Rough Country (Virgil Flowers #3)
Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, soc ...more
Virgil Flowers, the Minnesota state cop and spin-off character from Sandford's Lucas Davenport series, returns to solve another mystery and get a little fishing done.
A lesbian is murdered while kayaking on a lake at an upscale Minnesota restort that caters exclusively to women. That's a political hot potato getting tossed from hand to hand until it's thrown at Virgil who gets his vacation at a nearby fishing tournament interrupted by Davenport to put him on the case. But ...more
In chatting up women guests and staff at the lodge, he learns the setting is used largely as a lesbian retreat. The murdered woman worked in PR and promotions and showed some interest in helping a local f ...more
Third in the Virgil Flowers thriller subseries and revolving around a roving detective with a penchant for band T-shirts and writing fishing and hunting articles. (This series is an off-shoot from Sandford's Lucas Davenport and doesn't rely upon it.)
It's an intriguing start as McDill thinks of her scientist dad's explanation on the difference between full moons on the horizon and overhead. It's true enough that you can sell the image easier than you can sell the truth.
I'm thinking that th
This is the 3rd in the series and involves a resort solely for women, a man who loves his daught ...more
Rough Country is the third novel in Sandford's Virgil Flower series. ...more
You know what I like: how effortless the whole works comes across. I've never been to these places, nor have I ever met these people, but Sandford puts me there li ...more
Couple that with the way Sandford writes, the way he makes people interesting right off the bat even if we only see them for two pages, the way he can make describing how someone gets up in the morning and gets ready f ...more
Regardless of reading trends ...more
The book opens with a business woman sitting in a canoe on a lake in ...more
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Flowers thinks while fishing to solve the crimes. Rough language and a lot of mechanical names but a great story.
Although this episode in the series might actually be closer to a 3.5 star story, there is something to be said for Sandford's command of setting ...more
Virgil Flowers is fishing with a friend when he receives a call from his boss, Lucas Davenport. With that, his vacation comes to an end and he makes his way to the scene of McDill's murder. You s ...more
Virgil starts his investigation and finds lots of suspects. The resort is a female only one, and it t ...more
"That f**king Flowers" didn't disappoint. Excellent, eccentric, elaborate plotline that starts with Flowers finally taking some time off (which means that his boat was hooked behind his own truck rather than his state vehicle) to enter a musky fishing tournement. Sorry, Virgil. Inconsiderate people keep getting killed in the damnedest ways and his boss, Lucas Davenport, always has a way to contact him.
John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of ...more