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Capitol Punishment: An Andy Hayes Mystery
     

Capitol Punishment: An Andy Hayes Mystery

by Andrew Welsh-Huggins
 

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“A perfect read in an election year.”—Publishers Weekly

The job seems simple enough: Reporter Lee Hershey needs protection for a couple of weeks as he pursues the biggest story of his career with all eyes on swing state Ohio in the midst of a presidential election. Columbus private eye Andy Hayes, broke as usual, doesn’

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“A perfect read in an election year.”—Publishers Weekly

The job seems simple enough: Reporter Lee Hershey needs protection for a couple of weeks as he pursues the biggest story of his career with all eyes on swing state Ohio in the midst of a presidential election. Columbus private eye Andy Hayes, broke as usual, doesn’t have much choice but to sign on, even with his girlfriend falling for the charming journalist.

Then murder strikes at the Statehouse and Andy finds himself partly responsible for the death. With an innocent man behind bars, a mysterious vehicle following Andy around the city, and more lives in danger, the detective has his hands full trying to solve a killing in a poisonous political environment where everyone has a motive for murder and anyone could be the next target.

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From the Publisher

“Ohio politics provide the backdrop for Welsh-Huggins’s nicely plotted third mystery featuring disgraced former OSU quarterback Andy Hayes (after 2015’s Slow Burn). …Andy must navigate a minefield of powerful personalities with few inhibitions in a cautionary tale that’s a perfect read in an election year.” — Publishers Weekly

"Hayes' beer isn't the sole heady brew in this fine example of political noir, for which aficionados of smart crime fiction will vote with enthusiasm."
—Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Capitol Punishment is an entertaining private eye novel…Andy is a likable, cynical, at times humorous, and always witty protagonist with a penchant for trouble.”
Mystery Scene

Capitol Punishment is an entertaining private eye novel…Andy is a likable, cynical, at times humorous, and always witty protagonist with a penchant for trouble.” —Mystery Scene

“Convoluted clues are at the heart of this political mystery that roves all around Columbus, including German Village and even Clintonville. It's a great read for this tense political season.”
The Columbus Dispatch

“[Welsh-Huggins] understands the darker places of the human heart. Capitol Punishment is a winner, and if you know Columbus, you will have fun following Andy Hayes through his city ramblings as he tracks the killer.”
Reviewing the Evidence

Capitol Punishment is an entertaining private eye novel…Andy is a likable, cynical, at times humorous, and always witty protagonist with a penchant for trouble. The narrative includes a bunch of interesting Ohio political history and anecdotes…while never slowing the story.” —Mystery Scene

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804040716
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2016
Series:
Andy Hayes Mysteries
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
857,286
File size:
717 KB

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