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Jo Bannister

Jo Bannister

Jo Bannister started her career as a journalist after leaving school at sixteen to work on a local weekly newspaper. Shortlisted for several prestigious awards, she was editor of the County Down Spectator for some years before leaving to pursue her writing full time. She is the author of the Brodie Farrell mystery series, which began with Echoes of Lies (2001).

Jo Bannister

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Desperate Measures
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Desperate Measures

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

The third novel in Bannister's brilliant new crime series set in a small British town features young policewoman Hazel Best and her friend Gabriel Ash

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Perfect Sins
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Perfect Sins

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken—and probably killed—by pirates,...

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Deadly Virtues
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Deadly Virtues

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

In this fast-paced thriller, Deadly Virtues, acclaimed writer Jo Bannister proves once again why she is considered "one of the genre's best" (Booklist)


The town of Norbold,...

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Death in High Places
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Death in High Places

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Two friends embark on a climb of treacherous Anarchy Ridge but only one will make it down alive. Unjustly blamed for his friend's haunting death, the other must run for his life as a mourning...

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Liars All
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Liars All

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

A young couple is mugged and brutally attacked, leaving one of the victims in the ground and the other in a wheelchair. Wracked with guilt, the mother of the man accused of their attacks enlists...

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Closer Still
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Closer Still

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

"Bannister is one of the undersung treasures of the mystery genre." ---Chicago Tribune

Although she has been trying to put her work, running a one-woman detective agency, on...

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Flawed
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Flawed

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

"You can waste a lot of time looking . . . or you can pay me to find it for you." So goes the slogan of Brodie Farrell's one-woman detective agency. Although Brodie has made some surprising---and...

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Requiem for a Dealer
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Requiem for a Dealer

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

You can waste a lot of time looking. . . . Or you can pay me to find it for you.

Brodie Farrell is a busy woman, what with running her one-woman firm Looking for Something? and...

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Breaking Faith
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Breaking Faith

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

When she called her business "Looking for Something?" Brodie Farrell hoped to receive challenging commissions from interesting clients. Even by her standards, though, demon rock musician Jared Fry...

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True Witness
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True Witness

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

A teenage boy is beaten to death on Dimmock's derelict pier. Detective Jack Deacon is convinced they have the murderer; he just needs a positive identification to lock him up for good. But the...

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Echoes of Lies
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Echoes of Lies

Brodie Farrell Mysteries

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Brodie Farrell finds things for a living, and when she's asked to locate the whereabouts of Daniel Hood, she sees nothing suspicious in the request. She finds the young man, passes the details on...

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Changelings
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Changelings

Castlemere Detectives

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

The town of Castlemere is under siege. Someone is making very dangerous-and convincing-threats to destroy the city if it doesn't come up with a ransom of one million pounds. Now time is Castlemere's...

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The Hireling's Tale
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The Hireling's Tale

Castlemere Detectives

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

When a young woman is found dead at the bottom of a boat in the Castlemere Canal, completely naked, and full of crack cocaine, the inhabitants of the dockside town are shocked. How could such a thing...

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Charisma
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Charisma

Castlemere Detectives

Jo Bannister
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

No one seems to care too much about a sixteen-year-old prostitute known as Charisma--until she is found floating by the docks with her throat slashed. Inspector Liz Graham, new to Castlemere and...

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