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A Venture into Murder
     

A Venture into Murder

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by Henry Kisor
 

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A Venture into Murder, Henry Kisor’s second mystery featuring Deputy Steve Martinez, returns to Porcupine County, nestled into the deceptively peaceful landscape of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Its seat is a small town where the residents all know one another, and the latest gossip is never something that can be kept quiet for long. But there’s

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A Venture into Murder, Henry Kisor’s second mystery featuring Deputy Steve Martinez, returns to Porcupine County, nestled into the deceptively peaceful landscape of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Its seat is a small town where the residents all know one another, and the latest gossip is never something that can be kept quiet for long. But there’s one secret that Porcupine County has tried to keep quiet for years . . . and those who try to uncover it sometimes wind up dead.

Steve—Lakota Sioux by birth, white by upbringing—fell in love with the town after running away from a secret of his own. After finding the love of his life, Steve was able to make peace with his past and find comfort in the land that had been so good to his people.

The quiet is broken, however, after the discovery of the body of a mob hit man. Then, during a routine operation, one of Steve’s men literally falls over the long-buried corpse of one of Porcupine County’s missing . . . a man who was last seen a century ago. The two deaths are seemingly unrelated at first . . . but Steve Martinez isn’t one to let a matter of relation stop him.

As Steve probes deeper, he’s confronted with problems both professional and personal that could jeopardize everything: his career and his relationship with the beautiful Ginny Fitzgerald—a wealthy widow with secrets of her own.

Through shoot-outs and death-defying surveillance flights, Steve is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the peace in the land he loves, but he may find that even in the quietest of towns there are some things that are better left buried.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“The quick-witted detective Kisor introduced in [Season’s Revenge], a deputy sheriff of Lakota Sioux ancestry named Steve Martinez, returns in A Venture into Murder to look into another homicide committed in the frontier outpost of Porcupine County . . . The mystery has its strong points, but the real draw is the region itself, ‘beautiful and isolated’ to someone who knows it, mysterious and dangerous to an impressionable reader.”
Publishers Weekly
“Deputy Stephen Martinez, who makes an appealing laid-back philosopher-detective, gets on the case in Kisor’s delightful encore to Season’s Revenge'(2003) . . . Sharp-witted dialogue, rustic ambience and intriguing, character-driven tangents will keep readers turning the pages.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Strong characters, warm confident prose.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013423121
Publisher:
Henry Kisor
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Steve Martinez Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
293,321
File size:
997 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Kisor was the book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1978 until his retirement in 2006. In 1983 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. He winters in Evanston, Illinois, and summers in Ontonagon, Michigan, the setting for his mysteries.

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A Venture into Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My uncle rote the book henry is my uncle he is deaf but still avery nice person he is avery good wrighter to Ruby E. Haupt