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Scarecrow

Scarecrow

A Mystery

Jo Banks Mysteries (Volume 1)

Robin Hathaway

Minotaur Books

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Briefly departing from her Doctor Fenimore stories, Robin Hathaway brings readers Dr. Jo Banks, a young female doctor practicing in Manhattan. When a little patient dies, Banks blames herself. Unable to face her life, she runs---leaving her lover, driving away from New York and through New Jersey without a destination on the highway or in her life. She stops at a motel, and that evening is called upon to treat a woman taken suddenly ill.

The episode leads the motel owner to present Jo with a deal. Neither he nor the other motel owners can afford to keep a doctor on hand, but it is sometimes difficult to get one to come out from the nearest city. What they need is a cooperative house doctor---someone who can quickly get to any of the nearby motels. How about it? Jo takes the deal---without knowing that it will involve her in a series of gruesome murders of itinerant farm workers.

Full of the wit, charm, and lively settings that have made Hathaway's Doctor Fenimore series so popular, Scarecrow is sure to please.

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Praise for Scarecrow

"Hathaway convincingly portrays small-town and rural New Jersey life in an appealing, sometimes poignant story with low-key suspense and winning characters. FYI: The Doctor Digs a Grave won an Agatha Award for Best First Novel." - Publishers Weekly

"A compelling new physician-sleuth ... an affectionate portrayal of small-town life." - Booklist

"An offbeat heroine, crusty local characters, and a fine sense of menace." - Kirkus Reviews

"A terrific beginning for a marvelous new series." - Charles Todd, author of A Fearsome Doubt

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About the author

Robin Hathaway

Robin Hathaway (1934-2013) won the SMP/Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for her book The Doctor Digs a Grave, the first book in the Dr. Fenimore series. She lived in New York City and Philadelphia.

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