Desert redemption / Betty Webb.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: While investigating the suspicious death of a woman linked to two local "new thought" groups, private eye Lena Jones begins to see connections between this crime and the murder of her brother and father and her mother's disappearance thirty-five years ago.
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    • ABNT:
      WEBB, B. Desert redemption. [s. l.]: Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. ISBN 9781464210952. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Webb B. Desert Redemption. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019. Accessed July 11, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Webb B. Desert Redemption. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019. Accessed July 11, 2020.
    • APA:
      Webb, B. (2019). Desert redemption. Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Webb, Betty. 2019. Desert Redemption. A Lena Jones Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Harvard:
      Webb, B. (2019) Desert redemption. Poisoned Pen Press (A Lena Jones mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 11 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Webb, B 2019, Desert redemption, A Lena Jones mystery, Poisoned Pen Press, viewed 11 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Webb, Betty. Desert Redemption. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Webb, Betty. Desert Redemption. A Lena Jones Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Webb B. Desert redemption [Internet]. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 11]. (A Lena Jones mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1

In addition to their vivid Arizona venues, the Lena Jones mysteries are notable for taking up broader societal issues that contribute to the crimes described therein. Here, in the tenth and last installment of the series featuring the indomitable private eye, the focus is on Arizona's apocalyptic cults. Lena and her partner in Desert Investigations, Jimmy Sisiwan of the Pima tribe, are building a home together when Harold Slow Horse turns up with concerns about his addict ex-wife's stay at a purported rehab center called Kanati. Concerned that Kanati is a cult, Lena looks into the organization and finds it claims to offer "spiritual enlightenment" as well as gourmet food. But then the emaciated bodies of two women and a man turn up in the desert nearby as Lena is trying to locate a missing artist for a gallery owner and find her runaway 15-year-old goddaughter. Identifying the bodies and their causes of death eventually leads Lena back to her personal history and her nightmares of being shot and abandoned by her mother as a young child. This works as a standalone, as well as being the satisfying conclusion to an underrated series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 January #3

In Jones's electrifying 10th and final Lena Jones mystery (after 2017's Desert Vengeance), Scottsdale, Ariz., PI Lena is approached by Harold Slow Horse, one of Arizona's leading artists, who insists that she investigate the Kanati Spiritual Center, a compound promoting a mishmash of Native American symbolism and philosophy, where his flighty ex-wife, Chelsea, has taken up residence. Lena reluctantly agrees, and discovers that Chelsea is thriving on the fresh air, sunshine, and gourmet cuisine on offer at the center. When the body of a woman with a possible link to the center turns up in the desert, Lena begins to think that there is "something more horrific than religious plagiarism going on at Kanati." Lena gets on a trail that leads her at long last to answers about her troubled past: "I was an orphan... I'd been found comatose on a Phoenix street at the age of four with a bullet in my head. No one came forward to claim me." The resolution will satisfy series fans, though they'll be sad to see the last of Lena. (Mar.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.