Wendy Hornsby
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Wendy Hornsby

Wendy Hornsby (1947 - ) is a native of Southern California, the setting for her nine mystery novels. Among the awards she has received for her work are the Edgar Allan Poe Award (the "Edgar") and its French equivalent le Grand Prix de litterature policiere, as well as nominations for the Anthony Award and the Prix Du Roman D'Adventures. While a NPR interviewer described the author as a "soft-spoken college professor," critics have described her work as "refreshing [and] real" (NY Times), "unusually poignant" (LA Times), and "powerful writing and... equally thought-provoking story" (Publisher's Weekly). The Cleveland Plain Dealer declared, "No mystery novelist since Raymond Chandler may have captured downtown Los Angeles as Hornsby does."

Hornsby lives in Long Beach CA, where she teaches history at a local college.

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    • Half a Mind

    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Southern California homicide detective Roger Tejeda has "the gift"--a sixth sense for catching the most elusive kind of criminal, the serial killer....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Telling Lies

    • A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    When Maggie MacGowen was a girl, her sister, Emily, lived the life of a leftist radical on the run from the FBI....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You had to be there; she wasn't

    • By John on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Midnight Baby

    • A Maggie MacGowen Mystery , Book 2
    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Los Angeles making a documentary about upscale daycares, Maggie MacGowen visits MacArthur Park to get complementary footage of pubescent prostitutes who populate its dark corners....

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Bad Intent

    • A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    After decades making progressive documentary films, Maggie MacGowen did not expect to fall in love with a Los Angeles cop....

    Regular price: $13.21

    • 77th Street Requiem

    • A Maggie MacGowen Mystery (Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics)
    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1974, Roy Frady was a perfect cop. Now he's perfect fodder for one of Maggie MacGowen's documentaries....

    Regular price: $13.21

    • A Hard Light

    • A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Filmmaker and amateur sleuth Maggie MacGowen is approached by a beautiful Vietnamese expatriate to find a scholar who escaped from Vietnam after the war, and abruptly disappeared....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Lesley on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Harm

    • By: Wendy Hornsby
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After her mother’s savage murder, Kate Teague becomes the killer’s next target....

    Regular price: $19.95

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