Not in My Backyard

Not in My Backyard

4.0 1
by Susan Rogers Cooper
     
 
Romance writer, suburban mom, and sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh is certainly not thrilled to have Michael Whitby for a neighbor. A convicted criminal, Whitby served his time in prison and now has moved to the quiet Texas community of Black Cat Ridge, the Pughs' hometown. Despite her fears, E.J. feels the townsfolk's campaign of harassment-which is affecting the ex-con's

Overview

Romance writer, suburban mom, and sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh is certainly not thrilled to have Michael Whitby for a neighbor. A convicted criminal, Whitby served his time in prison and now has moved to the quiet Texas community of Black Cat Ridge, the Pughs' hometown. Despite her fears, E.J. feels the townsfolk's campaign of harassment-which is affecting the ex-con's innocent family-is unnecessarily cruel and blatantly unfair. The local citizenry has decided that Whitby must go! And no method is too extreme if it removes him from the vicinity.

But a line is crossed on Halloween night when a dead body is discovered on the Whitby's front lawn. And now a morally outraged E.J. is on the trail of a killer, digging for dangerous secrets that might best be left interred-secrets that might possibly be buried in her own backyard.Romance writer, suburban mom, and sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh is certainly not thrilled to have Michael Whitby for a neighbor. A convicted criminal, Whitby served his time in prison and now has moved to the quiet Texas community of Black Cat Ridge, the Pughs' hometown. Despite her fears, E.J. feels the townsfolk's campaign of harassment-which is affecting the ex-con's innocent family-is unnecessarily cruel and blatantly unfair. The local citizenry has decided that Whitby must go! And no method is too extreme if it removes him from the vicinity.

Author Biography:

Susan Rogers Cooper is the Edgar Award-nominated author of fourteen books in three mystery series. She's half-fifth generation Texan and half-Yankee, although the Texas half seems to be winning. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, daughter, and assorted animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380805327
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
E. J. Pugh Mysteries Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.71(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Not in My Backyard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not one to buy bath tub or beach books, and I never liked mysteries until I recieve as a girt and read not in my back yeard by Susan Rogers Cooper. I was so into the book I never put it down. E.J is fiesty and believeable.I fully recomed this book to a first time mystery read or someone who reads mystery often.