DISMAL MOUNTAIN.

Billheimer, John.

ISBN 10: 0312185650 / ISBN 13: 9780312185657
Published by New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The third mystery featuring transportation expert and reluctant sleuth Owen Allison, set in his home state of West Virginia. SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 53445

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Title: DISMAL MOUNTAIN.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This exceptional first mystery combines humor and menace in Contrary, West Virginia

When a colleague dies on assignment, Federal Department of Transportation inspector Owen Allison is assigned to finish the job: investigating a scare that centers on the bus system in a small coal-mining town. The wisecracking townspeople are a welcome change from the bureaucrats back in Washington -- until the local gadfly is killed on a back road, and Owen becomes a suspect and a target in a place where smiles can hide deadly secrets.

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Not much happens in Contrary, West Virginia--a sleepy town with failing coal mines, a few old moonshine stills, and an urgent need for revenue. A federal grant for a nonexistent bus system seemed just the ticket . . . if only the government auditor, sent to look things over, hadn't drunk too much white lightning. And ended up dead.

Now his successor, Owen Allison, has come down from D.C. to check out the situation. Disgruntled with his life inside the Beltway, Owen is willing to give Contrary's officials the benefit of the doubt--and himself some time to romance Mary Beth, the alluring town controller. He soon feels like seventeen different kinds of fool. Because something has long been fermenting in Contrary besides corn mash. Another body has been found. And Owen may be next . . . unless he uncovers the big secrets hidden in the hearts of a small Appalachian town.

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