Books by Mary Bowen Hall

EMMA CHIZZIT AND THE MOTHER LODE MARAUDER by Mary Bowen Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Some interesting gold-mining detail, but, mostly, silly dialogue occurring in improbable situations."
In a fourth outing, Emma Chizzit, the busybody owner of A-1 Salvage, and her best friend Frannie (Emma Chizzit and the Napa Nemesis, etc.), on a visit to Buckeye, California, quickly bump into two factions with different ideas on how to exploit the old mining site: pretty, aggressive Trooper Hadley, a tour promoter, wants to add it to her expensive tour excursions, and a group of town nabobs wants to level the old gold rush remains and erect a massive shopping mall. Read full book review >
EMMA CHIZZIT AND THE NAPA NEMESIS by Mary Bowen Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"The plot is not only silly and implausible but unamusing and dull as well: a marked letdown from Emma's two prior, amiable excursions."
This time out, Emma Chizzit, amateur sleuth and aging owner of A-1 Salvage, joins her old chum Frannie and half of Napa Valley in search of an unpublished children's book that Robert Louis Stevenson supposedly left at Fountaingrove, a 19th-century Utopian colony. Read full book review >