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|Crookston Public Library||M FRE (Text)||33500012013272||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781780105895 (e-book)
- ISBN: 1847515436 (trade pbk.)
- ISBN: 9781847515438 (trade pbk.)
- ISBN: 0727884352 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9780727884350 (hbk.)
280 pages ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2014.
|Summary, etc.:||The new mayor of a small town in Illinois unearths a series of devastating secrets when he re-opens a 30-year-old murder investigation 17-year-old Betty Jo Dean was abducted and murdered thirty years ago. It took two days to find her body. She was found, fully dressed apart from her slacks, beneath a gnarled, stunted tree, shot in the back of the head. No one was ever charged with her murder. Now, following an appeal from one of his constituents, Mayor Mac Bassett has called for the case to be re-opened. But when the body is exhumed, it is revealed that the skull, found loose in the coffin, does not belong to Betty Jo. If Mac could discover why Betty Jo's head was taken, he would be one step closer to finding out who killed her. But no one in the small town of Grand Point is talking. Sheriffs, doctors, medical examiners: everyone seems to be warning Mac off. And then people start dying.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #1
Fredrickson has created this powerful novel by freshening up genre standbys. First is the murder that surfaces years after everyone thought the case was buried with the victim. Then there are the old boys who were around then and turn strange when anyone starts asking questions. And we have the hero, someone with personal and professional problems that he must solve at the same time as he resurrects the cold case. For reasons we can't suss out until the last few pages, small-town mayor Mac Bassett slights his failing restaurant to obsess over the killing of a high-school girl three decades ago. He learns that a reporter who covered the story was driven mad, a newspaper intern was killed in a suspicious car crash, and a bartender who heard too much drowned. The body count starts up again when the questions do. Fredrickson enriches his story by peopling it with sassy charactersâeven the jerks are people, not types. The revelations will not shock readers familiar with the genre. But after the ending comes another ending, this one with terrific force. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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