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The Serpent's Tongue (A Dick Hardesty Mystery #15)

4.61  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Dick Hardesty is hired to look into threats against former priest Dan Stabile, possibly from someone whose confession Dan heard while still in the priesthood, it's just another case. Then, on a stormy Sunday, on a rain-slick road, Dan is killed, Dick's partner Jonathan is severely injured, and suddenly, it's personal. Was the accident really an accident...or murder? ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published February 1st 2014 by Zumaya Boundless (first published July 1st 2013)
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Vastine Bondurant
May 09, 2014 Vastine Bondurant rated it it was amazing
Dorien Grey, if you know him at all, is one of the only authors I've read who---when you read his prose---it's as though you're talking to...well...Dorien Grey. Directly. The idea that we live through our characters is very true with Mr. Grey's stories. It's as though, any character he writes, he himself seems to play the part. I like that! Maybe it's this feeling of role playing---literally---that gives the stories such a personal walking-side-by-side feeling.

This was my first Dick Hardesty mys
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This book is a part of a series and can be read as a stand-alone but really is best read in order. Dick is asked to look into some threats against former priest Dan and just as Dick is to question Dan, Dan dies when the car he is a passenger in crashes… was it an accident or murder? As Dick pieces together the limited clues he worries about Jonathan, his partner, who was severely injured in the same crash. When Jonathon and Joshua begin to recei
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Sharon Cox
Nov 20, 2014 Sharon Cox rated it it was amazing
I finally received my copy of this book and I read it in under a day. I love the Dick Hardesty books by Dorien Grey and this latest adventure was a top addition to the series. As always there is a good mystery with plenty of clues as to who is responsible but I was still guessing until the closing stages of the book.
All of Mr Grey's books are well written and an absolute pleasure to read. I've been following this series for years and every new book has been a brilliant addition.
I guess that thes
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James
Oct 19, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
Dick, Jonathan and Joshua have settled into a comfortable, reliable routine cocooned in an environment of love. This will prove to be of more benefit to them than they ever could have possibly imagined.

The stickler that Dick finds himself trying to unravel this time has stricken so close to home that he chides himself for not seeing what he deems to have been the obvious. But we all know that, if nothing else, Dick is relentless in his determination to make things right.

With a few minor cases in
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Cheryl
Jul 26, 2015 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
If you are a mystery reader and you haven't read this series, you are really missing out. I ended up having to purchase paperbacks through variuos sources like thriftbooks.com and goodwill. But they were so worth the wait.
Angel Pedroza
Jun 02, 2014 Angel Pedroza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read everything by Dorien Grey including books from his Dick Hardesty series. I thought this was a good book but one of his weaker efforts. Still a very good read.
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