(s): Richard Martin Stern
Publisher: Garrett County Press
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