Now Comes Death

Now Comes Death

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by Kinley Roby
     
 

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*Starred Review* Everything about Roby's second Harry Brock mystery is so appealing that choosing the best element is truly daunting. One could make a convincing argument for Harry himself: a struggling private investigator, he is an imperfect yet deeply honorable man who wants a family but doesn't quite know how to keep one. Or perhaps we might opt…  See more details below

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*Starred Review* Everything about Roby's second Harry Brock mystery is so appealing that choosing the best element is truly daunting. One could make a convincing argument for Harry himself: a struggling private investigator, he is an imperfect yet deeply honorable man who wants a family but doesn't quite know how to keep one. Or perhaps we might opt for the book's setting: a densely thicketed, teeming-with-life tropical hammock of land off the southwest Florida coast. Or maybe we should select Harry's gentle and wise beekeeping neighbor, Tucker LaBeau, who often consults with his hound, Sanchez, and his mule, Oh-Brother. Characters and setting are superlative, to be sure, but Roby is no slouch when it comes to plotting, either, juggling an involving mystery about the murder of drifter Truly Brown with subplots concerning a farmer whose cattle have vanished and a woman who wants Harry to investigate her business associate. Meanwhile, Harry's pregnant wife, Katherine, wants him to quit the private-eye business and choose a less-dangerous job. An outstanding detective novel, even better than the series' fine debut, Death in a Hammock (2003). Jenny McLarin
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ISBN-13:
9781432826628
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
07/11/2005
Sold by:
CENGAGE LEARNING
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
432 KB

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Now Comes Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On Hobson¿s Choice near Tequesta City, Florida, Helen Bradley and Harry Brock are conducting a bird census for the Audubon society when they come across a rotted corpse. Harry realizes that the dead man is Truly Brown, who was to shortly inherit a fortune. The police tell Harry, a private investigator, to stay out of their case as he intends to do without their warning........................ Helen¿s friend Riga Kraftmeier, vice president at Three Rivers Bank & Trust Company, wants to purchase Hobson¿s Choice so she hires Harry to expedite her efforts to include if necessary solving the homicide. As Harry investigates, his pregnant wife Katherine warns him that she will leave him if he fails to change jobs. Harry wants to comfort her, but ignores her threat as this is his occupation, but soon wishes he heeded her admonition as he finds himself endangered by two families feuding............................. The second Harry Brock investigative tale (see DEATH IN A HAMMOCK) is a fabulous who-done-it as the hero¿s personal life interferes with his concentration on the case. The story line is action-packed, but also loaded with angst as Katherine lays out an ultimatum and Helen is more fun to be with so readers who do not want a large spoonful of the humanizing element will want to pass. For readers like this reviewer the personal aspects enhance a strong murder investigation that leaves the audience with a fine all around novel................... Harriet Klausner