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A Beer at a Bawdy House

(Wild Onion Ltd. #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The first book in Walker's Wild Onion series, A Ticket to Die For, has collected rave reviews for its rich plotting, intense characters, and breathtaking suspense. Now in the second installment, the husband-and-wife investigative team is hired by Chicago Bishop Peter Keegan to look into disturbing messages he's received threatening to reveal a dark secret in his past. Kirs ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by Minotaur Books
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Jul 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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A Beer at a Bawdy House by David J. Walker
Bishop Peter Keegan has a problem. Someone has been following and threatening him. He suspects his brother and asks Kirsten and Dugan of the Wild Onion Detective Agency for help. The Bishop’s brother, a powerful police officer, was responsible for ending the career of Kirsten’s father. She knows how Chief Walter Keegan works and it frightens her, but she takes the case.
Why would anyone threaten a Bishop and how far will his brother go to get what he wan
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Nice Chicago mystery, filled with streets, shops and the local politics - it all rings true. The author is a former priest, now a lawyer and both feature largely in the narrative. The priest is a kindly, well meaning passive aggressive versed in the church. He's the one that stopped for a beer at a bawdy house, an act that has both haunted him and come back to haunt him years later. The investigator - attorney duo is a nice character team - they're Wild Onion Ltd, effective in both action and di ...more
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Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute little mystery with appealing main characters. Maybe a little too one dimensional, she's beautiful, he's handsome, their enforcer is rough and ready. The Bishop was more realistic as were the bad guys but this is no mind stretcher. Just for fun. ...more
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A mystery set in Chicago, in which a bishop finds himself blackmailed for having once stopped for a beer in a Canadian bawdy house and getting caught in a raid. The book has its merits, but I never really got caught up in it; not sure whether it just wasn't that good or I wasn't really in the mood for it. ...more
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DAVID J. WALKER has written twelve published mystery/suspense novels, and one novella. His most recent book is Company Orders, a 2012 release. This is a stand-alone thriller in which the hero is--of all things--a priest.

David is the author of two private eye series, the "Mal Foley" series, and the “Wild Onion, Ltd.” series. The Wild Onion books feature a wife/husband private eye team, and are set

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Wild Onion Ltd. (6 books)
  • A Ticket to Die For
  • The End of Emerald Woods (Wild Onion Ltd., #3)
  • All the Dead Fathers (Wild Onion Ltd., #4)
  • Too Many Clients
  • The Towman's Daughters

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