Retired reporter extraordinaire Truman Kicklighter goes back into action when one of his oldest friends is accused of murder, an investigation that leads to a dangerous confrontation with a ruthless gang of gamblers that threatens his own life. Reprint.
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Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling THE FIXER UPPER, DEEP DISH, SAVANNAH BREEZE and BLUE CHRISTMAS, as well as HISSY FIT, LITTLE BITTY LIES and SAVANNAH BLUES. A former reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her "real" name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck.From Publishers Weekly:
The author of the mysteries starring Southern cleaning service owner Callahan Garrity stumbles with this series launch introducing Truman Kicklighter, widower and former AP reporter living in the Fountain of Youth Residence Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. Truman has lots on his plate here as a bogus evangelist announces plans to take over the hotel and evict the retirees who don't buy their apartments. Then his best friend, a man whose decline into Alzheimer's is appallingly speedy, is accused of killing a young woman tout at the dog track. Aided by a feisty young Fountain of Youth waitress named Jackleen, Truman tries to uncover the evangelist's scam and find the tout's murderer. The latter effort, centering around the missing computer disk with the murder victim's new betting program, takes him up against the evangelist's brassy, ambitious secretary, a couple of low-life thugs for hire and a representative of organized crime. Trocheck's cast is depicted in broad strokes, their pluck and gameness colored with a patronizing wash. This one's a disappointment in both scattershot plotting and primary-color characterization.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061093610
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 61093610
Book Description HarperTorch, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061093610