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Desperate Measures

(2001)
(The sixth book in the Barbara Holloway series)
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Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases in the Pacific Northwest... and winning them. But this time it looks as though she's up against an unbeatable opponent.

The trial involves the murder of Gus Marchand, a hardworking, Godfearing man who was found dead on his kitchen floor. Without any real evidence linking him to the crime, the locals cast their suspicions towards Alex Feldman, Marchand's hideously deformed neighbor. At the request of a fellow attorney, Barbara agrees to defend him.

But another suspect is the high school principal, Hilde Franz, who'd had a contretemps with the dead man earlier that week. He had threatened to have her investigated and Hilde was seen near Marchand's property around the time of his death, giving police both a motive and an opportunity for murder. Hilde also happens to be an old friend of Barbara's father, Frank, so naturally, he's going to defend her.

Will Barbara have to square off against the man who taught her all she knows?

Desperate Measures is vintage Kate Wilhelm... which is to say, it's a pageturning delight.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Desperate Measures (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-613-60407-5 / 978-0-613-60407-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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July 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Desperate Measures (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-312-27663-X / 978-0-312-27663-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Desperate Measures
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-55166-907-2 / 978-1-55166-907-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mira
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March 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Desperate Measures
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-606-27542-8 / 978-0-606-27542-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Desperate Measures
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-937809-00-5 / 978-1-937809-00-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mira
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Desperate Measures (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-4708-9068-2 / 978-1-4708-9068-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: Desperate Measures - on Playaway
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-60775-392-8 / 978-1-60775-392-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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August 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Desperate Measures
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-2161-0 / 978-0-7861-2161-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Desperate Measures Lib/E (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-9578-9 / 978-0-7861-9578-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2002 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Desperate Measures (Barbara Holloway Novels)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-7861-9309-3 / 978-0-7861-9309-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Desperate Measures (A Barbara Holloway Novel Book 6)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Infinity Box Press
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