13 1/2: A Novel
With 13 1/2 , Nevada Barr, New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Anna Pigeon novels, has written a taut and terrifying psychological thriller. It carries the reader from the horrifying 1970s murder spree of a child--dubbed "Butcher Boy" by a shocked public--in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi "trailer trash," to post-Katrina New Orleans.
In Jackson Square in the French Quarter a tarot card reader told Polly Deschamps she would be a success. Thirty years later, Polly is a respected professor of literature with good friends and her own home--a safe life for her and her two daughters.
Butcher Boy, released on his seventeenth birthday, shook the snow from his boots and headed south.
New Orleans, a Mecca for runaways then and now, offers sanctuary but never forgiveness.
When Polly falls in love with Marshall Marchand, a restoration architect who is helping to rebuild her adopted city, shadows of the past rise out of the poisoned ground of New Orleans as thick and deadly as the toxic waters of the flood.
Like history, some crimes are doomed to repeat themselves. Evil stays the same, only the victims' names change. As two broken pasts collide in an uncertain present, Polly is determined that her children's names will never be on that list.
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|Grouping Title||13 1 2|
|Grouping Author||barr nevada|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-19 01:24:16AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-18 02:04:52AM|
|auth_author2||Miller, Dan John,|
Miller, Dan John.
|author2-role||Miller, Dan John,narrator.|
Miller, Dan John.
|available_at_ccu||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_ccu||Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||In present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand, a lifelong bachelor who spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly's two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. But then an ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader proclaims that Polly will murder her husband, and Polly senses that there could be a connection between Marchand and the infamous "Butcher Boy" multiple homicide.|
|owning_library_ccu||Colorado Christian University Online|
|owning_location_ccu||Online OverDrive Collection|
|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
|series_with_volume||Brilliance Audio on compact disc||
Detective and mystery fiction
Large type books
Murderers -- Fiction
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction
Women college teachers -- Fiction
13 1/2 / Nevada Barr
13 1/2 [electronic resource] : A Novel. Nevada Barr
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Women college teachers