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Octopus Alibi: An Alex Rutledge Mystery (An Alex Rutledge Mystery #4)

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The murder of a long-missing woman, the death of a mentor, and the suicide of Key West's mayor are revealed on a warm April day. Alex Rutledge, a freelance photographer with ties to city and county law enforcement, first must help friend Sam Wheeler identify a body in Ft. Lauderdale. Hours later, in Key West, Rutledge documents the mayor's demise. He also is forced to conf ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published June 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks/Minotaur (first published 2003)
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Craig Pittman
This is the first of Tom Corcoran's novels about Key West photographer Alex Rutledge that I've ever read, and I came away both impressed and a little frustrated.


I was impressed, most of all, with his sense of place. Corcoran finds so many ways, both big and small, to make the reader really feel what it's like to live in the Florida Keys, connected to the mainland by nothing but the thin thread of a highway on a series of bridges. I was impressed as well by his skill at drawing believable charac
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Sue
Reading this book set in Key West while here in Key West was really neat - it made the story come alive in a way that I don't normally get. After a few days walking around the island and biking on the streets, the details that Corcoran weaves through the book were like little secrets he was letting me in on.
On the mystery itself, although it got a little confusing in the middle with three different crimes to work through, the ending was well-done and I couldn't put it down near the end, always a
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