In this combination old-fashioned detective novel and modern romantic thriller, Portland (Oregon) private detectives Clint McCall and Devon Malone each have a client who wants to catch a cheating spouse�and the clients are married to each other! That should be complication enough, but pretty soon there are dead bodies, local crime bosses, out-of-town gangsters, and nasty young punks all thrown into the mix. The punks are out to get McCall, the gangsters are threatening his daughter, and the crime boss is after everybody. On top of all that, and much worse, there may be a new serial killer in town. McCall and Malone have to work together, bickering all the way, to help their clients, protect themselves and stop whoever is killing young women in downtown Portland.
About the Author
Writer of detective novels, short stories, one very short play, and a monthly newspaper column, Glenn Harris lives and writes in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area (Hood River, Oregon). His former lives include college teacher, private school director, graphic design business owner, managing editor of a weekly newspaper, corporate manager, and taekwondo instructor.
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Turnabout Is Fatal Play based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Disclaimer:I worked with Glenn years ago but have not seen or talked to him in over 15 years. I really enjoyed this book. The book is loaded with dry, sardonic wit as well as a few gruesome scenes. The characters are believable as one would think of the low life of any city. The descriptions of Portland are pretty much right on with the exception of the fictional places. Several storylines were quick moving and not overdone. The author writes short chapters allowing easy movement from one storyline to another. The main characters were great fun. Clint pretty much has his act together but Devon is still trying to decide if she is a full fledged P.I. or still a police officer. Her character will be interesting to watch grow. All in all, this is a great beginning to a new series of books.
This is a very good suspense mystery. If you ever feel at all cheated by being able to figure out whodunit too early, this book will not disappoint. It is a suspensful page-turner that will keep you reading to the end and now I'm looking for the next book!