See Also Proof

See Also Proof

by Larry D. Sweazy


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ISBN-13: 9781633882799
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 251
Sales rank: 824,941
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Larry D. Sweazy is the author of Where I Can See You, See Also Deception, See Also Murder, A Thousand Falling Crows, Escape from Hangtown, Vengeance at Sundown, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker, The Devil's Bones, The Cougar's Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013, and the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for the Josiah Wolfe series. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007, and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010, and won in 2011 for The Scorpion Trail. He has published over sixty nonfiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and several other publications and anthologies. He is member of ITW (International Thriller Writers), WWA (Western Writers of America), and WF (Western Fictioneers).

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See Also Proof 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Marjorie Trumaine is an ordinary woman with an unusual job, that of an Indexer of books. It’s a job that demands a good memory and a high degree of organization and order. All of those gifts have been offset for a few months since her husband Hank passed away. Marjorie lives in Dickinson, North Dakota, a place that is extremely unkind in winter weather but whose residents take it all in stride. They love the area with its farming community and town activities. When things get tough, they all band together and they will certainly be doing this several times as this mystery evolves! Marjorie’s time right now is divided with her work indexing an Audubon book about birds and joining the local Ladies Aid group, as well as taking care of her farm which is now dormant with winter. It’s an old-fashioned type of community in 1965 comprised of residents of German, Swiss and other northern European heritage. The descriptions of the dishes mentioned in this novel will make each reader drool for sure! The first mystery involves a missing young girl, Tina Rinkerman, who is mentally challenged and has not been seen in two days. As the weather is viciously cold and snowy, it is believed if she is not found soon she will not survive as she was not wearing a hat or coat when it is believed she disappeared. The men in the town and the local Sheriff set to forming search groups and getting to work to find Tina. They are severely challenged though as it keeps snowing more and more each day. On one of these trips, Marjorie’s travels with the Sheriff and what they find is a murdered neighbor, Nils. One can feel the shock of the community. Although all are occupied in providing for food etc. for the wake and funeral, Tina is still missing. No spoilers here but the remainder of the story centers on finding the murderer and finding Tina. The end is ultra-shocking and brings back some distressful realities about how mentally challenged patients were abused in the last half of the 20th Century. Marjorie will be shocked by the identity of the murderer of Nils. See Also Proof is a fine, fine mystery that progresses slowly but interestingly. It has spunk, humor, suspense and some fascinating qualities about the occupations of the main and minor characters. Nicely and sensitively done, Larry D. Sweazy!!!