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Buckular Dystrophy

(Woods Cop #10)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  203 ratings  ·  26 reviews
The 10th installment of the beloved Woods Cop Mystery series! The traditional firearm deer season in Michigan lasts two weeks, a time in which the most hunters are afield during the year and the time when most things happen. Game wardens cannot count on having any life but work during this period, and in this case Grady Service, who takes longtime violator and archrival Li ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 15th 2018 by Lyons Press
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Dee
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well we've been waiting a while for this book to come out. Joe Heywood who has spent many a deer season with the Dept. of Natural Resources officers in Michigan certainly illustrates the degree to which poaching can take place. For all sorts of self-centered reasons, people can justify that it is OK to kill deer out of season, more than allowed, and for hides or racks, but not meat! The woods cop, game warden or whatever title you give him is out there making sure people are not breaking laws an ...more
Mary
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it as usual. Having been in the UP I know the locals HATE wolves with an unreasoned intensity. It was nice to see a somewhat balanced look at the issue as part of a sub plot.
I bought the book mentioned in the bookstore in Marquette on a recent roadtrip!
Love the UP, not sure I have the guts to retire there. Mosquitos in some areas were intense. Thankfully black flies had passed.

Anyway love this whole series! Good balance of facts you learn from and storyline.
Chris Conley
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another exciting, intelligent romp with Grady Service and, now, his new partner, Lumpy Allerdyce. These stories of a conservation officer in the upper peninsula are always action packed, full of fascinating facts about wildlife and brimful with intersecting lives and crimes. Joseph Heywood really knows his way around a good story.
wally
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heywood
finished this one yesterday the 14th of september 2019 good read three stars i liked it kindle library loaner have read at least one other possibly more from heywood. the dialect of some of the characters is difficult to decipher. the kindle could not translate some...croatian...i believe...and have not tried otherwise online to do so. the old buck violator assisting the lead character has a dialect all his own and some of that was fun to read, twisted words and multiple meanings. apparently muc ...more
Jim Graczyk
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only issue I had with this book was interpreting the "UP Slang" ...more
Lane
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Another good Woods Cop story. An interesting read as it is several short stories hooked together that show what a hunting season is like.
Terrance
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the Woods Cop series, but this one felt a little rushed and disjointed
Jeff
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, mystery
Another fun adventure of Grady Service. I love reading books that involve areas I'm familiar with and as usual only the names have been changed. ...more
Christine Braybrook
What a strange but still very interesting book by Joseph Heywood. It was all about deer tags, missing deer from around the counties, and more great stories about Grady Service and friends.
Beth Schwab
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've this author and main character. I hope there are more to come. ...more
Beth
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I'm a big fan of Joseph Heywood and this series. That said, I didn't love this one. It was all about hunting, as you would gather from the wry title, and covered the entire span of the Michigan gun deer hunting season ( which is around 2 weeks, I think, but seemed endless in this book.) The main character of this series is Grady Service, a CO (conservation warden) in the UP, and he usually deals with murderers and major crimes in the course of his job. Not so much in this one, but the crimes wer ...more
Grey853
May 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Michael
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series and this book is my favorite so far. Heywood's focus on Conservation Officer Grady Service allows him to describe the wilds and wonders of the UP, put forth the puzzle/suspense of a police procedural and the edge of a military/spy thriller.
I really like the Limpy Allerdyce/ Grady Service partnership. Initially it was difficult to decipher Limpy's dialect, but it was always engaging and funny. The dialect was a brilliantly depicted an uneducated, ex con, scorned by socie
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Leslie
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Woods Cop books and couldn't wait to get this one. I waited for my vacation to read it, which was tough to do. It took a while to get into it and figure that there wasn't just one, primary mystery going on, but several, as he tells about the days leading up to firearm deer season, and each day of the 15 day season. I did like it, but not as much as some of the other books in the past. I was happy to see some of the characters back. I was surprised by the cliff hanger at the end, and n ...more
Eric
Jul 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always enjoy the woods cop books. This is not one of the best, but it was entertaining. Strays a bit from the usual format in that there is not one big case as the centerpiece of the story. It tells of a particular deer season which stood out because of an avalanche of weird cases all at the same time. One thing I enjoy about reading a series like this is following all the lesser characters as they progress through their lives and the relationships change over time.
Mike
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The latest (10th) in the "Woods Cop Mystery" series by Joseph Heywood. One of my favorite series ever. The main character is a Conservation Officer named Grady Service. The books are very authentic because Heywood has been allowed to ride with Michigan Conservation Officers. The hardest part for me is waiting for the next book to be published. ...more
Catherine Woodman
This is a book with a really terrible name, and there really is not a murder mystery to solve--it follows Grady Service throughout the deer huntinig season in the UP--but it is a very solid installment in the series. Grady is his usual sanctimonious self, who is going about enforcing the law whether it makes sense to him or not, and the troubles that he encounters as he does so.
Barb Flory
I have greatly enjoyed this series, but this one wasn't as good. The thing I enjoy the most is one character he created named Allerdyce. He is classic U.P. and the dialogue with him is wonderfully entertaining. ...more
Isabel
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sensational! The best in a great series.
Hrn1947
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By far the best story yet. Really liked the epilogue as it was at the end. Sometimes everything doesn't get wrapped up, but in this case it almost all was. Looking forward to the next installment ...more
Bartmart
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read. Typical Joe Pickett who done it. His friend Nate is back
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Joseph Heywood is the son of a career USAF officer. His dad was from Rhinecliff, New York on the Hudson River in Dutchess County, and his mother is from Mize, Mississippi in Sullivan County. His mother’s maiden name was Hegwood and she had only to change one letter to convert to her married name.

He is a 1961 graduate of Rudyard High School in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Chi
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