ORION RISING: An Owen Keane Mystery.

Faherty, Terence.

ISBN 10: 0312203519 / ISBN 13: 9780312203511
Published by New York: St Martin's, (2001) dj, 2001
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The seventh Owen Keane mystery by this award winning author - "In the spring of 1969, a young nurse is raped and brutally beaten in a quiet suburb of Boston called Cleveland Circle. Twenty-six years later, a ne'er-do-well Boston accountant, James Courtney Murray, is murdered and a yellowed newspaper clipping describing the old rape is left on his body. The latest DNA-testing techniques confirm his killer's charge: Murray was the Cleveland Circle rapist. Enter Owen Keane, failed seminarian and compulsive solver of mysteries. Keane was a college classmate of Murray's and a fellow suspect in the Cleveland Circle attack. He sets out to clear his friend and find his murderer, driven by his own guilty knowledge of the 1969 crime." SIGNED on the title page. 250 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Dust jacketsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 67688

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Title: ORION RISING: An Owen Keane Mystery.

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

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Twenty-six years after the brutal rape of a Boston nurse, the DNA of James Murray, a recently murdered man, proves he was the rapist, leading Owen Keane, his college classmate, to try to clear Murray's name and solve his murder.

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The seventh in a series of moody, thoughtful and doggedly low-key mysteries finds amateur crime solver Owen Keene dealing with a puzzle from his past. The intellectually astute, if career-impaired, Keene was a college kid in Boston at the end of the 1960s. Now it's 1995, and his old college chum James Courtney Murray is an apparent murder victim. Murray was the prime suspect in the 1969 rape of Francine Knaff, a local nurse. Recent DNA tests point to Murray's guiltAbut Keene was also a suspect in the rape, as was fellow collegian Harry Ohlman. Continual flashbacks detail Keene's college romance with Mary Fitzgerald, the girl Ohlman eventually won, rather than developing Murray's character, which remains enigmatic to the end. Keene has a lot of guilt to work through in this novel, and the narrative takes its sweet time getting to a resolution. Throughout, Faherty stresses characterization over mayhem. The identity of Murray's killer isn't a major revelation, but Faherty packs a lot of supplemental detail into the explanation of the crimeAjust the kind of emotional detritus that Owen Keene has made a career (of sorts) out of wallowing in. (July)
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