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Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva
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Jun 18, 11

bookshelves: audiobooks, mystery-thriller-suspense
Read in June, 2011

Liam Mulligan, a reporter for a money-hemorrhaging Providence newspaper, doesn't trust the strong of arsons in the old neighborhood. With nods to Hammett and others, a varied strong of characters detect, drink, somoke and write their way through this book that won the Edgar for Best First novel.

For me the action moved along briskly, always keeping my interest because I liked the people. Well, except for those I wasn't supposed to like. Enjoyed seeing some familiar names pop up (Brady Coyle, for example.) I will be looking for his next book.

I listened to the audiobook, which was superb. Jeff Woodman narrated. His New England accent was loow key, enough for the flavor but not overdone. He has a way of enhancing characters (think Danny in Chris Grabenstein's Ceepak series) that endears them to me.
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