A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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by Amanda Louise Martin
     
 

A retired Marine is found planted in his own flower bed, dressed in death as a garden gnome. The murder exposes the seedy side of suburbia as Veronica Sparrow, a bored twenty-something cynic, and her identical twin uncover a truly deranged killer hidden in the midst of the impeccably manicured lawns on Quail Court. Neighbors become suspects: the married male

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A retired Marine is found planted in his own flower bed, dressed in death as a garden gnome. The murder exposes the seedy side of suburbia as Veronica Sparrow, a bored twenty-something cynic, and her identical twin uncover a truly deranged killer hidden in the midst of the impeccably manicured lawns on Quail Court. Neighbors become suspects: the married male professor who slept with the dead man's son, the enraged father of the girl to whom the victim gave diet pills, and the high-school loner, neighborhood kleptomaniac, who pilfers incriminating evidence. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood unearths more secrets than a naked body in front of a mirror. A kinship between order and chaos must be embraced to discover the truth or become the next target.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781424184194
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great lead paragraph that really draws you into the story! Couldn't put it down. 'Steve Shelley wasn't much of a man. He beat his wife, exposed himself to the female neighbors, and drank like a fish. Oh, and did I mention that his idol had become the sadist across the street? So it was a sad day for Steve the morning he stepped out of his two-story traditional house, walked down his recently pressure-washed driveway, bent over to retrieve his newspaper, and upon looking up found himself staring into the vacant eyes of his hero.' A wonderful read and an exciting debut entry of a new mystery series following in the footsteps of Diane Mott Davidson, Sue Grafton, Joan Hess, Julie Kenner, and Joanne Pence.