Slim To None

Slim To None

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by Timothy Sheard
     
 

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After a midnight phone call pulls Lenny Moss into another murder investigation, the wily hospital custodian-shop steward must confront the darkest hour of his life when he realizes that even a life long friend may turn out to be his mortal enemy.  See more details below

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After a midnight phone call pulls Lenny Moss into another murder investigation, the wily hospital custodian-shop steward must confront the darkest hour of his life when he realizes that even a life long friend may turn out to be his mortal enemy.

Editorial Reviews

Sue Doro Pride & A Paycheck
...for those of you who love to read mysteries and can’t find any good working class ones…especially featuring REAL working class characters AND men who aren’t sexist or racist...Lenny Moss, the union steward hero of these books is someone I would have loved to have been able to work beside at the Milwaukee Road Railroad...Tim Sheards' fourth book is the most exciting and unnerving Lenny Moss mystery to date.
Ray Walsh Curious Book Review
Slim to None...is the fourth in his atmospheric series showcasing Lenny Moss, a Philadelphia-area hospital custodian and shop steward. Moss gets a frantic late-night call from Carleton, a friend and hospital worker, who sees a man furtively dumping a nurse's body a nearby park...There are many tense scenes inside the hospital as Moss becomes the target of a clever killer...Laced with dark humor and told with an insider's knowledge, this fast-paced, nifty paperback is the best yet in the series.
Earl Silbar
Here's a page flipper, a murder mystery set in a hospital where the invisible, everyday workers are the key...Lenny Moss, a custodian and union steward, is at the center of the action as he and his colleagues take on bosses...corporate downsizing and union busting to fiigure out who killed a beautiful nurse. Here's a great read, a complicated mystery, good friends, comradeship in hard times, and union workers shown in full humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981451831
Publisher:
tim sheard
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 9 Years

Meet the Author

Timothy Sheard is a veteran nurse and long time social activist. He organizes writers with the National Writers Union, and supports the work of the United Association for Labor Education and the Working Class Studies Association. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

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Slim To None 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Philadelphia, union steward widower Lenny Moss works as a custodian at James Madison University Hospital. His is co-worker and friend Carlton knows Lenny has solved murder cases (see A Race Against Death). So when Carlton, hunting deer with a bow and arrow, notices a man dumping the body of a girl in Fairmont Park at one in the morning, he desperately calls and wakes up Lenny as he knows the trouble he could be in if he calls the cops especially with the meat he carves up in his garage from the animals he kills. Lenny tells him to dial 911 from a pay phone. The next day the cops question Carlton as they traced him by his buying food at an establishment next to the payphone. Lenny investigates the dead girl who turns out to be hospital nurse Briana Lenny needs to prove his friend's innocence as Carleton is the prime suspect. However, as he finds clues the evidence he fears points to a lifelong friend. In A Race Against Death, the sly killer observes Lenny's sleuthing as he plans to eliminate Moss and Carlton since when it comes to homicide friendship means nothing. The latest Lenny Moss medical amateur sleuth tale (see Some Cuts Never heal) is a super whodunit as the inquiry is enhanced by what happens in a hospital including administrative decisions that make no sense to the staff (ask Moose to explain). The story line is fast-paced and filled with dark hospital humor as Lenny and crew go about their job while he also works the investigation. With a strong mystery, readers will enjoy stopping at James Madison University Hospital as this series is one of the best. Harriet Klausner