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McMansion: A Ben Abbott Mystery (Ben Abbott Mysteries #4)

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Even the cozy New England town of Newbury, onnecticut, is not immune to the relentless spread of McMansions carpeting the countryside. Ben Abbott, realtor and private detective, is so incensed that he refuses to sell them. That Ben is not the only citizen of Newbury who is provoked by over-sized, ugly, wasteful houses becomes apparent when the corpse of Billy Tiller, Newbu ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by Poisoned Pen Press
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Carl Brookins
Aug 03, 2015 Carl Brookins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Justin Scott has written over a dozen mysteries, thrillers and adventure novels under several names, taut, exemplary stories that illuminate and explore many of our social concerns. They are good stories, well-written with drive and panache. This is another, peopled with interesting characters, a serious underpinning, and enough crime and mystery to satisfy the most enthusiastic crime fiction reader.

Ben Abbott is a sometime private investigator, sometime real estate agent, and a full time commen
McMANSIONS (PI-Connecticut-Cont) – VG
Scott, Justin – 4th in series
Poisoned Pen Press, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 1-59058-063X
*** Ben Abbot is a realtor and private investigator in Newbury, Connecticut, a town whose history dates back to the Colonies. Billy Tiller was a developer and the nightmare of every preservationist. His only concern was making as much money as possible in any way he could and the number of those who hated him is impressive. Billy’s body was found crushed under a D4 Bulldoze
Jan 07, 2008 Joe rated it liked it
I'm not a big fan of mysteries in general, but the Ben Abbott series by Justin Scott is clearly, lovingly, set in my hometown of Newtown, CT. It's a treat spotting details that only other Newtowners would know. In this book, my favorite was the lady who dresses as a Polish peasant.
Jul 08, 2008 Heidi rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this and solving the mystery as I went along.
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Shelves: mystery
Fun mystery with reasonable plot. Some of the details seemed off.
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