Fracture (Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries #5) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 5 in the Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries series.

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Susan Cummins Miller’s newest novel Fracture is sure to have you glued to the pages. This is her latest book featuring geologist Frankie MacFarlane. Frankie and Philo have planned a nice, quiet vacation where they can just escape everything. That is until Philo’s aunt is murdered and all eyes turn to the husband Derek Dain as the prime suspect. Soon the duo find out that Dain’s highly valuable coin collection is missing, and the quest begins. Frankie and Philo travel all over Tucson and soon end up in San Francisco, California with even more of Philo’s family secrets being discovered. This is another great read by Miller. The characters are fun to read and the suspense is sure to have you staying up late into the night. Don’t forget, Miller will be signing at our booth March 12 at 10 AM at the Tucson Festival of Books. If you are looking for a TFOB author to read, or just craving a new mystery writer, consider a Susan Cummins Miller’s novel. She is a favorite of ours.

— Jody


Geologist Frankie MacFarlane and P.I. Philo Dain, just back from Afghanistan, are packing for an R&R trip to a cooler clime when Philo's Aunt Heather is murdered in her empty Tucson mansion. Her husband, wealthy developer Derek Dain, is the prime suspect. The day before, Heather had left town with the Dain coin collection, worth millions. Now it's missing. Though Philo and his uncle haven't spoken in years, Philo and Frankie agree to backtrack Heather on a quest that takes them from the sun-baked Tucson Basin to the foggy San Francisco Peninsula. Among California's fault-scarred hills they uncover painful secrets from Philo's past--and clues to a mysterious chess set worthy of kings, long protected by one family and long coveted by another. A treasure worth killing for--but who will survive to claim it?

About the Author

Susan Cummins Miller worked as a field geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and taught geology and oceanography before turning to writing. She is a research affiliate and SIROW Scholar with the University of Arizona s Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and the editor of A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: Women Writers of the American Frontier, 1800 1922 (TTUP). She lives in Tucson, Arizona."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780896726857
ISBN-10: 0896726851
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2011
Pages: 269
Language: English
Series: Frankie MacFarlane Mysteries