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Skylar (Skylar Series #1)

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Everyone loves Skylar Whitfield, Greendown County's winsome charmer. He has innate sexiness that makes women smile. But he doesn't make his cousin Jonathan smile. Jonathan's a Harvard preppy gracing the South for the first time and he has a hard time with Skylar's penchant for hot summer nights, long-legged women and southern masculinity. Skylar has an equal distaste for Jonathan's presumptions, snobbery and northern propriety.

When the county beauty queen, Mary Lou Simes, is ...

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Overview

Everyone loves Skylar Whitfield, Greendown County's winsome charmer. He has innate sexiness that makes women smile. But he doesn't make his cousin Jonathan smile. Jonathan's a Harvard preppy gracing the South for the first time and he has a hard time with Skylar's penchant for hot summer nights, long-legged women and southern masculinity. Skylar has an equal distaste for Jonathan's presumptions, snobbery and northern propriety.

When the county beauty queen, Mary Lou Simes, is found beaten to death with Skylar's pocket knife nearby, Skylar must put his sex-filled mind and incorrigible love of the good life on hold. To find the murderer, he'll have to outwit the dimwitted police - and drag Jonathan along with him.

Gregory Mcdonald heaps this rollicking series debut with enough enchantment and eros to make a naughty girl blush. Uproariously funny, Skylar is fresh, quirky, and so delicately crafted that it is at once painfully suspenseful and sweetly moving.

Skylar is a popular heartthrob loved by everyone. Now, Skylar's popularity is in jeopardy when his innocence is questioned in the murder of his longtime sweetheart. 3 cassettes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sneaky guile, chronic cuteness and aw-shucks Southern charm meld in this series launch from the creator of the much admired Fletch stories. Skylar Whitfield of Greendowns County, probably in Tennessee, is college-age (but not college-bound), aimless and catnip to the local women. He's also Sheriff Pepp's prime suspect when beauty queen Mary Lou Simes is battered to death. The kills keep a-comin' to the Simes clan, and Skylar can't muster a good alibi, although you have to admire a guy who breaks out of jail to go to church and continue his unstinting commitment to the pleasuring of nubile women. McDonald produces endlessly entertaining dialogue, especially between Skylar and his hidebound Yankee cousin Jonathan, visiting from Boston; ``Jon Than'' hates Skylar's guts, but he's the one who unearths the true renaissance man beneath Skylar's heart-melting smile and doubtful grammar. McDonald saddles the poor sheriff with the meanest wife on God's earth and nearly ruins his story with a late copycat death that won't fool many. This book has already been optioned for film (by Sandollar). (July)
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From the author of the popular Fletch series comes Tennessee country charmer, Skylar Whitfield. With a penchant for hot summer nights and long-legged women, Skylar must put his good times on hold while he's suspected of killing his longtime sweetheart, the county beauty queen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567401240
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Series: Skylar Series , #1
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 4.58 (w) x 6.95 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Edgar-winner author of the "acidly funny novels starring the subversive sleuth" known as Fletch and former Boston Globe reporter Gregory Mcdonald, 71, died of prostate cancer in 2008.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    Incredible

    I found that Gregory had a real grasp on the characters and explained it well to the point that you had a picture of the scenes in your head down to the last detail. He kept you in suspense right up to the last few pages and i found it difficult to put it down. I have yet to read his other titles but i cant wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2000

    Half-Hearted, Half-Witted

    As a longtime fan of the 'Fletch' and 'Flynn' series', I can understand other reviewers' excitement about the appearance of the 'Skylar' books; it represents Gregory MacDonalds' departure from 'literature' and return to what he does best - writing crime novels starring quirky, likeable characters who view the world through humorous eyes. <P> However, just because MacDonald is leaning back in that direction, it doesn't necessarily mean he's put his heart into it. 'Skylar' is a partially-realized novel full of stereotypes (some offensive), caricatures and cardboard cutouts. Nothing here seems anchored in the real world. <P> The story: Jonathan Whitfield, stereotypical yuppie relative from the north, appears in quaint, southern (cardboard cutout) Greendowns County, Tennessee, to visit his Uncle and family, including sharp-as-a-tack, hayseed caricature, cousin Skylar, a youthful Matlock-clone. <P> In terms of mystery, MacDonald had me going to the end, even throwing in a shocker of a twist that both surprised and saddened me. Basically, someone beats Skylar's sweetheart to death and Skylar is the only suspect. Because the local Sheriff & deputies are hayseed caricatures of Southern cops, Skylar knows it will be up to him to solve the murder and clear his name. Cousin Jonathan is along as an observer, someone to represent us, the reader, goggle-eyed and confused by all the southern charm. <P> As characters go, Sheriff Culpepper was the only fellow I really liked. Everyone else is so damned self-absorbed they may as well be carrying around mirrors to talk to instead of each other. <P> MacDonald can be a great writer when he wants to be. With 'Skylar', I got the impression that he just needed enough green to pay for stud-service on one of his new mares now that he's running a horse ranch in Tennessee, and another book fit the bill. Don't kid yourself for even an instant that this book is written in the 'Fletch' mold.

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