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The Devil's Hearth: A Fever Devilin Mystery

DePoy, Phillip

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ISBN 10: 0312284853 / ISBN 13: 9780312284855
Published by Minotaur Books January 2003, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Devil's Hearth: A Fever Devilin Mystery

Publisher: Minotaur Books January 2003

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Fever Devilin is a folklorist and a very recent ex-academic who has decided to return to his family home in the Georgia Appalachians. But his homecoming isn't quite what he expected---he arrives at the home he once shared with his now-deceased parents to find a corpse on his front porch, evidence that someone has been living in the house without his knowledge, and someone in the woods around the house taking shots at him with a rifle. Simply put, it could be better.

Instead it gets worse---especially when Fever finds out that the corpse is that of a half-brother whom he never knew existed. This discovery leads him to think that the actual intended target of the murderer might well have been Fever himself. As he probes the mystery in this tight-knit and often closed-mouthed community, home to many of his best and worst memories, it quickly becomes ovious that there are some of the town's secrets are deadlier than others. And the answers to his questions---about the murder and about Fever's own past---are

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Praise for Phillip DePoy and The Devil's Hearth

"Phillip DePoy is a born storyteller. To read The Devil's Hearth is to be inside an Applachian folktale as it unfolds, hearing the sounds and rhythms, seeking the glorious colors, and sniffing the irresistible aromas of home cooking in the Georgia hills."---S. J. Rozan, author of Winter and Night

"DePoy skillfully lays out the complex story line, creating intrigue with Flap's approach to sleuthing...and his often humorous underworld characters."---Publishers Weekly on Easy

"Clearly one of the most entertaining regional mysteries on the market today."--- Bookbrowser on Too Easy

"A series that accomplishes the tricky task of being satisfyingly different. Flap is a good storyteller, funny and witty."---Mystery News on Easy

"Magical."---Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Easy

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