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Mystery
  • Author:
    M. K. Wren
  • ISBN:
    0312242239
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312242237
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Minotaur Books; 1st edition (October 13, 1999)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1388 kb
  • ePUB format
    1930 kb
  • DJVU format
    1169 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    223
  • Formats:
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Election day in Wesport, on the magnificent Oregon coast, changes everything for Deputy Cornelia Faith Jones, the only woman and the only African American in the Taft County Sheriff's Office. As a result of a write-in campaign that Neely did not encourage, she is elected Sheriff -a job she did not want. Neely accepts, however, when Jan Koto's body is found submerged in the jellyfish display tank in the Oceanographic Center.

Neely Jones, the only African-American member of the Taft County police force, has been elected sheriff on a write-in ballot. Her prejudiced co-workers resent her, and many in the community are intolerant. But soon, Neely is facing more than just racial slurs

Neely Jones, the only African-American member of the Taft County police force, has been elected sheriff on a write-in ballot. But soon, Neely is facing more than just racial slurs. Her boyfriend is murdered, and Neely must find the killer while navigating the pitfalls of her new job. Author(s): .

Neely Jones: The Medusa Pool. M. K. Wren at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. This article about an American science fiction writer is a stub.

The Medusa Pool (1999). A Gift Upon the Shore (1990). The Shadow of Light (not yet published). RIP, science fiction author MK Wren.

Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor. Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins. Neely Jones, the only African-American member of the Taft County police force, has been elected sheriff on a write-in ballot.

Book cover illustration for Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, NYC. Art director: Sarah Delson/Delsonics. Realistic image in watercolor, colored pencil and gouache of a Black woman in a police uniform, a dead body floating face down in water, and orchids. Keywords: Figurative, Mixed Media, Realism, Floral, Book Covers, Mystery, People, Portrait, Feminine, Ethnic.

NEELY JONES The Medusa Pool. Wren Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor. Book pak, Recorded Books, 2003. Neeley Jones is a newly elected sheriff confronting the Oregon version of a good old boys' network of racism and cross-burnings. Narrator Myra Lucretia Taylor keeps listeners wondering how much more this sheriff will be forced to endure. She provides a range of voices, in particular for the skinheads, who sound like they don't know enough to come in out of the rain.

Election day in Wesport, on the magnificent Oregon coast, changes everything for Deputy Cornelia Faith Jones, the only woman and the only African American in the Taft County Sheriff's Office. As a result of a write-in campaign that Neely did not encourage, she is elected Sheriff --a job she did not want.

Neely accepts, however, when Jan Koto's body is found submerged in the jellyfish display tank in the Oceanographic Center. The victim is marine biologist Jan Koto and Neely's lover.

Grief and rage drive Neely to find Jan's killer, and she learns the hard way that small towns are not exempt from racism, rape, violence, and murder --and greed. When ex-sheriff Giff Wills is also murdered, Neely discovers she is dealing with a wide-ranging conspiracy.


Captain America
Good book by a great author. M K Wren writes a good story about the Oregon coast towns with lots of good descriptions of people.
Ttyr
I liked this book. I think Neely Jones is a very likable new mystery heroine with lots of promise. However, I did find the author's use of racial slurs to be over the top. Don't get me wrong. Racism is alive and well in America. But, as an African-American, I can honestly say that I've experienced less blantant racism during my entire life than Neely experiences in just one page! I hope MK Wren can tone that down in the next book. I look forward to reading about Neely's further adventures.
Akta
African American Neely Jones leaves her San Francisco police officer job to accept a deputy position in the sheriff's office of Taft County, Oregon. She moves because her significant other Jan Kato works at the nearby Westport Oceanographic Center. However, the white male department refuses to take seriously their new black female token. To them she is a double token to satisfy blacks and females. Her lowly situation changes when she unseats the present sheriff, Gill Willis, in a write-in campaign. Surprisingly, Neely did not run for office nor wants the job. However, an irate Gill immediately quits to protest Neely's election.

When she takes office, Neely learns that Gill was on the take as someone left an envelope filled with money for him. She receives anonymous calls warning her of the consequences if she fails to resign. She ignores the threats until Jan is found dead in a pool of jellyfish. She deeply grieves her loss even as she feels guilty by not acting on the personal threats. Still, a determined Neely plans to uncover the identity of the killer regardless of whether she obtains any cooperation from her own staff.

M.K. Wren,s new series is a twenty-four karat winner that reads more like a suspense thriller than a police procedural. Readers see bigotry operate in a de facto open manner as well as hidden in the shadows. The heroine is a strong person who bends but becomes more powerful as she refuses to allow narrow minded individuals to stop her from accomplishing her job. NEELY JONES: THE MEDUSA POOL is book one of what appears to be a dynamic series that looks like it's heading for a wonderfully long run.

Harriet Klausner
Nuadora
I didn't want to put the book down. "Neely Jones" captured me from the beginning & held me all the way through. Neely is a strong & determined sista who puts up with too much stuff & still handles it with grace & dignity. This is a read thats wellworth purchasing.