This Won't Hurt a Bit: Mystery

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When a surgical resident is murdered at a big hospital, a custodian is held under suspicion and the police are convinced they've got their man. But janitor Lenny Moss and the other hospital support service workers aren't convinced. Lenny, who learned his interrogative skills as a shop steward investigating union complaints, turns up five new suspects - all staff physicians!

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Overview

When a surgical resident is murdered at a big hospital, a custodian is held under suspicion and the police are convinced they've got their man. But janitor Lenny Moss and the other hospital support service workers aren't convinced. Lenny, who learned his interrogative skills as a shop steward investigating union complaints, turns up five new suspects - all staff physicians!

About the Author

Timothy Sheard is a veteran critical care nurse and a prolific mystery writer who has published over 100 short stories, plays, reviews, and articles.

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[Sheard's] intimate view of Lenny's world is a gentle eye-opener into the way a large institution looks from a workingman's perspective.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In This Won't Hurt a Bit: A Mystery, Timothy Sheard's first novel, the police believe a young laundry worker murdered a surgical resident whose body is found in the hospital. Hospital custodian Lenny Moss, unconvinced, undertakes his own investigation, and digs up evidence pointing at some prestigious suspects. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780887393136
  • Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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It was like this. Sidney called me from a pay phone, all shook up. I told him to ditch the stuff and go to Murray's Steaks on Chelton Ave and buy a case of frozen chicken, and be sure to save the receipt, then go home. Sure enough, when he pulled up to his house, the cops were waiting for him. They ordered him to open his trunk, and when he did he had a case of Murray's chicken and a receipt to go along with it. West had to drop the charges. He knew I was behind it. The bastard's trying to get even with me ever since.
If you got Sidney off you ought to be able to get Regis off, too, said Moose.
I wouldn't count on it, said Lenny. It's gonna be a lot tougher nut to crack.
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