Death of a Hired Man (Mel Pickett, #2)
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Death of a Hired Man (Mel Pickett #2)

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Eric Wright, author of the highly acclaimed Charlie Salter novels, introduced readers to Mel Pickett in Buried in Stone when Pickett helped the police solve a bake-shop murder. In his newest adventure, Mel Pickett, a retired police officer from Toronto, once again becomes involved in police work when a body is discovered in the cabin that he owns.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 9th 2001 by Minotaur Books
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Susan
Retired policeman Mel Pickett is letting farm laborer Norbert Thompson use his log cabin for the winter. When Thompson is found dead, Pickett wonders if some criminal is after him--the men are similar in age and build. And certainly Thompson seems to have lead an inoffensive life. Pickett is also getting used to his new wife, and dealing with the English granddaughter who recently discovered him. Then the police get two confessions to the killing--from two different people, with two different mo...more
Karen
This was a good book. It started out slow, in my opinion, but was a great book all and all, especially the ending.
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I think this book is a good small town mystery that makes you think and try to find out who the killer was.
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Eric Wright was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He is the award-winning author of seventeen crime novels, including his first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the Crime Writer's Association's John Creasey Award, and the City of Toronto Book Award. His memoir, Always Give a Penny to a Blind Man, about growing up poor...more
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