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Buried in Stone (Mel Pickett #1)

Wright, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0770427413 / ISBN 13: 9780770427412
Published by Doubleday Canada, Limited, 1997
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Buried in Stone (Mel Pickett #1)

Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Limited

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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A notorious womanizer Timmy Marlow had a lot of enemies. When he's found murdered, the only question for the folks of Larch River is which angry husband actually did the deed. Retired Toronto cop Mel Pickett doesn't think it's quite that simple--and that the legions of women Timmy loved and left may just be the perfect smoke screen for a killer with a much less passionate motive.

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It turns out that being 60 isn't any easier than being 16 for retired Toronto policeman Mel Pickett, who showed up in one of Wright's Charlie Salter novels, A Sensitive Case. What distinguishes Wright's crime writing is the wry sensitivity with which he explores the uncertainties that dog his older characters?that, and his sure way with a murder plot. Both these gifts are in evidence in this series launch. In the small town of Larch River, 150 miles north of Toronto, widower Mel has built his dream cabin from scratch, made a few good friends and gently romanced Charlotte Mercer, who runs the local diner. But full-fledged retirement and leisure are put on the back burner when Timmy Marlow is found dead. Timmy's only grieving relative is his sister Betty, girlfriend of the local cop. The cop hated Timmy's guts, as did the legions of women he loved and left. At the time of his death, Timmy had one stupid pal, a spotty job record and some money that belonged to Betty. Mel is often comically unsure of himself for a man of retirement age, and he occasionally manages to foul up his life in an effort to avoid embarrassment. But his cop's mind seldom lets him down, and the solution to the murder is a cunning one. Missing out on Charlie Salter is a high price for following Mel on the trail. But it's a price worth paying.
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