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Child’s Play by Nancy Swing

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            The author, Nancy Swing, returns to her West Virginia roots for this novel after setting her first mystery in the Mekong Delta where she has also lived. The two protagonists of this novel are thirteen-year-old Eden Jones and fifty-year-old Bethanne Swanson. They collaborate because Eden’s best friend who is Bethanne’s sister, is found dead in a yellow Mercedes at the bottom of a nearby lake.

Pacific Grove, California: Park Place Publications, 2017. 275 pages. Trade paperback