Fatal Divisions
by Claire Booth

Family secrets and internal police politics cause trouble for Sheriff Hank Worth and his Chief Deputy Sheila Turley in this compelling mystery.

Hank Worth has always been committed to his job as Branson sheriff, so getting him to take a break is difficult. But to everyone’s surprise he agrees to take time off after a grueling case and visit a friend in Columbia, Missouri, leaving Chief Deputy Sheila Turley in charge. She quickly launches reforms that create an uproar, and things deteriorate even further when an elderly man is found brutally murdered in his home.

As Sheila struggles for control of the investigation and her insubordinate deputies, Hank is not relaxing as promised. His Aunt Fin is worried her husband is responsible for the disappearance of one of his employees, and Hank agrees to investigate.

The search for the missing woman leads to a tangle of deceit that Hank is determined to unravel . . . no matter the impact on his family.

Reviews

Fans of police procedurals will appreciate the skillful, character-driven story that culminates in a fascinating conclusion to multiple cases. Readers of Steven F. Havill’s “Posadas County” mysteries may want to try this series

Library Journal Starred Review

Booth skillfully combines police procedural elements with a sharp focus on the families and professional lives of her protagonists. This superior regional series reliably entertains

Publishers Weekly

Booth skillfully juggles two stories, punctuating the novel with a series of minor cliff-hangers to keep us interested in one story when she switches to the other … Booth, a former crime reporter, has a strong prose style: it really feels like she is writing about real people and events

Booklist

A pleasing procedural with thoughtful characters and enough plot twists to keep you guessing

Kirkus Reviews

Strong ... a fascinating and complex plot. Readers will hope Hank has a long career ahead of him

Publishers Weekly on A Deadly Turn

A thoughtful entry in an increasingly solid series, particularly for the added dimension it brings to the protagonist

Booklist on A Deadly Turn

Touches of sly humor add appeal to Booth’s standout debut ... Promises to be a most engaging regional police series

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Branson Beauty

Booth imbues her fast-moving narrative with humor and humanity

Booklist on The Branson Beauty

Claire Booth

Formerly a crime reporter for daily newspapers throughout the United States, Claire Booth has used this experience to write three previous Sheriff Hank Worth mystery novels based on small-town American life. She is also the author of one non-fiction book, The False Prophet: Conspiracy, Extortion, and Murder in the Name of God. She lives in California.

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Editions

Fatal Divisions by Claire Booth is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278899735th January 2021140 X 225mm240$28.99
Hardback978072788997330th October 2020140 X 225mm240£20.99
Ebook97814483044001st December 2020N/A240$25.99
Ebook97814483044001st December 2020N/A240£18.99
Hardback - Large Print978144830607730th December 2021145 X 222mm352$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978144830607728th October 2021145 X 222mm352£22.99
Paperback978178029719427th September 2021139 X 215mm240$17.95
Paperback978178029719429th July 2021139 X 215mm240£12.99
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