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Dearly Departed (Holland Taylor #3)

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From an Edgar Award–winning author: “An enjoyable mystery with a corker of an ending” featuring a Minnesota cop-turned-PI (Booklist).
 The woman’s words send an icy chill through Minneapolis private investigator Holland Taylor: “If you are listening to this now,” she says, “it is because I am dead.” Speaking calmly, Alison Emerton explains that if she is missing, it is bec
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ebook, 278 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published January 1st 1999)
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Donna Siebold
Alison Emerton is missing and Holland has been hired to find her. Hired by one of the sleaziest people Holland knows. It is a pleasure to take Truman's money.

When he begins the search Holland thinks Alison is a victim as he gets involved in the case he learns differently.

Is she dead or not? He thinks not and sets out to prove it. She gets shot and ends up in a coma. The doctors tell him she has died, a funeral takes place and Truman wants to exhume her body to prove it is Alison. Holland doesn't
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LJ
DEARLY DEPARTED (Private Investigator-Minnesota-Cont) – VG
Housewright, David – 3rd in series
Foul Play Press, 1999- Hardcover
P.I. Holland Taylor truly dislikes attorney Hunter Truman. But he can't ignore the tape recording Truman plays which begins "If you are listening to this now, it is because I am dead." Truman hires Taylor to find Ailson Emerton who disappeared from her home without a trace. Is she dead, kidnapped or did she leave on her own?
*** Housewright is a very recent addition to my c
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S. Sheil
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Especially enjoyable if you're familiar with Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Joe O'Connor
Very Good; Continuing character: Holland Taylor; a lawyer hires Taylor to find a woman who may be dead or gone missing on purpose
Christa
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
all I really want is for Mr. Housewright to write faster, please?
Pete731
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written good example of it's genre. Enjoyable read, will be getting the third one.
Al Stoess
Good. I've read Housewright before and his Holland Taylor novels. This was well done. Maybe I should rate it higher. A good year.
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A reformed newspaper reporter and ad man, Housewright's book "Penance" (Foul Play Press) earned the 1996 Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was nominated for a Shamus in the same category by the Private Eye Writers of America.

"Practice to Deceive" won the 1998 Minnesota Book Award (it is currently being developed as a feature film) and "Jelly's Gold" won the s
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