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The Cheerio Killings (Lupe Garcia #1)

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In this surprising, uncompromising first novel, "cowboy" cop Lupe Garcia (with a rep for violence and no regard for the proper channels) investigates the throat-slashing murders of several women in the Detroit area. Under pressure to make an arrest, Garcia pegs guitar-playing redneck Lamont Yarborough as the killer, for a variety of insufficient reaso
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Hardcover, 252 pages
Published September 1989 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1989)
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THE CHEERIOS KILLINGS (Police Procedural-Detroit, MI-Cont) – Okay
Allyn, Doug – 1st in Lupe Garcia series
Thomas Dunne, 1989- Hardcover
Detective Lupe Garcia is investigating the brutal murders of four, seemingly unrelated, women. The only link is they each had their throat cut and each is wearing cowboy boots, including a nun. In Garcia’s sights is an ex-con who did his time after murdering his wife, recently lost his son to drowning and plays guitar in a country-western band.
*** To me, Doug Ally
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Doug Allyn is the author of two previous novels, Motown Underground and The Cheerio Killings, featuring a Detroit police detective as well as the first Mitch Mitchell mystery, Icewater Mansions. A number of his short stories have won national awards, including the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. His "day job" is a night one; Allyn is a professional musician who travels with his wife, Eve, s ...more
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