Dead Renegade

Dead Renegade

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by Victoria Houston
     
 

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A sunny Thursday heading into the Fourth of July and retired dentist Doc Osborne is helping his daughter, Erin, who has just opened her own legal practice. They are assisting an elderly client of Erin's reclaim an antique chest from an uncooperative antique dealer when Doc Osborne stumbles over a rug and human remains tumble onto the floor. . .

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A sunny Thursday heading into the Fourth of July and retired dentist Doc Osborne is helping his daughter, Erin, who has just opened her own legal practice. They are assisting an elderly client of Erin's reclaim an antique chest from an uncooperative antique dealer when Doc Osborne stumbles over a rug and human remains tumble onto the floor. . .

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Publishers Weekly
Houston's tepid 10th mystery set near one of Wisconsin's Loon Lakes (after 2008's Dead Hot Shot) works better as a portrait of small-town life than as a whodunit. Dr. Paul Osborne, now retired from his dental practice, assists the Loon Lake police department, headed by his girlfriend, Lew Ferris. Osborne's chance presence at a local antique emporium leads him to a grisly discovery of a human skull concealed in a rug. The investigation into whom the skull belonged to and the cause of death ends up taking a back seat after Osborne's granddaughter is frightened by something she's reluctant to talk about. Another plot line involves the young wife of an abusive businessman, who's stiffed some locals who did logging work for him. Unfortunately, the characters aren't sufficiently interesting to compensate for the slow pacing and the pedestrian plot line.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440531613
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Series:
Loon Lake Fishing Mystery Series , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
187
Sales rank:
131,893
File size:
448 KB

Meet the Author

In her teens and twenties, mystery author Victoria Houston was the classic hometown girl who couldn't wait to leave her small Wisconsin town. She has not only returned to her hometown, Rhinelander, but she has based her popular Loon Lake mystery series in the region's fishing culture. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio.

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