Wolf Pass Steve Thayer 2003

WWII-haunted deputy sheriff in 1962; warped men-women relationships; central Wisconsin

 

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Terminal Event Steve Thayer 1999

nitty-gritty police procedural; title is what the NTSB calls a plane crash; family; well-done

 

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The Singing Sands Josephine Tey 1952

Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant takes a train north to visit friends and recover from a breakdown, and there is a corpse on the train

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The Franchise Affair Josephine Tey 1948

when a teenage girl claims she was kidnapped and beaten, who would doubt her? England; respectability; romance

(Elizabeth Mackintosh pseudonym)

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Brat Farrar Josephine Tey 1949

he agrees to impersonate the heir but is not prepared for the feeling of coming home he feels; horses; England; well-done

 

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The Serpent’s Kiss Mark Terry 2007

a modern pulp fiction novel, Gas attack!  I didn’t read the first chapter or other villain’s POV, second chapter is like a prologue; not a honest mystery–but then it’s not trying to be

 

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Dirty Deeds Mark Terry 2004

it starts as simple information recovery on the church’s computer, but then televangelist asks for help about a more personal matter, and suddenly people are dying; Michigan

 

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