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Blind side : a Connor Westphal mystery
Warner, Penny.
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Santa Barbara : Perseverance Press/J. Daniel, [2001]

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213 pages ; 22 cm
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Buford the Bullfrog is dead. And that's only the beginning. Connor Westphal, the feisty deaf publisher of the weekly Eureka , jumps into the annual Jubilee festivities when her sidekick and main squeeze, private eye Dan Smith, is retained by Buford's jockey to find the murderer. With the help of Sheriff Elvis Mercer and the eccentric denizens of Flat Skunk, Connor and Dan think it'll be a snap, until the sheriff's son Jeremiah comes under suspicion and a human body surfaces in Critter's Creek, along with a lot more dead frogs. Connor, with the aid of a new blind friend, sets about finding out who is killing the frogs and people of Calaveras County.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

It's Jumping Frog Jubilee season, and Connor Westphal's PI boyfriend, Dan Smith, is investigating prized amphibian Buford's death. The next victim is human, and our heroine, deaf editor of a local paper, navigates illegal toxic-waste dumping, frantic frog owners, abominable poetry and the drug trade in Blind Side, the latest Connor Westphal mystery by Penny Warner. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

In little Flat Skunk, CA, deaf newspaperwoman Connor Westphal (Dead Body Language) reports on events in the latest Jumping Frog Jubilee, which pulls in tourist dollars and inspires heady frog training competition. Unfortunately, the contest's previous winner is found murdered just before the jubilee opens and the prime suspect turns out to be the sheriff's son and Connor's good buddy. Connor and boyfriend Dan, a former cop-turned-private investigator, pick through a variety of additional suspects, uncovering hospital corruption and a multitude of family secrets. A sprightly, full-fledged heroine, small-town conniptions, frequent humor, and clever plotting makes this a strongly recommended purchase for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.