Practice to Deceive - A Holland Taylor Mystery

David Housewright

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Synopsis: The brash and resourceful private investigator Holland Taylor takes on an unpromising embezzlement case: an elderly woman has been cheated out of her life savings. But when Taylor tracks down the unscrupulous businessman who handled her investments, he finds that Mrs. Gustafson's financial ruin is only one strand in a spider's web of fraud and intrigue. Millions of dollars are at stake, as well as the reputations of the most powerful people in the Twin Cities. With the help of his elegant attorney lady love and an eccentric computer-genius friend, Taylor starts probing under cover into Field's activities. The game quickly becomes serious when Field is found shot to death and Taylor is suspected of the crime. As a hired killer pursues him, Taylor races to put the last pieces of the puzzle together, find the money, and catch the people who are willing to do anything to stop him.

Review: At first, reading about Holland Taylor might seem like déjà vu. He's a former cop turned private detective; he has an African American associate who covers his back, a high-level friend on the police force, and a smart lady who tries to keep him on the straight path. He also practices martial arts, brews exotic coffee, and favors a special brand of local beer. But author David Housewright isn't doing a Spenser rip-off; he's just having fun telling a good story while ringing a few changes on Robert Parker. Taylor works out of Minnesota's Twin Cities, a long way from Spenser's Boston, and Housewright's plot is as open-faced as his genial homage. Asked by his father to help an 85-year-old neighbor recover the life savings stolen from her by an oily investment counselor, Taylor uses a cross-dressing computer genius to harass the swindler. Things quickly turn nasty and lots of shots are fired--some are deadly. Housewright's Edgar Award-winning first book about Taylor, Penance, is available in paperback.

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