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Dead Boyfriends (Mac McKenzie #4)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  187 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Right up until they put him in jail,McKenzie thought the cops were kidding. After all, he did them a favor by stopping a rookie cop from roughing up a distraught woman at amurder scene. But the next thing Mac knows he’s in jail, missing an important date with his girlfriend and reliving nightmares he thought he’d finally left behind – and he’s vowing payback for all of it. ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books
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Anna Marie
Mac is trying to buy some antique furniture when he gets lost. All of the sudden, a woman runs screaming out of a house towards Mac's car, shouting that her boyfriend is dead. Of all the luck, only Mac can run into a murder mystery without even trying.

This time, Mac's favor is even less voluntary than previously, but he feels sorry for the woman accused of her boyfriend's murder and agrees to help her lawyer find out the truth.

If you like mysteries with twists and turns, then you will enjoy thi
DEAD BOYFRIENDS (Unlicensed Investigator, Rushmore McKenzie, Twin Cities, MN, Cont) – G+
Housewright, David – 5th in series
St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312348304
First Sentence: The dream came back to haunt me the night they threw me in jail.
*** Former policeman Rushmore McKenzie is retired, wealthy and does favors for people. Merodie Davies has problems with alcohol and men, particularly the one who has been dead for several days upstairs. When she finds him and runs scre
An interesting book by a local author; I will be reading more. This book was in the Rushmore McKenzie series. I will go back to the beginning and start reading the first two books. I probably would have rated it 3 1/2 stars but I rounded up since its an local author. Always fun to read about the Twin Cities. :)
I keep reading David Housewright because he's a Minnesota author and I like to support the home team, and also because I keep hoping he'll write another book that I like as much as I liked "Tin City." No luck yet.
Joe O'c
Excellent; Continuing character: Rushmore McKenzie; McKenzie stumbles into a case that contains a couple lethal females, along with crooked politicians, while trying to win back his girlfriend
Great mystery read. Local geography made it more interesting also. St. Paul, Anoka, Coon Rapids MN, even Elk River where I live.
Al Stoess
Dec 22, 2012 Al Stoess rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Housewright fans. Mystery fans.
Not his best. Interesting. I enjoy his writings about St.Paul and Minneapolis and environs.

Reread - finished on 12/21/12
Steven Farmer
Great book David. Going onward to Highway 61.
Betsy Osborn
# 4 Mac McKenzie
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A reformed newspaper reporter and ad man, Housewright's book "Penance" (Foul Play Press) earned the 1996 Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was nominated for a Shamus in the same category by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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