The Sandburg Connection: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman #3)
Investigators Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson are following a history professor. She is suing a spinal surgeon for malpractice, yet what is she doing on the climbing trail up to the top of Glassy Mountain in Flat Rock, N.C. Trying to stay out of sight, Sam hears her cry out and the situation changes. He finds the woman at the bottom of an outcropping, severely injured and muttering about “The Sandburg versus.” When the autopsy shows massive paink ...more
Janice Wainwright, the woman they were following, for some reason, had changed clothes and headed off to climb a very steep hill,where, out of sight of the detectives, they heard a scream, the word “no”, and discovered her body ...more
Sam Blackman and his partner, Nakayla Robertson, have been hired by an insurance company to follow Professor Janice Wainwright, who's suing a surgeon for malpractice. The insurance company wants to catch Wainwright doing things she's not supposed to be able to do so her case can be thrown out of court. So far, the things that Sam has learned about Wainwright aren't very complimentary, and he believes that this case will be pretty open-and-shut, especial ...more
The Sandburg Connection is the third book in Mark de Castrique’s mystery series featuring Private Investigator Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla Robertson. Every mystery series needs a gimmick these days, it seems, and de Castrique’s is literary. The first book in the series, Blackman’s Coffin, involves Tom Wolfe. The second, The Fitzgerald Ruse, is about a theft from F. Scott Fitzgerald seventy years ago. The Sandburg Connection is set in and near Connema ...more
Sam and Nakayla agree to do surveillance on Janice to see if she is truly d ...more
Interesting use of American history and a great blend of fact , fiction and artistic license.
The Sandburg Connection is a light murder mystery with excellent characters and a nice steady plot that drags the interest along until the grand finale.
Although this appears to be the second book in a series featuring Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson, I had no problems in...more
It was only routine. A simple assignment for private investigator Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla Robertson. Follow a history professor who’s suing a spinal surgeon for malpractice and catch her in physical activities that undercut her claim. When the professor, Janice Wainwright, visits Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, N.C., and climbs the arduous trail to the top of Glassy Mountain, Sam believes he ...more
Janice Wainwright died in a fall from Glassy Mountain. The “fall” part is the problem. She was heard by Sam (who was tailing her at the time) to yell “NO!” as she fell. Her backpack – which Sam knew she had during her hike – was missing. Next day, a 17-yr. old with murd ...more
Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson have been hired to follow professor Janice Wainwright ...more
I did not go back to this book, because after getting into it my only motivation to finish it was to support the bookclub. Once that motivation was gone, I felt relieved that I didn't have to continue it. The book was not bad. But when there are so many books out there that I want to read, I was glad to put this book down.
just a good read-- good history thrown in.--- I have read the other two and looking forward to the new one out this summer.
I did miss the Captain in this story-- :-)
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