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In Broken Down, the death of a swing bridge operator is clearly no accident and a troubled 15-year-old boy and the aging bridge are both under suspicion for murder.

Detective Arvo Thorson is having a breakdown of his own: a drinking binge makes him all too vulnerable to his ex-wife's treacherous charms, and may put the cork in his romance with social worker Christine Ivory.
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Paperback, First, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by North Star Press of St. Cloud (first published August 22nd 2012)
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Col
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Synopsis/blurb....

In Broken Down, the death of a swing bridge operator is clearly no accident and a troubled 15-year-old boy and the aging bridge are both under suspicion for murder.

Detective Arvo Thorson is having a breakdown of his own: a drinking binge makes him all too vulnerable to his ex-wife's treacherous charms, and may put the cork in his romance with social worker Christine Ivory. Meanwhile Christine is burnt out from too many years working with Mendota County's youngest crime victims
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Melissa
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Koefod's follow up to her debut in the Arvo Thorson mystery series doesn't disappoint. It grabs your attention from the first pages where a teenage boy's daredevil antics balancing on the ridge of a bridge land him as a prime suspect for the murder of the swing bridge operator. The lovely and talented Christine Ivory is back, but so is Thorson's ex-wife making the detective's personal life sway dangerous out of control.

Between the murder and the relationships between the characters, I
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Annie
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
wonderful 4 star read
Murder in his scenic rivertown has Arvo wondering if it's him or the bridge having the breakdown...
Arvo has once again succumbed to his ex-wife and further ruining any chances with Christine as they race to clear Nick and catch the swing bridge killer
Great follow up to the first book in this series "Washed-up"

Cassie Small
Oct 11, 2012 rated it liked it
interesting
average
short book so i read it in entirety...if it had been a longer book i would have abandoned it

this is a book i won on goodreads......thank you!
Karen
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Broken Down was a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

I thoroughly enjoy reading works from local authors with settings I can associate with, in this case a small Minnesota town along the Mississippi River. From the beginning, before opening to the first page, the cover photo instantly reminded me of the widely popular aerial lift bridge in Duluth. Unfortunately, that image never left my mind and it made it difficult to relate to the story. Not having read Washed Up, the author's first novel, the
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Joyce Gerens
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Thank you for the opportunity of reading a new novel. The detective was virtually a real person having personal demons and the youngster acted realistically as well. The book was a quick read and satisfying too.
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A native Minnesotan, Susan Koefod spent much of her girlhood taking long bicycle rides and walks through hilly Dakota County and along the beautiful Mississippi River valley that shapes the state's southeastern border. Such excursions typically filled her imagination with poetry and story ideas. In fact, she invariably thought of herself in the third person, and she fictionalized herself in her ...more
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