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So Like Sleep (John Francis Cuddy #3)

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Cuddy attempts to exonerate a boy who confessed to murder under hypnosisWilliam Daniels nearly didn’t make it to college. A black student raised in one of Boston’s roughest suburbs, he once barely skirted time in juvenile hall for gang activities. Pressure from his mother convinced William to straighten out, and he went on to study at a prestigious university. Years after ...more
ebook, 252 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Road (first published 1987)
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Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like mysteries that pose extraordinary problems for a detective, then jump on Jeremiah Healy’s SO LIKE SLEEP, a tale that has Boston PI John Cuddy trying to exonerate a poor black kid with a genius IQ from a murder charge.

William Daniels, college kid but poor and black, admits to killing his white girlfriend under hypnosis. He is part of an experimental psych group that meets under the guidance of a psychologist and hypnotist and one session he comes in late distraught and begins confessi
Brian O'Leary
decent, but not great
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
John Cuddy gets asked by a friend to look into what appears to be an open-and-shut case -- a young impoverished black man tries to get ahead at university, dates a white co-ed, and then after she turns up dead, he confesses to the crime while holding the murder weapon. Everyone thinks he's guilty, including him. But Cuddy finds a strange group of people involved -- a whacked psychiatrist with strange ideas, an elderly fitness nut, a sports fan, seductive patients, and asundry lov
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it
This series continues to improve. This book, the third, is a step up from The Staked Goat, the previous one.

Cuddy is asked by a friend to help clear a young man of murdering his girlfriend.

One thing I especially like about Healy's protagonist is that Cuddy comes across as tough without having constantly proving it through fights and shootouts.

My one regret is that I wasn't aware of this series thirty years ago when it first hit the market. But a good book is a good read, whether it's a week afte
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
While I do enjoy reading Jermiah Healy and this series with John Cuddy with it's back-streets of Boston background, I thought this particular book was a bit of a let down primarily due to a lack of pluasibility.

Despite my inability to "buy into" this one, if you enjoy good mystery writers, I think you will find something to like here.
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Jeremiah Healy was the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and the author of several legal thrillers. A former sheriff's officer and military police captain, Healy was also a graduate of Rutgers College and the Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston before teaching for eighteen years at the New England School of Law. His first novel, BLUNT DARTS, w
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