Desert Wives

Desert Wives

A Lena Jones Mystery

Book - 2009
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When private detectve Lena Jones helps thirteen-year-old Rebecca escape from Purity, a polygamy compound hidden in a desolate area straddling the Utah/Arizona border, she uncovers more than she bargained for. Rebecca's mother has now been arrested for the murder of Prophet Solomon Royal, Rebecca's intended husband. So Lena enters Purity masquerading as a polygamist wife to uncover the real murderer. Lena thinks she's put her own past behind her, but the sins of Purity's mothers and fathers force her to reexamine the scant memories of her early childhood. Are Lena's past and this new case somehow connected?--P.[4] of cover.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781590586877
Characteristics: 304 pages : map ; 22 cm


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Feb 02, 2014

A well written novel with plenty of suspense and intrigue. Really offers a good insight into the governmental problems arising from polygamy.

Aug 25, 2007

This book was remarkable. While it was an intriguing mystery, I found myself being more interested in the deep look into a polygamy cult. This is not a victimless crime and the details were disturbing. It's my understanding that this book helped change the polygamy laws in Arizona, where cults straddle its border with Utah to avoid convictions. I highly recommend this book.


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