Mad Dog and Englishman: A Mad Dog & Englishman Mystery #1 [NOOK Book]

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A blend of science and superstition recalls the wacky mysteries of James Doss (The Shaman Signs 0-380-97721-4 and The Night Visitor 0-380-97721-4) and the magical realism of Luis Borges.

Summer in Benteen County, Kansas, is a season possessed of all the gentle subtlety of an act of war. Winter, of course, is no better, but the memory of frosts and blizzards and winds that begin to suck away your life before you walk a dozen steps has grown ...
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Mad Dog and Englishman: A Mad Dog & Englishman Mystery #1

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Overview

A blend of science and superstition recalls the wacky mysteries of James Doss (The Shaman Signs 0-380-97721-4 and The Night Visitor 0-380-97721-4) and the magical realism of Luis Borges.

Summer in Benteen County, Kansas, is a season possessed of all the gentle subtlety of an act of war. Winter, of course, is no better, but the memory of frosts and blizzards and winds that begin to suck away your life before you walk a dozen steps has grown faint by the early hours of a Sunday morning in late June. While some try to sleep, and some like Sheriff English and his ex-wife try sex, the Reverend Peter Simms takes an early walk in the park and encounters someone counting coup. When the Sheriff’s part-Cheyenne brother, Mad Dog, finds the Reverend’s mutilated corpse, Mad Dog becomes the obvious suspect. Sheriff English widens his net and picks up not only several suspicious characters, but an increasingly dark history for the Simms family. The case grows stormier. So does the weather. As a tornado gathers to hurl its fury on the hapless town, the fury of the killer rises to meet it in an ending that will, literally, blow readers away.
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Nancy Pickard
“This novel has a well-told tale, great characters, and a wonderfully done setting, and I hope it will be a series. It’s a suspenseful tale, told from the title to the end with wit and warmth by a very talented writer.” —Nancy Pickard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615950881
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2013
  • Series: Mad Dog & Englishman Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 213,686
  • File size: 259 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Interesting but disturbing story.

    I didn't find the conversation about sex between the two 13 year old girls fit their age group. I felt the author assigned them roles more fitting for older teenagers and yet Englishman considers his daughter a tween. Heather had a lot more presence of mind than most teens would under the circumstances. I did like the character of Mad Dog though. Not sure if I will continue with the series.

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    Posted March 18, 2013

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