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Dead Silver: A Novel (Hugh Davoren #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  89 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Their first appearance in Lone Creek helped garner McMahon the most extraordinary reviews of his career. None other than mystery guru Otto Penzler said: "It is the poignant and knowing prose that elevates this novel to literature. What separates this book from other outstanding crime novels is the moral might of the hero—and he is a hero, just as Philip Marlowe, Lew Archer ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Harper (first published June 1st 2008)
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Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
Picked this out at the same time I got Lone Creek. McMahon is a very good writer. I thought this book lacked the depth of plot detail and some stretches of believability that made Lone Creek overshadow it. None-the-less, I really enjoyed the read.
Steven Howes
Dec 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
After I read Lone Creek, I tried several other Nneil McMahon books. This was a good, fun read as well. I read it in a day.
Sep 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really like this charater, Hugh Davoren, that McMahon has developed. This book is number two for the character. It is a good solid mystery. Hugh is a carpenter along with his friend Madbird in Montana. A woman from his past wants him to investigate the murder of her stepmother and her boyfriend. She feels her father was set up for the fall. With the help of Madbird and the local sheriff, Hugh starts peeling back the layers and soon finds himself fighting for his life in the mountains of Montan ...more
Mar 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Good but not as good as what I'm used to from McMahon. Dead Silver just never developed the speed and was predictable for those who read anything. You could guess the bad guys were and you never doubted yourself.
Troy Groff
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was pretty good. I liked the close friendship between the 3 characters, Hugh, Madbird and Renee. Also, the feel of Montana was nice to read about. I would definitely read another book by Neil McMahon. I would recommend this to friends.
Andrew Carter
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
The writing seemed awkward at the beginning, but I soon got into the flow. Overall, I enjoyed the book....a one day read. The story-line was interesting and the ending was not 'story-book'....which was ok with me. I would be willing to read more of his books.
Aug 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book featuring these characters. McMahon is a writer I greatly enjoy as are his characters. This was a very good read.
Dec 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: mcmahon-neil
Montana civilian mystery
Rob Dulaney
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Nice change from San Francisco doc to Montana ranch hand. Prefer these his previous books.
Liz Foreman
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really like reading Neil McMahon. A good, solid mystery with interesting characters.
Jul 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were rich and I enjoyed the modern day western setting.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
was alright
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Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Decent read could of been better though. Didn't really have any excitement until about 80% into book
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Neil McMahon grew up in Chicago, holds a degree in psychology from Stanford, and has lived in Montana since 1971. His wife, Kim, coordinates the annual Montana Festival Of The Book. Along with writing, he spent many years working as a carpenter. He has published ten thrillers in addition to co-authoring, with James Patterson, the #1 New York Times bestseller, TOYS. His first thre
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