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The Houseboat Murders - Paul H. Wagner

The Houseboat Murders

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2006
ISBN: 9780595383405
Number Of Pages: 132

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Naked corpses are found on a rental houseboat. Theres a Hollywood connection, a drug ring connection, a crooked cop among the investigators, and a killer hiding where no one would look. It could be an unsolvable crimeuntil an alcoholic ex-deputy and his son join the huntand the hunted. Not your garden-variety detective story.Clark Kent, Daily Planet An unpredictable, compelling read for mystery fans. The inclusion of an upscale high school and its denizens provides a fresh and welcome change from the ghettos and drug dens weve come to expect.Hazings Review Grippingplausibleskillfully structuredeminently satisfying.Tinseltown Times Take a deceptive killer with a flawless plan, add one guilt-ridden has-been detective, a ruthless drug lord, a cop on the take, and some self-absorbed teenagers. You get a thoroughly entertaining, suspenseful yarn that sucks you in like a shop vac.Stephanie Plump, Criminologist An unusual detective novel blends genres and clichs to create a suspenseful, likeable story. Wagner embeds a Hardy Boys-esque teen mystery within the more complex frame of a seaside mystery a la Carl Hiaasen or John D. MacDonald, but he doesn't fully embrace either genrean unusual literary tactic that works surprisingly well. While The Houseboat Murders could have been a pass, after-school special blown out to Hollywood proportions, the odd turn of events hidden within the straightforward structure rescues it from mediocrity. A for effort, with bonus points for originality -Kirkus Discoveries

ISBN: 9780595383405
ISBN-10: 0595383408
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 23rd January 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.2

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