Hook, Line and Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In

Hook, Line and Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In

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by T. Jefferson Parker
     
 

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Original short stories by best-selling mystery writers about their favorite pastime—?shing.
Sixteen of America's favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors' passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley…  See more details below

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Original short stories by best-selling mystery writers about their favorite pastime—?shing.
Sixteen of America's favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors' passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing best-selling books. This collection of all-original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader.
Proceeds from this book will help support two charitable groups, Casting For Recovery, which helps women cancer survivors to heal body and soul through fly-fishing, and Project Healing Waters, which does the same for our returning veterans.
Contributing authors include • Ridley Pearson • Mark T. Sullivan • Michael Connelly • John Lescoart • Andrew Winer • Dana Stabenow • Don Winslow • Melodie Johnson Howe • James W. Hall • C.J. Box • Victoria Houston • William Beall • Spring Warren • Brian M. Wiprud • William Tapply • T. Jefferson Parker

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fishing can be murder both literally and figuratively, as shown in this rich string of 16 original stories caught and displayed by bestseller Parker. Not all are trophy worthy, but most are keepers, like “Mr. Brody's Trout” by the late William G. Tapply, in which bait shop owner Stoney Calhoun guides an elderly fisherman on a monthlong quest for “a ten-pound native Maine brook trout.” Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak solves a missing person case and metes out poetic justice in her Alaskan village in “Cherchez La Femme.” In John Lescroart's clever “Unsnaggable,” a Yellowstone fishing trip offers a spouse the chance to exit a marriage. Three brief fishing lessons from a hit man teach a suicidal man a life lesson in Brian M. Wiprud's provocative “Granite Hat.” Other contributors include Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, C.J. Box, and James W. Hall. This solid anthology demonstrates that a passion for fishing and a passion for writing can hook a reader and reel him in. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Narrators John Nelson and Justine Eyre competently catch the voice of each author and the unique perspective provided by the focus on the sport." —AudioFile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881508666
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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From the Publisher
"Narrators John Nelson and Justine Eyre competently catch the voice of each author and the unique perspective provided by the focus on the sport." —-AudioFile

Meet the Author

T. Jefferson Parker is the best-selling author of Iron River and California Girl. He lives in San Diego, CA.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Fallbrook, California
Date of Birth:
December 26, 1953
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.A. in English, University of California-Irvine, 1976
Website:
http://www.tjeffersonparker.com

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