The strange death of Father Candy
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- ISBN: 9780312566333 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0312566336 (hbk.)
vii, 275 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
|General Note:||"A Thomas Dunne book."
"A Suspense novel"--Jacket.
|Summary, etc.:||Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti has been long estranged from his family. His late parents were close to the ruling mob clan in Youngstown, his sister was a bad-tempered and dissatisfied nag, and his middle brother was a corruptible police lieutenant. But in 1985, their oldest brother, Richard Candiotti- beloved by every Italian Catholic in Youngstown as "Father Candy"- dies, and Dominick returns home for the funeral. Dominick is greatly disturbed by Richard's death, which has been ruled a suicide. Dissatisfied with this answer, he sets out to find the truth, revealing secrets and coming face-to-face with brutality and violence.--From front jacket flap.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #1
*Starred Review* Father Richard Candiotti seemed to be loved by the entire Catholic community in Akron, Ohio, including both of the Mob families that control of the city. With the city still reeling from the loss of the steel industry and the growth of gambling, drugs, and prostitution, maybe Father Candy killed himself because he despaired for his congregation. His youngest brother, Dominick ("Nick"), a Vietnam vet, isn't buying the suicide ruling. In a Mob town, Nick can't even trust his older brother Alfonso, a police lieutenant. Nick left Akron in his rearview mirror when he joined the service, but when he returns to town, his questions fall on deaf ears. Within a couple days of his brother's funeral, Nick is feeling pressure from both Mob families and the cops to leave well enough alone. He doesn't listen. Vietnam and the dark arts he employed there immunized him from the threats of chubby mobsters and lazy cops. Roberts, veteran author of the acclaimed Milan Jacovich series, places Nick in a nightmare version of his childhood world and asks him to salvage the memory of his beloved brother. Roberts has produced an impressive body of work, but this is perhaps the best writing he has ever done. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
Les Roberts won the initial PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition and is the author of the Milan Jacovich mystery series. He is a winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature and the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. Roberts lives in Ohio.
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