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Dead Folks' Blues (Harry James Denton #1)

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EDGAR AWARD WINNER--Best Paperback Original Mystery 1993.
When Rachel Fletcher, an old college flame, enters Harry James Denton's office needing his private detecting services, he'd rather not. But he prefers money to poverty, and agrees to find out what kind of dangerous business her husband is mixed up in. Conrad Fletcher is a rich surgeon with a lot of enemies. He also o
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ebook, 272 pages
Published December 22nd 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published November 23rd 1992)
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Beth
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nashville
Enjoyable, light read about a detective, just starting out in the game, who is contacted by an ex-girlfriend who is concerned about threats made to her husband.
Nothing too mind-bending and you feel like giving Harry a boot up the bottom to wake him up, but an amusing enough read.
Lorrie
Jun 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has lived in Nashville
Very enjoyable murder mystery set in Nashville. Quick read and interesting local flavor. If you have ever lived in Nashville you'll understand the references to local traffic, allergies, and the ever-present fear of getting T-boned while driving in East Nashville.
Tom
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good - first in a series, some effort goes into setting the scene, placing the detective in his world.
Charles
Decent story---the detective is evolving.
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Steven Womack began his first novel when he was eighteen-years-old. A short eighteen years later, he finally sold one. His first published novel, MURPHY'S FAULT, was the only debut mystery on the 1990 New York Times Notable Book List. Since then, he has published ten more novels, winning an Edgar Award for DEAD FOLKS' BLUES and a Shamus Award for MURDER MANUAL. His latest novel, written in collabo ...more
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