Joshua Thornton

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

A Small Case of Murder Publisher's Summary

A Small Case of Murder is set in the quaint town of Chester, West Virginia, where everyone knows everyone, and there is never a secret that someone doesn't know. In such a small intimate village, how many disappearances can be left unquestioned?

Following the death of his wife, Joshua Thornton moves into his ancestral home across country with his five children. While clearing out the attic, the children find a 34-year-old letter to their grandmother that implicates a local minister in an unreported murder. Today a double homicide has the whole town under a microscope. The state attorney general appoints Joshua special prosecutor to solve the crimes. In a place where gossip flies as swiftly as a spring breeze it is impossible to know who to trust.

Asking simple questions about events long ago could prove to be deadly for Joshua and his family.

©2004 Lauren Carr; (P)2008 Books in Motion
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  • Book 1

    • A Small Case of Murder

    • A Joshua Thornton Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    A Small Case of Murder is set in the quaint town of Chester, West Virginia, where everyone knows everyone, and there is never a secret that someone doesn't know. In such a small intimate village, how many disappearances can be left unquestioned? Following the death of his wife, Joshua Thornton moves into his ancestral home across country with his five children. While clearing out the attic, the children find a 34-year-old letter to their grandmother that implicates a local minister in an unreported murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kathy on 12-31-08

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • A Reunion To Die For

    • Joshua Thornton Mystery #2
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    High school cheerleader Tricia Wheeler didn't make it to her graduation because a bullet went through her heart and killed her. Twenty years later, a journalist is investigating Tricia's supposed suicide for a book. Suddenly, a second cheerleader is dead and the body count in the small West Virginia town continues to rise. For Joshua Thornton, the case is personal. The reopening of the Wheeler case stirs up memories and feelings for a girl who died without knowing his true feelings for her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 3 needs to hurry!

    • By MamaDuck on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $24.49