The Only Good Yankee

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Mirabeau, Texas, is a dynamite little town -- especially when toolsheds, doghouses, and mailboxes mysteriously begin to explode. So far, the sole victim is local librarian Jordan Poteet, struck by a chunk of his girlfriend's mailbox. Yet Jordy gets an even bigger jolt when his ex-girlfriend, Lorna, arrives from Boston. She's come to scoop up everybody's riverfront property -- and, if possible, Jordy as well.

With pro-development folk and die-hard environmentalists all foaming at...

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Mirabeau, Texas, is a dynamite little town -- especially when toolsheds, doghouses, and mailboxes mysteriously begin to explode. So far, the sole victim is local librarian Jordan Poteet, struck by a chunk of his girlfriend's mailbox. Yet Jordy gets an even bigger jolt when his ex-girlfriend, Lorna, arrives from Boston. She's come to scoop up everybody's riverfront property -- and, if possible, Jordy as well.

With pro-development folk and die-hard environmentalists all foaming at the mouth, tempers become downright murderous. And the unfortunate victim is Lorna's handsome colleague, garroted with a piece of barbed wire at the Mirabeau B&B.

Dynamite, lust, murder...what next? Mirabeau braces for the worst and gets it -- while Jordy, his true love Candace, and Police Chief Junebug Moncrief light out after a killer...

Agatha Award-winning author of Do Unto Others.

North and South face off again when a Yankee corporation plans industrial upheaval in sleepy Mirabeau, Texas. Complicating matters are the return of Jordan Poteet's old lover and the murder of her new boss--the company president. Original.

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"A carefully considered plot, clearly drawn characters, and Abbott's irresistible Southern voice combine to create an exciting new entry in mystery fiction."-- Deborah Adams

"Abbott's debut has both light and dark tones, is thoroughly readable, and presents a well-drawn gallery of suspects."--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

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Between a reemerged ex-girlfriend, a mad bomber and a murderer loose on the streets of Mirabeau, Tex., sleuth/librarian Jordan Poteet has his hands full. The bomber is blowing up everything from mailboxes to the top floor of Mirabeau's B&B; Lorna, Poteet's ex, works for a land developer interested in turning the town's riverfront property into resort condos; and the murderer is a nasty soul who garrotes his victims with barbed wire. In this sequel to Do Unto Others, Abbott stirs up a homey brew of humor, sweet-and-sour Southern charm and, most of all, saucy, revealing characterizations: Jordan's current girlfriend, Candace, looks ``like she'd tiptoed out of Laura Ashley University with a bachelor's in Prim,'' while Lorna is likened to a hurricane moving in from the coast-``The only difference was that hurricanes are indifferent to the destruction and chaos they cause.'' And then there's Billy Ray, the prosecutor, who's ``the type of fellow that'd poke his finger between a cottonmouth's fangs to see if the mouth is really all soft inside.'' Add a mixture of slightly unbalanced townsfolk and a rigid environmentalist hell-bent on protecting Mirabeau from the developers, and you have escapist fare that's as good as it gets. Speaking in the first person as Jordan Poteet, Abbott brings an engaging new voice to Southern mystery fiction. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345394385
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: Jordan Poteet Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 620,795
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Abbott
Jeff Abbott
Nominated for three Edgar and two Anthony Awards, Jeff Abbott is the author of eight novels, including Panic, Cut and Run, Black Jack Point, and A Kiss Gone Bad.
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