The seventh book in the Claire Watkins mystery series. Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is faced with a difficult case when a friend of the family is suspected of killing his wife. Her investigation puts a great stress on her relationship with her husband. Things are further strained when the suspect attempts suicide, solidifying his guilt in Claire's mind. But what if she's wrong?
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Award-winning poet and mystery writer Mary Logue was born and raised in Minnesota. Her most recent books are Maiden Rock,her eighth crime novel; Skullduggery, the second in the Bloodwater mystery series with Pete Hautman; and Meticulous Attachment, her third book of poems. Her most recent awards include: Snatched, the first book in the Bloodwater series, nominated for an Edgar Award; Meticulous Attachment, awarded honorable mention by the Midwest Booksellers Association; and Dark Coulee won a Minnesota Book Award. She has also published a young adult novel, Dancing with an Alien, with HarperCollins. Her non-fiction books include a biography of her grandmother, Halfway Home, and a book on Minnesota courthouses, both published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She has been an editor at the Village Voice, Simon & Schuster, Graywolf Press, Mid-List Press, and The Creative Company and has had articles published in the Village Voice, the New York Times and the Hungry Mind Review. She has taught for many years at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, and Hamline University in St. Paul. She lives with writer Pete Hautman in Minnesota and Wisconsin.From Publishers Weekly:
In Logue's disturbing seventh mystery to feature Wisconsin deputy sheriff Claire Watkins (after 2007's Maiden Rock), Claire's live-in boyfriend, Rich Haggard, gets a frantic, middle-of-the-night call from an old friend, Chet Baldwin. Rich rushes to Chet's house to find Chet lying in bed next to the body of his wife, Anne, who's been shot in the forehead. When Claire arrives at the scene soon after, Chet gets up and drops the handgun he's been cradling. Rich resents the strictly official posture Claire adopts, and their relationship deteriorates further after Claire conceals the fact that Chet attempts suicide while in her custody. Meanwhile, Claire's protégé on the force, Amy Schroeder, looks into the murder of a stranger found floating in the Mississippi River, a case that, predictably, ends up connected with the Baldwin case. Readers who care more about intelligent depictions of passionate emotions than the details of police work will be most satisfied. (Dec.)
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Book Description Bleak House Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111606480073