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Town constable Hector Bellevance is an ex-big-city cop who unearths an unexpectedly dark underbelly of Northern Vermont while pursuing a murder investigation. Determined to get at the truth, he is surprised to find locally produced drugs and porno movies, high-stakes development, and other less than bucolic practices in a town he thought he knew.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 13th 2001 by Harmony
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Kari
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This book wasn’t a hard read. Easy to follow and grasp. The suspense leading up to the conclusion of the story kept me reading. However, it felt like it was wrapped up too quick. There could have been more story to tell. Not a bad read. Good for road trip, the beach or just hanging out.
Grace (Cunningham) Bosco
Interesting read based on a true story of an unsolved Vermont cold-blooded murder! The focus of the story shifted away from the murder and I found myself less than interested in the plot twist, but nonetheless, the writing held my attention.
Jess Van Dyne-Evans
This was good, but the author flip-flops on the main character mercilessly - He's either a small-town laid-back law-man, OR a big-city hard-nosed cop, it can't be both.

That said, the story itself was interesting, peopled with oddballs and really pretty scenery.
Amelia
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
Story never pulled me in, & the writer has a weird obsession with female body hair. ...more
Susan
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-vermont
When burned-out policeman Hector Bellevance returns to his mother's Vermont farm, he just wants a quiet life, but accepts the job of town Constable, which shouldn't involve him in much beyond traffic control. When his half-brother becomes the main suspect in a double murder case, Hector is forced to brush up his investigative skills and find out what's going on in this small portion of Vermont.
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I am a freelance writer of novels, essays, and screenplays and a teacher of writing and contemporary literature. I live in the hills of northern Vermont.

I earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of California at Irvine and an AB in English Composition from Syracuse University. I have been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University, and I've been awarded grants for my fiction b
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