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MoNaS Book Club: “Scavengers” in September

August 31, 2013

Logo for Museum of Nature and ScienceJoin Southwest Reading Connections Bookclub at The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science for a discussion of Scavengers by Steven Havill  on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Southwest Reading Connections is dedicated to exploring science and life in the southwest through reading and discussing books.  Selected literature relates to the Museum’s various exhibits.  Even if you haven’t read this month’s selection, please join us.

A man’s body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, his face so smashed that identification is impossible. It’s the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will soon take Posadas County’s new undersheriff, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, into a case that has roots on both sides of the border.

With retired Sheriff Bill Gastner — now a livestock inspector for the state — still close at hand to offer unerring logic and horse sense, Reyes-Guzman attempts to identify the “Juan” Doe. Another body turns up in a shallow grave, revealing little about the killer, but more about the victims. And when a suspicious fire takes a third life, the terrible twist finally offers the break Estelle has been looking for, one that will lead her back into a harsh, merciless desert where death welcomes all.

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street on the Downtown Mall. For more information, call (575) 522-3120 or visit the website at  If accommodation for a disability is required, please contact the museum 48 hours before the event.

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