Spider's Web in the Green Mountains: A Cooper North Mystery

Spider's Web in the Green Mountains: A Cooper North Mystery

by Richard Wolkomir


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A rainy night.

Cooper North's window shatters-a bullet.

Who wants her dead?

She recently retired as a prosecutor. Her polio-lamed left leg aches, but she's finally stepped away from her alcohol problem. She plans to read books, watch birds, and enjoy her new housemate, Henry, a Pembroke Welsh corgi, with extremely high self-esteem.

Within two weeks, she's bored.

So she lets the local college talk her into starting a new criminal justice program. And she still advises her old colleague and friend, Tip LaPerle, the town's police chief. What she misses, she realizes, is tracking down felons, keeping her town safe.

It's not safe now-someone's shooting at her.

Is it a felon she jailed, out for revenge? Or is it more complicated? In this old New England town, Cooper knows, murder's roots can run deep. Has some evil coiled up from the past?

Even her corgi, Henry, receives threats.

Cooper has backup. Chief LaPerle is on the case, but he's a hothead, and part of Cooper's job has always been protecting her friend from his own temper.

There's also Mt. Augustus College's new campus-security director, Mike Bolknor, but Cooper wonders why he quit as a detective at the NYPD, and why he's depressed. She even enlists her criminal-justice students in the investigation, always remembering that they're just kids.

In the end, it's up to Cooper to keep herself alive.

That's a problem.

Here's one reader's reaction to Spider's Web in the Green Mountains-

"...a Mack-truck-out-of-nowhere double barrels into a never-saw-it-coming conclusion. On the way to the last chapter, it's also full of sleight-of-hand plot shifts and descriptive subtleties akin to poetry. There's 100% agreement among fellow mystery lovers with whom I've shared this book. We loved it!-5 Stars."

Another mystery fan said-

"Really liked the story. Interesting plot with twists. Good characters-5 Stars!"

One more reader's comment-

"A retired prosecutor is in the crosshairs of hate. Who wants her dead, her dog injured and her reputation sullied?-4 Stars."

On Goodreads, the international on-line book club, 60% of those who rated this mystery gave it five stars, 20% gave it four stars. Overall, 90% liked this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539961284
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.89(d)

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