Taryn Maguire was good at hitting the shot called a stinger, good enough to get on the PGA Tour. Taryn was called "Stinger." A top golfer, he was also known as a humanitarian. He was found brutally murdered after returning to Willowtree, Arizona, his hometown, for a charity event.Bruce DelReno, a retired postman and golf enthusiast, found the body and becomes emotionally involved in the murder investigation. With his friends, including Ben Samuel, his Apache sidekick, he uncovers secrets long held by people in Willowtree. When Stinger's own secret is discovered it becomes a bigger story than his death. Fans of "Willowtree," the first Bruce DelReno Mystery, will find more of Bruce's unique relationships with friends, the police, witnesses, and suspects.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Mike Bove is a Vermont native who taught in public schools and coached high school track and soccer. He was involved as an actor and director in high school, college, and Community Theater. He adapted a folk tale, The Nosebag, for the stage, produced and directed it. Mike left teaching and worked for the Postal Service after moving to Cape Cod. There he became an avid golfer and fisherman. Now, in Arizona and retired, he is writing the series of Bruce DelReno Mysteries.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite Stinger Maguire is Mike Bove’s second Bruce DelReno mystery, following on from 2011’s Willowtree. In this instalment, retired postman and current golf coach, Bruce, finds the tortured and battered body of local boy made good - PGA golfer, Taryn ‘Stinger’ Maguire - gruesomely displayed in the locker room of Willowtree High School. Due to his finding the body, and the esteem in which Maguire is held locally, Bruce takes a personal interest in finding his murderer. There is no shortage of suspects in Stinger’s home town or among his colleagues on the PGA circuit and, with the help of his wife, Genny, and friend, Ben, Bruce is determined to see the culprit brought to justice. Mike Bove has written a solid but at times inconsistent book in Stinger Maguire - there is a mix of very genuine characters, an intriguing murder mystery, and a number of humorous, smoothly written sections but unfortunately also some awkward, plodding passages, some unnaturally formal speech patterns - even between husband and wife - and explanations of the characters’ thought processes to the nth degree. Despite that, the characters of Bruce, Genny, Ben, Cody et al are engaging and warm and the mystery builds effectively, with twists and revelations thrown into the mix until the pieces fall into place and Bruce unmasks the killer! A fun mystery for cozy - and golf - fans.